After Marrying Her Prison Pen Pal, This Woman is Sharing Inmates’ Writing

Inmate Blogger founder Suzie Jennings was inspired to set up her publishing platform after seeing how much writing helped her incarcerated husband, Steven. Suzie Jennings was nervous when she met her husband for the first time. She sat and waited for him to appear, obsessively picking her nails and fixing her hair. This first date had the same air of tense anticipation as any other—except … Continue reading After Marrying Her Prison Pen Pal, This Woman is Sharing Inmates’ Writing

NYULocal: Center for Sexual Misconduct Prevention, Assistance, Counseling and Education

Every year during Welcome Week, freshmen attend an overrated presidential welcome and, more importantly, watch a student-produced musical about life at NYU. Meant to be funny and educational, the Reality Show is NYU’s way of putting a fun twist on the obligatory university orientation where girls are reminded how to avoid being sexually assaulted and given all the numbers you’re supposed to call when it … Continue reading NYULocal: Center for Sexual Misconduct Prevention, Assistance, Counseling and Education

NYULocal: 100 Years of Beauty Trends

A lot of people on Twitter are mad about skincare. In the midst of watching people argue over what others should and shouldn’t do to their faces, I had the chance to stop by a beautiful exhibit called “Eye of the Beholder: Decade-Defining Lids, Lashes and Brows.” Curated by several students in Steinhardt’s costume studies master program, the gallery displayed an entire century of eye … Continue reading NYULocal: 100 Years of Beauty Trends

Traditional Zeppole di San Giuseppe

One night towards the end of July, I accidentally wandered into an Italian street festival somewhere in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and was immediately reminded of the year I spent in Florence. It was my freshman year of college, the first time I had ever left my small town in the small state of Rhode Island. Most of the time, I could pass for a local: My … Continue reading Traditional Zeppole di San Giuseppe

Prague Study Abroad Guide

Prague is a magical place full of delicious soup, dirt cheap beer and remnants of Soviet Communism. What more could you ask for? Although it’s genuinely one of my favorite cities in the world, it can be confusing and a little intimidating at first. Check out this guide for some helpful tips… Read the whole article on NYULocal: Unofficial Guide To Study Abroad: Prague Continue reading Prague Study Abroad Guide

Grand Street

New Yorkers are used to the chaos of Canal Street and tourists expect it as a characteristic of Chinatown. But wander down Grand Street towards the edge of Little Italy and the crowds dissipate. Grocery shoppers browse the market stands and school kids enjoy afternoon sweets from street vendors. This photo slideshow captures the neighborhood scene of this calmer, quieter side of Chinatown. Photo project … Continue reading Grand Street

NYULocal: Community Gardens

Through September and October, we can expect a few more warm days before November comes and ruins it all. To make the most of your remaining outside time, take a break from Washington Square Park and venture to some of the community gardens scattered throughout the nearby Lower East Side. Whether you want a quiet hideout to read by yourself or a new outdoor event … Continue reading NYULocal: Community Gardens