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  1. 1. A Student’s Guide to NYU Brought to you by: The Wagner Students Association (WSA) August 29, 2007
  2. 2. Life at NYU - Agenda <ul><li>Layout of NYU/ Area Monuments </li></ul><ul><li>Eating & Drinking Around NYU </li></ul><ul><li>Calendar of Events </li></ul><ul><li>Tips, Must Do’s, & Things to do Right Now </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul>August 29, 2007
  3. 3. Layout of NYU & Area Monuments August 29, 2007
  4. 4. Layout of the University <ul><li>Wagner is located in the Puck Building, right between Soho and Greenwich Village </li></ul>August 29, 2007 You are here
  5. 5. Area Monuments <ul><li>The Puck </li></ul><ul><li>118-year old landmark which was once the printing facility of Puck Magazine , which ceased publication in 1918. </li></ul><ul><li>Built from 1885 to 1893 in a Romanesque Revival style designed by architect Albert Wagner </li></ul><ul><li>Additional construction in 1899 to replace part of structure that was torn down to make room for the extension of Lafayette Street. </li></ul>August 29, 2007 <ul><li>Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a New York City landmark </li></ul><ul><li>The exterior is used in the TV show Will & Grace as the building where Grace works </li></ul><ul><li>Wagner has called the Puck home since May, 2004 </li></ul>
  6. 6. Area Monuments <ul><li>Washington Square Park </li></ul><ul><li>City Park, Home of NYU’s Graduation Ceremony </li></ul><ul><li>Used as a burial ground in the early 1800s </li></ul><ul><li>The Arch </li></ul><ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul></ul>August 29, 2007 <ul><li>Modeled after the Arc de Triomphe in Paris </li></ul><ul><li>Inscription reads </li></ul><ul><ul><li>LET US RAISE A STANDARD TO WHICH THE WISE AND THE HONEST CAN REPAIR. THE EVENT IS IN THE HAND OF GOD. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- WASHINGTON </li></ul></ul><ul><li>$16m redesign of the park, which would relocate the central fountain by about 22 feet to align it with Arch, is under review </li></ul>
  7. 7. Area Monuments <ul><li>The Alamo (The Cube) </li></ul><ul><li>One person can usually push it slowly with some exertion, and two or more people without trouble. </li></ul><ul><li>Many people who move to New York consider turning The Cube to be a ritual signaling that they have &quot;arrived&quot; in the city </li></ul><ul><li>Can be spun on its vertical axis </li></ul><ul><li>Designed by Minimalist artist Bernard &quot;Tony&quot; Rosenthal between 1966 and 1967 </li></ul>August 29, 2007 <ul><li>3 Siblings </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Cube” (“Endover”) – Located on University of Michigan campus in Ann-Arbor </li></ul><ul><li>“ Marty’s Cube” – Miami, FL </li></ul><ul><li>Unnamed 4th Cube – Located on Pyramid Hill, in Hamilton, OH </li></ul>
  8. 8. Area Monuments <ul><li>The Strand Bookstore </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.strandbooks.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Founded in 1927 by Benjamin Bass </li></ul><ul><li>18 Miles of Books </li></ul><ul><li>Large collection of publisher's overstock, used, rare, and out-of-print books </li></ul><ul><li>#1 contender for the title of world's largest used bookstore (Powell’s of Portland, OR is #1) </li></ul><ul><li>Firehouse, Engine Company 33 (Great Jones Firehouse) </li></ul><ul><li>44 Great Jones Street </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. National Register of Historic Places </li></ul>August 29, 2007
  9. 9. Area Monuments <ul><li>CBGB & OMFUG </li></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;Country Bluegrass Blues and Other Music For Uplifting Gormandizers&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>315 Bowery at Bleecker Street </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Final concert was performed by Patti Smith on Sunday October 15, 2006 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>St. Mark’s-in-the-Bowery Church </li></ul><ul><ul><li>131 East 10th Street </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Colonnade Row (LaGrange Terrace) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>428-434 Lafayette St. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.nyc-architecture.com/LES/LES026.htm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Columns built by Sing Sing prisoners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A monument to fur trader and real-estate baron, John Jacob Astor </li></ul></ul>August 29, 2007
  10. 10. Eating & Drinking Around NYU August 29, 2007
  11. 11. Eating & Drinking Around NYU - Coffee <ul><li>Starbucks </li></ul><ul><li>There are over 100 Starbucks within 2 miles of Campus. The closest are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>On Campus - Washington Square East and W. 4 th – 79 Washington Square </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>North of Washington Sqare – 21 East 8th Street </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Broadway & Bond – 665 Broadway </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>At Astor Place – 13-25 Astor Place </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>At Cooper Union – 51 Astor Place </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Closest to Puck </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Broadway & Bond – 665 Broadway </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>72 Spring Street (down Lafayette to Spring) </li></ul></ul>August 29, 2007
  12. 12. Eating & Drinking Around NYU - Coffee <ul><li>Other Coffee Options </li></ul><ul><li>Brought to you by the Starbucks Delocator - http://www.delocator.net/ </li></ul><ul><li>WagnerWorks Café </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Puck Building, Second Floor </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Think Coffee </li></ul><ul><ul><li>248 Mercer Street, between 3 rd and 4 th </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.thinkcoffeenyc.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Housing Works Used Book Cafe </li></ul><ul><ul><li>126 Crosby Street @ Jersey Street </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.housingworks.org/usedbookcafe/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Mud Truck </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.themudtruck.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parked at Astor Place (4th Ave & 8th Street), Mon-Fri 7am- 6pm, Sat & Sun 10am-6pm </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tea Spot </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MacDougal & W. 3 rd </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Mud Spot (The Mud Truck Café) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>9th St & 2nd Ave </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Oren's Daily Roast </li></ul><ul><ul><li>31 Waverly Pl (Waverly & Greene) </li></ul></ul>August 29, 2007
  13. 13. Eating & Drinking Around NYU – Quick Bites <ul><li>Thiru “Dosa Man” Kumar (Street Vendor - Washington Sq S. @ Sullivan St.) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Indian Dosas in a hurry </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Space Market (1 University Pl @ Waverly) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Good to grab a quick snack </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dojo West Restaurant (14 W 4th St. @ Mercer) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Quick, good Asian food </li></ul></ul><ul><li>‘ Wichcraft (60 E 8th St.) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Good Sandwiches </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Two Boots (74 Bleecker St) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Good Pizza </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lombardi's (32 Spring St.) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Great Pizza </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mahmoud’s Falafel (119 Macdougal St. @ W. 3 rd ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Falafel </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bite (335 Lafayette St – Lafayette & Bleecker) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sandwiches </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sparky’s American Food (333 Lafayette St – Lafayette & Bleecker) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All-Natural Grill fare </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Rice to Riches (37 Spring Street, between Mott and Mulberry St) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rice Pudding - http://www.ricetoriches.com </li></ul></ul>August 29, 2007
  14. 14. Eating & Drinking Around NYU Bars & Nightlife <ul><li>Slainte Pub (304 Bowery) </li></ul><ul><li>Puck Fair (298 Lafayette St.) </li></ul><ul><li>B Bar & Grill (40 E 4th St. @ Bowery) </li></ul><ul><li>Caliente Cab Company (21 Waverly Pl. @ Greene) </li></ul><ul><li>Bleecker Street Bar (58 Bleecker St. @ Layfayette) </li></ul><ul><li>Lucy's (135 Ave. A @ St. Mark’s Pl.) </li></ul><ul><li>Joe's Bar (520 E. 6th St. @ Ave A) </li></ul><ul><li>KGB Bar (85 E. 4th St. 2nd fl @ 2 nd Ave) </li></ul><ul><li>McSorley's (15 E. 7th St. @ 3 rd Ave) </li></ul><ul><li>Peculier Pub (145 Bleecker St. @ W. 3 rd ) </li></ul><ul><li>V Bar (225 Sullivan St. @ Bleecker) </li></ul><ul><li>Lion's Den (214 Sullivan St. @ Bleecker) </li></ul>August 29, 2007
  15. 15. Calendar of Events August 29, 2007
  16. 16. Calendar of Events - September <ul><li>Aug 27 – Sept 9 – U.S. Tennis Open (Flushing Meadows) </li></ul><ul><li>Labor Day Weekend – West Indian Day Carnival in Brooklyn </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.wiadca.com/index.php </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sept. 5-12 – Spring 2008 Fashion Week </li></ul><ul><li>Sept. 6 (4:30pm) – New Student Welcome Reception in the Puck </li></ul><ul><li>Sept. 13 (4:30pm) – WSA Student/Faculty Reception in the Puck </li></ul><ul><li>Sept. 14 – NY Brewfest </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.nybrewfest.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>September 13– 23 – Feast of San Gennaro in Little Italy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.sangennaro.org/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sept. 15 - Wagner Picnic (Central Park) </li></ul><ul><li>Sept. 20 (5:00pm) – First General WSA Meeting </li></ul><ul><li>September 29 th (3-8pm) – 3 rd Annual Vendy Awards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://streetvendor.org/vendies.html </li></ul></ul>August 29, 2007
  17. 17. Calendar of Events - October <ul><li>Sept 28 – Oct 14 – New York Film Festival </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.filmlinc.com/nyff/nyff.html </li></ul></ul><ul><li>October 5-7 – The New Yorker Festival </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://festival.newyorker.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>October 8 – Columbus Day Parade </li></ul><ul><li>October 31 st – West Village Halloween Parade </li></ul><ul><ul><li>7:00pm – 10:00pm - On 6th Avenue from Spring Street to 21st Street </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Line-up Begins at 6:30pm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.halloween-nyc.com/index.php </li></ul></ul>August 29, 2007
  18. 18. Calendar of Events -November <ul><li>First Weekend – NYC Marathon </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.nycmarathon.org/home/index.php </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Nov. 22 - Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade </li></ul><ul><li>Nov. 27 th or 28 th (7:00-9:00pm tentative ) – Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting </li></ul>August 29, 2007
  19. 19. Calendar of Events - December <ul><li>Dec – Lighting of the World's Largest Hanukkah Menorah </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Grand Army Plaza in Manhattan, Fifth Avenue at 59th Street </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dec 14-21 - Finals </li></ul><ul><li>Dec 31 st – Dick Clark’s Rocking New Years Eve from Times Square </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Times Square </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dec 31 st – New Year’s Eve Midnight Run </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.nyrr.org/races/2007/calendar/december.asp </li></ul></ul>August 29, 2007
  20. 20. Calendar of Events – January & February <ul><li>Jan 22 – First day of classes for Spring Semester </li></ul><ul><li>Feb 7 – Chinese New Year </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Check out Chinatown </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Feb (date TBD) – Empire State Run Up </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.esbnyc.com/tourism/tourism_specialevents_runup.cfm </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Feb (date TBD) – All University Games </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If you don’t participate, you will be asked to leave Wagner. </li></ul></ul>August 29, 2007
  21. 21. Calendar of Events – March & April <ul><li>March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day & the St. Patrick’s Day Parade </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 of 2 days during the year when NY bars allegedly run out of beer </li></ul></ul><ul><li>March 17-22 – Spring Break </li></ul><ul><li>April 12-13 – NYC Coffee and Tea Festival </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.coffeeandteafestival.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>April 23 – May 4 – Tribeca Film Festival </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.tribecafilmfestival.org/ </li></ul></ul>August 29, 2007
  22. 22. Calendar of Events - May <ul><li>May 7-14 – Spring Exams </li></ul><ul><li>May 15-16 – Commencement </li></ul><ul><li>TBS – AIDS Walk New York </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.aidswalk.net/newyork/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>3 rd Weekend – Ninth Avenue International Food Festival </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.9thavenuerenaissance.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Last week of May – Fleet Week </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.fleetweek.navy.mil/ </li></ul></ul>August 29, 2007
  23. 23. Tips, Must Do’s, & Things to do Right Now August 29, 2007
  24. 24. Tips <ul><li>If you find yourself feeling bored, you’re not trying hard enough! </li></ul><ul><li>Sign-up for some Listservs on NYUHome </li></ul><ul><ul><li>wagner-wsa </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>wagner-wants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>wagner-discuss </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Read the local newspapers and magazines </li></ul><ul><li>Read your e-mail </li></ul><ul><li>Explore the City and get involved </li></ul>August 29, 2007
  25. 25. NYC Must Do’s <ul><li>Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge </li></ul><ul><li>New York Restaurant Week (January & July) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.nycvisit.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Top of the Rock: Rockefeller Center Observation Deck </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.topoftherocknyc.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lower East Side Tenement Museum </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.tenement.org/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>New York Transit Musesum </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.mta.info/mta/museum/index.html </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Get Lost in Chinatown </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.explorechinatown.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Discover an undiscovered band </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.villagevoice.com/music/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Get Free Tickets to a TV Show Taping </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://gonyc.about.com/od/tvtapings/Tickets_for_TV_Show_Tapings.htm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.nycvisit.com/content/index.cfm?pagePkey=376 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Go to MoMA’s Target Free Friday between 4:00pm-8:00pm </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://moma.org/visit_moma/admissions.html </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://gonyc.about.com/od/midtownmuseums/tp/moma_visit_tips.htm </li></ul></ul><ul><li>LEAVE Manhattan!!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Find your own New York!!! </li></ul>August 29, 2007
  26. 26. 5 Things to Do Right Now <ul><li>Sign-up for some Listservs on NYUHome </li></ul><ul><ul><li>wagner-wsa </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>wagner-wants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>wagner-discuss </li></ul></ul><ul><li>RSVP for the New Student Welcome Reception on 9/6 and sign-up and participate in Student Groups </li></ul><ul><li>RSVP for the WSA Student/Faculty Reception on 9/13 and get to know your professors </li></ul><ul><li>Spend your free time in the Puck </li></ul><ul><li>Go to the Wagner Happy Hours on Friday nights at Slainte Pub (304 Bowery) </li></ul>August 29, 2007
  27. 27. Resources
  28. 28. Resources – NYU Resources <ul><li>Wagner Students Association </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.wagnerstudents.org/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>NYU’s Student’s City Guide </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.nyu.edu/src/cityguide/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tickets through NYU Ticket Central </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.nyu.edu/ticketcentral/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Free Language Classes through Speaking Freely </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.nyu.edu/pages/speaking.freely/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Borrow a Laptop at the Bobst Library </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://library.nyu.edu/services/computer.html#laptops </li></ul></ul><ul><li>212-992-VANS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free late night van service for NYU Students from Midnight to 5:00 a.m. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>NYU Events Calendar </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://events.nyu.edu/ </li></ul></ul>
  29. 29. Resources – Newspapers & Magazines <ul><li>The New York Times </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.nytimes.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The New York Daily News </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.nydailynews.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The New York Observer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.observer.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Gotham Gazette </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.gothamgazette.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>New York Magazine </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://nymag.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Time Out New York </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.timeout.com/newyork/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The New Yorker </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.newyorker.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Village Voice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.villagevoice.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Gotham Gazette </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.gothamgazette.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>New York 1 (it’s actually a TV station) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.ny1.com/ny1/index.jsp </li></ul></ul>August 29, 2007
  30. 30. Resources - Websites <ul><li>Not For Tourists New York </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.notfortourists.com/cityMain.aspx?city=NY </li></ul></ul><ul><li>All NY </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.allny.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Upcoming New York </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://upcoming.yahoo.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What’s Up New York </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.whatsupnyc.com/blog/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Hop Stop </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.hopstop.com/?city=newyork </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Menu Pages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.menupages.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Official New York City Tourism Site </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.nycvisit.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>New York Citysearch </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://newyork.citysearch.com/find/section/newyork/events.html </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Discount Broadway Theater Tickets through TKTS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.entertainment-link.com/tkts.asp </li></ul></ul>August 29, 2007
  31. 31. Resources – Books on NYC <ul><li>Island at the Center of the World by Russell Shorto </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A chronicle of Dutch Manhattan, prior to the British takeover </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Power Broker by Robert A. Caro </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The chronicle of the shaping and re-shaping of modern New York by Robert Moses through the creation of public authorities. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bronx is Burning by Jonathan Mahler </li></ul><ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898 by Edwin G. Burrows and Mike Wallace </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Self explanatory book title, a whopping 1424 pages </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Gangs of New York: An Informal History of the Underworld by Herbert Asbury </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New York in the mid-1800s </li></ul></ul>August 29, 2007