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    • A Student’s Guide to NYU Brought to you by: The Wagner Students Association (WSA) August 29, 2007
    • Life at NYU - Agenda
      • Layout of NYU/ Area Monuments
      • Eating & Drinking Around NYU
      • Calendar of Events
      • Tips, Must Do’s, & Things to do Right Now
      • Resources
      August 29, 2007
    • Layout of NYU & Area Monuments August 29, 2007
    • Layout of the University
      • Wagner is located in the Puck Building, right between Soho and Greenwich Village
      August 29, 2007 You are here
    • Area Monuments
      • The Puck
      • 118-year old landmark which was once the printing facility of Puck Magazine , which ceased publication in 1918.
      • Built from 1885 to 1893 in a Romanesque Revival style designed by architect Albert Wagner
      • Additional construction in 1899 to replace part of structure that was torn down to make room for the extension of Lafayette Street.
      August 29, 2007
      • Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a New York City landmark
      • The exterior is used in the TV show Will & Grace as the building where Grace works
      • Wagner has called the Puck home since May, 2004
    • Area Monuments
      • Washington Square Park
      • City Park, Home of NYU’s Graduation Ceremony
      • Used as a burial ground in the early 1800s
      • The Arch
        • A permanent marble Arch was erected in 1892 to replace a plaster and wood arch that was created to celebrate the centennial of George Washington's inauguration
      August 29, 2007
      • Modeled after the Arc de Triomphe in Paris
      • Inscription reads
        • LET US RAISE A STANDARD TO WHICH THE WISE AND THE HONEST CAN REPAIR. THE EVENT IS IN THE HAND OF GOD.
        • - WASHINGTON
      • $16m redesign of the park, which would relocate the central fountain by about 22 feet to align it with Arch, is under review
    • Area Monuments
      • The Alamo (The Cube)
      • One person can usually push it slowly with some exertion, and two or more people without trouble.
      • Many people who move to New York consider turning The Cube to be a ritual signaling that they have "arrived" in the city
      • Can be spun on its vertical axis
      • Designed by Minimalist artist Bernard "Tony" Rosenthal between 1966 and 1967
      August 29, 2007
      • 3 Siblings
      • “ The Cube” (“Endover”) – Located on University of Michigan campus in Ann-Arbor
      • “ Marty’s Cube” – Miami, FL
      • Unnamed 4th Cube – Located on Pyramid Hill, in Hamilton, OH
    • Area Monuments
      • The Strand Bookstore
      • http://www.strandbooks.com/
      • Founded in 1927 by Benjamin Bass
      • 18 Miles of Books
      • Large collection of publisher's overstock, used, rare, and out-of-print books
      • #1 contender for the title of world's largest used bookstore (Powell’s of Portland, OR is #1)
      • Firehouse, Engine Company 33 (Great Jones Firehouse)
      • 44 Great Jones Street
      • U.S. National Register of Historic Places
      August 29, 2007
    • Area Monuments
      • CBGB & OMFUG
        • "Country Bluegrass Blues and Other Music For Uplifting Gormandizers"
        • 315 Bowery at Bleecker Street
        • Final concert was performed by Patti Smith on Sunday October 15, 2006
      • St. Mark’s-in-the-Bowery Church
        • 131 East 10th Street
      • Colonnade Row (LaGrange Terrace)
        • 428-434 Lafayette St.
        • http://www.nyc-architecture.com/LES/LES026.htm
        • Columns built by Sing Sing prisoners
        • A monument to fur trader and real-estate baron, John Jacob Astor
      August 29, 2007
    • Eating & Drinking Around NYU August 29, 2007
    • Eating & Drinking Around NYU - Coffee
      • Starbucks
      • There are over 100 Starbucks within 2 miles of Campus. The closest are:
        • On Campus - Washington Square East and W. 4 th – 79 Washington Square
        • North of Washington Sqare – 21 East 8th Street
        • Broadway & Bond – 665 Broadway
        • At Astor Place – 13-25 Astor Place
        • At Cooper Union – 51 Astor Place
      • Closest to Puck
        • Broadway & Bond – 665 Broadway
        • or
        • 72 Spring Street (down Lafayette to Spring)
      August 29, 2007
    • Eating & Drinking Around NYU - Coffee
      • Other Coffee Options
      • Brought to you by the Starbucks Delocator - http://www.delocator.net/
      • WagnerWorks Café
        • The Puck Building, Second Floor
      • Think Coffee
        • 248 Mercer Street, between 3 rd and 4 th
        • http://www.thinkcoffeenyc.com/
      • Housing Works Used Book Cafe
        • 126 Crosby Street @ Jersey Street
        • http://www.housingworks.org/usedbookcafe/
      • The Mud Truck
        • http://www.themudtruck.com/
        • Parked at Astor Place (4th Ave & 8th Street), Mon-Fri 7am- 6pm, Sat & Sun 10am-6pm
      • Tea Spot
        • MacDougal & W. 3 rd
      • The Mud Spot (The Mud Truck Café)
        • 9th St & 2nd Ave
      • Oren's Daily Roast
        • 31 Waverly Pl (Waverly & Greene)
      August 29, 2007
    • Eating & Drinking Around NYU – Quick Bites
      • Thiru “Dosa Man” Kumar (Street Vendor - Washington Sq S. @ Sullivan St.)
        • Indian Dosas in a hurry
      • Space Market (1 University Pl @ Waverly)
        • Good to grab a quick snack
      • Dojo West Restaurant (14 W 4th St. @ Mercer)
        • Quick, good Asian food
      • ‘ Wichcraft (60 E 8th St.)
        • Good Sandwiches
      • Two Boots (74 Bleecker St)
        • Good Pizza
      • Lombardi's (32 Spring St.)
        • Great Pizza
      • Mahmoud’s Falafel (119 Macdougal St. @ W. 3 rd )
        • Falafel
      • Bite (335 Lafayette St – Lafayette & Bleecker)
        • Sandwiches
      • Sparky’s American Food (333 Lafayette St – Lafayette & Bleecker)
        • All-Natural Grill fare
      • Rice to Riches (37 Spring Street, between Mott and Mulberry St)
        • Rice Pudding - http://www.ricetoriches.com
      August 29, 2007
    • Eating & Drinking Around NYU Bars & Nightlife
      • Slainte Pub (304 Bowery)
      • Puck Fair (298 Lafayette St.)
      • B Bar & Grill (40 E 4th St. @ Bowery)
      • Caliente Cab Company (21 Waverly Pl. @ Greene)
      • Bleecker Street Bar (58 Bleecker St. @ Layfayette)
      • Lucy's (135 Ave. A @ St. Mark’s Pl.)
      • Joe's Bar (520 E. 6th St. @ Ave A)
      • KGB Bar (85 E. 4th St. 2nd fl @ 2 nd Ave)
      • McSorley's (15 E. 7th St. @ 3 rd Ave)
      • Peculier Pub (145 Bleecker St. @ W. 3 rd )
      • V Bar (225 Sullivan St. @ Bleecker)
      • Lion's Den (214 Sullivan St. @ Bleecker)
      August 29, 2007
    • Calendar of Events August 29, 2007
    • Calendar of Events - September
      • Aug 27 – Sept 9 – U.S. Tennis Open (Flushing Meadows)
      • Labor Day Weekend – West Indian Day Carnival in Brooklyn
        • http://www.wiadca.com/index.php
      • Sept. 5-12 – Spring 2008 Fashion Week
      • Sept. 6 (4:30pm) – New Student Welcome Reception in the Puck
      • Sept. 13 (4:30pm) – WSA Student/Faculty Reception in the Puck
      • Sept. 14 – NY Brewfest
        • http://www.nybrewfest.com/
      • September 13– 23 – Feast of San Gennaro in Little Italy
        • http://www.sangennaro.org/
      • Sept. 15 - Wagner Picnic (Central Park)
      • Sept. 20 (5:00pm) – First General WSA Meeting
      • September 29 th (3-8pm) – 3 rd Annual Vendy Awards
        • http://streetvendor.org/vendies.html
      August 29, 2007
    • Calendar of Events - October
      • Sept 28 – Oct 14 – New York Film Festival
        • http://www.filmlinc.com/nyff/nyff.html
      • October 5-7 – The New Yorker Festival
        • http://festival.newyorker.com/
      • October 8 – Columbus Day Parade
      • October 31 st – West Village Halloween Parade
        • 7:00pm – 10:00pm - On 6th Avenue from Spring Street to 21st Street
        • Line-up Begins at 6:30pm
        • http://www.halloween-nyc.com/index.php
      August 29, 2007
    • Calendar of Events -November
      • First Weekend – NYC Marathon
        • http://www.nycmarathon.org/home/index.php
      • Nov. 22 - Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
      • Nov. 27 th or 28 th (7:00-9:00pm tentative ) – Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting
      August 29, 2007
    • Calendar of Events - December
      • Dec – Lighting of the World's Largest Hanukkah Menorah
        • Grand Army Plaza in Manhattan, Fifth Avenue at 59th Street
      • Dec 14-21 - Finals
      • Dec 31 st – Dick Clark’s Rocking New Years Eve from Times Square
        • Times Square
      • Dec 31 st – New Year’s Eve Midnight Run
        • http://www.nyrr.org/races/2007/calendar/december.asp
      August 29, 2007
    • Calendar of Events – January & February
      • Jan 22 – First day of classes for Spring Semester
      • Feb 7 – Chinese New Year
        • Check out Chinatown
      • Feb (date TBD) – Empire State Run Up
        • http://www.esbnyc.com/tourism/tourism_specialevents_runup.cfm
      • Feb (date TBD) – All University Games
        • If you don’t participate, you will be asked to leave Wagner.
      August 29, 2007
    • Calendar of Events – March & April
      • March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day & the St. Patrick’s Day Parade
        • 1 of 2 days during the year when NY bars allegedly run out of beer
      • March 17-22 – Spring Break
      • April 12-13 – NYC Coffee and Tea Festival
        • http://www.coffeeandteafestival.com/
      • April 23 – May 4 – Tribeca Film Festival
        • http://www.tribecafilmfestival.org/
      August 29, 2007
    • Calendar of Events - May
      • May 7-14 – Spring Exams
      • May 15-16 – Commencement
      • TBS – AIDS Walk New York
        • http://www.aidswalk.net/newyork/
      • 3 rd Weekend – Ninth Avenue International Food Festival
        • http://www.9thavenuerenaissance.com/
      • Last week of May – Fleet Week
        • http://www.fleetweek.navy.mil/
      August 29, 2007
    • Tips, Must Do’s, & Things to do Right Now August 29, 2007
    • Tips
      • If you find yourself feeling bored, you’re not trying hard enough!
      • Sign-up for some Listservs on NYUHome
        • wagner-wsa
        • wagner-wants
        • wagner-discuss
      • Read the local newspapers and magazines
      • Read your e-mail
      • Explore the City and get involved
      August 29, 2007
    • NYC Must Do’s
      • Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge
      • New York Restaurant Week (January & July)
        • http://www.nycvisit.com/
      • Top of the Rock: Rockefeller Center Observation Deck
        • http://www.topoftherocknyc.com/
      • Lower East Side Tenement Museum
        • http://www.tenement.org/
      • New York Transit Musesum
        • http://www.mta.info/mta/museum/index.html
      • Get Lost in Chinatown
        • http://www.explorechinatown.com/
      • Discover an undiscovered band
        • http://www.villagevoice.com/music/
      • Get Free Tickets to a TV Show Taping
        • http://gonyc.about.com/od/tvtapings/Tickets_for_TV_Show_Tapings.htm
        • http://www.nycvisit.com/content/index.cfm?pagePkey=376
      • Go to MoMA’s Target Free Friday between 4:00pm-8:00pm
        • http://moma.org/visit_moma/admissions.html
        • http://gonyc.about.com/od/midtownmuseums/tp/moma_visit_tips.htm
      • LEAVE Manhattan!!!!
      • Find your own New York!!!
      August 29, 2007
    • 5 Things to Do Right Now
      • Sign-up for some Listservs on NYUHome
        • wagner-wsa
        • wagner-wants
        • wagner-discuss
      • RSVP for the New Student Welcome Reception on 9/6 and sign-up and participate in Student Groups
      • RSVP for the WSA Student/Faculty Reception on 9/13 and get to know your professors
      • Spend your free time in the Puck
      • Go to the Wagner Happy Hours on Friday nights at Slainte Pub (304 Bowery)
      August 29, 2007
    • Resources
    • Resources – NYU Resources
      • Wagner Students Association
        • http://www.wagnerstudents.org/
      • NYU’s Student’s City Guide
        • http://www.nyu.edu/src/cityguide/
      • Tickets through NYU Ticket Central
        • http://www.nyu.edu/ticketcentral/
      • Free Language Classes through Speaking Freely
        • http://www.nyu.edu/pages/speaking.freely/
      • Borrow a Laptop at the Bobst Library
        • http://library.nyu.edu/services/computer.html#laptops
      • 212-992-VANS
        • Free late night van service for NYU Students from Midnight to 5:00 a.m.
      • NYU Events Calendar
        • http://events.nyu.edu/
    • Resources – Newspapers & Magazines
      • The New York Times
        • http://www.nytimes.com/
      • The New York Daily News
        • http://www.nydailynews.com/
      • The New York Observer
        • http://www.observer.com/
      • The Gotham Gazette
        • http://www.gothamgazette.com/
      • New York Magazine
        • http://nymag.com/
      • Time Out New York
        • http://www.timeout.com/newyork/
      • The New Yorker
        • http://www.newyorker.com/
      • Village Voice
        • http://www.villagevoice.com/
      • The Gotham Gazette
        • http://www.gothamgazette.com/
      • New York 1 (it’s actually a TV station)
        • http://www.ny1.com/ny1/index.jsp
      August 29, 2007
    • Resources - Websites
      • Not For Tourists New York
        • http://www.notfortourists.com/cityMain.aspx?city=NY
      • All NY
        • http://www.allny.com/
      • Upcoming New York
        • http://upcoming.yahoo.com/
      • What’s Up New York
        • http://www.whatsupnyc.com/blog/
      • Hop Stop
        • http://www.hopstop.com/?city=newyork
      • Menu Pages
        • http://www.menupages.com/
      • The Official New York City Tourism Site
        • http://www.nycvisit.com/
      • New York Citysearch
        • http://newyork.citysearch.com/find/section/newyork/events.html
      • Discount Broadway Theater Tickets through TKTS
        • http://www.entertainment-link.com/tkts.asp
      August 29, 2007
    • Resources – Books on NYC
      • Island at the Center of the World by Russell Shorto
        • A chronicle of Dutch Manhattan, prior to the British takeover
      • Power Broker by Robert A. Caro
        • The chronicle of the shaping and re-shaping of modern New York by Robert Moses through the creation of public authorities.
      • Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bronx is Burning by Jonathan Mahler
        • Everything about New York in 1977 – Reggie Jackson and the New York Yankees, Studio 54, Son of Sam, the City-wide blackouts, and the mayoral race between Abe Beame, Bella Abzug, Mario Cuomo, and Ed Koch
      • Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898 by Edwin G. Burrows and Mike Wallace
        • Self explanatory book title, a whopping 1424 pages
      • The Gangs of New York: An Informal History of the Underworld by Herbert Asbury
        • New York in the mid-1800s
      August 29, 2007