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Published on November 6, 2007

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A Student’s Guide to NYU:  August 29, 2007 1 A Student’s Guide to NYU Brought to you by: The Wagner Students Association (WSA) Life at NYU - Agenda:  August 29, 2007 2 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 Slide3:  August 29, 2007 3 Layout of NYU & Area Monuments Layout of the University:  August 29, 2007 4 Layout of the University Wagner is located in the Puck Building, right between Soho and Greenwich Village You are here Area Monuments:  August 29, 2007 5 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. 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:  August 29, 2007 6 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 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:  August 29, 2007 7 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 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:  August 29, 2007 8 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 Area Monuments:  August 29, 2007 9 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 Slide10:  August 29, 2007 10 Eating & Drinking Around NYU Eating & Drinking Around NYU - Coffee:  August 29, 2007 11 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. 4th – 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) Eating & Drinking Around NYU - Coffee:  August 29, 2007 12 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 3rd and 4th 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. 3rd The Mud Spot (The Mud Truck Café) 9th St & 2nd Ave Oren's Daily Roast 31 Waverly Pl (Waverly & Greene) Eating & Drinking Around NYU – Quick Bites:  August 29, 2007 13 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. 3rd) 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 Eating & Drinking Around NYU Bars & Nightlife:  August 29, 2007 14 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 @ 2nd Ave) McSorley's (15 E. 7th St. @ 3rd Ave) Peculier Pub (145 Bleecker St. @ W. 3rd) V Bar (225 Sullivan St. @ Bleecker) Lion's Den (214 Sullivan St. @ Bleecker) Slide15:  August 29, 2007 15 Calendar of Events Calendar of Events - September:  August 29, 2007 16 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 29th (3-8pm) – 3rd Annual Vendy Awards http://streetvendor.org/vendies.html Calendar of Events - October:  August 29, 2007 17 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 31st – 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 Calendar of Events -November:  August 29, 2007 18 Calendar of Events -November First Weekend – NYC Marathon http://www.nycmarathon.org/home/index.php Nov. 22 - Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Nov. 27th or 28th (7:00-9:00pm tentative) – Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Calendar of Events - December:  August 29, 2007 19 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 31st – Dick Clark’s Rocking New Years Eve from Times Square Times Square Dec 31st – New Year’s Eve Midnight Run http://www.nyrr.org/races/2007/calendar/december.asp Calendar of Events – January & February:  August 29, 2007 20 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. Calendar of Events – March & April:  August 29, 2007 21 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/ Calendar of Events - May:  August 29, 2007 22 Calendar of Events - May May 7-14 – Spring Exams May 15-16 – Commencement TBS – AIDS Walk New York http://www.aidswalk.net/newyork/ 3rd Weekend – Ninth Avenue International Food Festival http://www.9thavenuerenaissance.com/ Last week of May – Fleet Week http://www.fleetweek.navy.mil/ Slide23:  August 29, 2007 23 Tips, Must Do’s, & Things to do Right Now Tips:  August 29, 2007 24 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 NYC Must Do’s:  August 29, 2007 25 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!!! 5 Things to Do Right Now:  August 29, 2007 26 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) Resources:  Resources Resources – NYU 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:  August 29, 2007 29 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 Resources - Websites:  August 29, 2007 30 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 Resources – Books on NYC:  August 29, 2007 31 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

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