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

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

NYULocal: New Grad Student Welcomed After 20 Years In Prison

One of NYU’s newest graduate students has the type of impressive track record that is annoyingly commonplace here. She not only has an undergraduate degree from Ball State University, but is also a certified paralegal and published scholar. She wrote a play that will debut this winter and worked on a research team that won best project of the year from the Indiana Historical Society. … Continue reading NYULocal: New Grad Student Welcomed After 20 Years In Prison

Thoughts From the Crowd at San Gennaro

From September 14 to 24, vendors are packed into the streets of Little Italy for the annual Feast of San Gennaro. The festival has been a city tradition for the past 91 years. But something is a little different this year. “It’s way too New York now,” said Rebecca, a young mom from Queens who has been coming to the fair for about 20 years. … Continue reading Thoughts From the Crowd at San Gennaro