Students, faculty, and alumni at New York University are dedicated to making a difference in their communities. We are guided by these key NYU traditions: being a private university in the public service and embodying ideals that are in and of the city.
Why does Citi Bike work? A new report from the NYU Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management examines how the city's famed density and walkability lends itself well to a tightly knit web of bike share stations. Learn more »
The NYU University Space Priorities Working Group (USPWG) was tasked with giving definitive guidance to the University Administration on implementation of the Core Plan; of taking account of the existing, pressing space needs of academic units and programs; and of listening to the implications of the NYU Core Project for members of the University community.
After 18 months of analysis, a 26-member faculty-led working group has concluded that "faculty and students at New York University need more space in which to study, teach, and live. The best place for that space is the current site of the Coles Sports Center."
The newly unveiled Leslie eLab will provide nearly 6,000 square feet of space for aspiring NYU entrepreneurs to connect, collaborate, and use resources to help develop their ideas and inventions into start-up companies.
As February draws to a close, snow and slush still rule the streets -- but events, academic endeavors, and achievements have been heating up around NYU. Read about news, free and public activities, recent civic accomplishments, and more in our February Community Newsletter.
As the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi get underway, NYU Diving Coach, two-time Olympian, and silver medalist Scott Donie reflects on the Olympic experience, the thrill of victory, and how the politics and security issues in Russia may impact the athletes competing there.
We're proud to recognize several members of the NYU community who were recently selected to lead Mayor de Blasio's housing “dream team.” The Mayor has appointed Professor Vicki Been as Commissioner of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD); Shola Olatoye (MPA '01) as Chair of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA); Gary Rodney (MPA '99) as Director of the Housing Development Corp (HDC); and Mindy S. Tarlow (Executive MPA student '16) as Director of the Mayor’s Office of Operations. The entire NYU community is proud to be affiliated with these accomplished New York City public service leaders.
NYU Langone Medical Center today announced that 120 physicians across a full spectrum of care were recognized as top doctors by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. in its 13th edition of “America’s Top Doctors.” Each year Castle Connolly identifies the top 1 percent of physicians in the nation, in more than 60 medical specialties and subspecialties for the care and treatment of more than 1,700 diseases and medical conditions. Learn more »
Lending a hand in India, the Dominican Republic, and beyond—see a slideshow of global snapshots from the winter New York University NYU Service Alternative Breaks trips.
Thirty sets of brightly colored boots tromped through this year’s first snowfall to their first day of preschool at the Creative Steps Early Care and Education Center—a wonderfully renovated, state-of-the-art community facility that opened January 6, 2014 in Washington Square Village.
"The new Center helps fill one of this neighborhood's most serious needs, bringing families better access to quality early education services,” says Council Member Margaret Chin, who secured the space during the City’s ULURP negotiations with NYU in 2012.
Learn about the new Center, see photos, and explore enrollment information at NYU in NYC »
According to the terms of the 2012 ULURP agreement between NYU and the City, the NYC School Construction Authority has the option to build a school which would be incorporated into the Bleecker Building. The SCA must provide NYU with notice of intent to build a school by December 31, 2014, and commence construction by July 1, 2018. NYU will provide the SCA with annual updates regarding NYU's anticipated construction schedule until the SCA's construction window has elapsed. NYU sent their second annual update letter to the SCA on December 12, 2013. Learn more »
NYU's 80WSE Gallery presents the world's first major solo presentation of trailblazing photographer Bob Mizer, father of "Beefcake" photography and a visionary documentarian of American subcultures from the 1940s to the 1990s.
From the New York Times review: "Some pieces could be mistaken for photographs by Diane Arbus, including one of a grinning little girl in a dance costume, holding a giant trophy.... If you didn’t know better, you might guess that the image of a nude man on all fours, with antlers rising from the top of his head, was a Mapplethorpe.... There are pictures from which Norman Rockwell could have made paintings, like one of four pretty young blond women, looking beseechingly at a policeman, who smiles as he writes a parking ticket for their car in the background.... The diversity ... defies generalization, except for one thing: They all share an optimistic spirit."
Ongoing through February 15
80WSE Gallery, 80 Washington Square East
Tuesday-Saturday 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
The New York State Regional Economic Development Council has awarded official Certified Business Incubator status to the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering's business incubators, following their record contributions to local economic activity.
“We are gratified that New York State has honored our incubators with this official designation because it recognizes the important role that a university can play in the economic health of a community as well as its value to entrepreneurs,” said NYU Dean of Engineering Katepalli R. Sreenivasan. Learn more »
Acclaimed author and NYU professor E. L. Doctorow will read from his latest novel, Andrew's Brain ("an enigmatic wonder" --Washington Post) in an intimate evening at the NYU School of Law.
Thursday, January 30, 7:00 pm
NYU School of Law, Greenberg Lounge
40 Washington Square South
Email to reserve a space
Learn more about NYU's spring reading series, featuring Pulitzer Prize winner Rae Armantrout (Jan. 31), National Book Award winner Terrance Hayes (February 7), and others.
The Office of Civic Engagement coordinates grant programs, arranges service projects, and provides student employment and service opportunities at local non-profits, public schools, government agencies, and civic organizations. More »
OGCA collaborates on Town and Gown events with neighbors, community partners, and various NYU departments, and we disseminate information about additional free and public events on our blog. More »
The Office of Government and Community Affairs (OGCA) is the University's primary liaison to the community. OGCA fields questions, addresses concerns, and disseminates information on a variety of University topics, ranging from free and public events to updates on construction projects.
OGCA also builds partnerships with local community groups, BIDs, and nonprofits, and collaborates on a number of events and programs open to the members of the NYU community as well as local residents.
Office of Government and Community Affairs
25 W 4th Street, New York, NY 10012
212-998-2400 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Members of the press should direct inquiries to the NYU Public Affairs Office at 212-998-6840.