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New to the Square? 17 Tips to Optimize Survival


If you’re wearing an NYUCard around your neck, buying textbooks at the NYU Bookstore, and convinced that Tisch Hall is on Broadway — it’s not, check Stern — you’re likely new to Washington Square.

Welcome to the family! We bet you could use a few tips to optimize survival during your transition to full-time New Yorker status.

1. Do a walking tour of the area. The arch is north, the big red library is south, and the best cookies you’ll ever find in a dining hall are west (inside Hayden, of course).


2. Keep a budget but still enjoy your time in the city. Ticket Central has great discounts on tickets to movies, Broadway shows, and more. Don’t pay $18 for This is Us.

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