Sunday, August 28, 2016

Reminders: NYU Welcome Week starts today



At NYU, Fall Welcome Week begins with the Residence Hall move in...

With this in mind, you may want to avoid the following areas...



Kidding!

But there are parking restrictions around the various residence halls along Third Avenue between Ninth Street and 14th Street...and on 14th Street ... and the one on the Bowery at Second Street...

And maybe today isn't the day you decide to pick up a few non-dorm-related items at Basics Plus on Third Avenue between 12th Street and 13th Street. Could be crowded...



21 comments:

Giovanni said...

Stay away from Blood, Bath & Beyond. I just went over there to return a gift item and people were running around like a bunch of crazies at a WalMart Christmas door buster sale, grabbing every last pillow and ice cube tray they can get their hands on. Some people were pushing two or three full carts, with stuff that 9 months from now will all be going into landfill. Doesn't anyone plan ahead before they go off to college anymore, or is it just more fun to panic shop at the last minute?

NOTORIOUS said...

I saw the parasites beginning to infect the host this morning. Where's the crazy cricket lady when you need her?

cmarrtyy said...

The Day the EV Stands Still. What a day. It's a sad reminder the EV died when NYU moved in and moved out the pimps, prostitutes and parking lots. The new students reminds me of an occupying army refreshing the troops for the long siege. The local nightmare continues....

Anonymous said...

I never minded NYU students or any college students. If anyone is going to annoy me, it's the weekend bros being bros

NOTORIOUS said...

Herpes. Slurpees. Bros. Hos. Let's call the whole thing off.

Anonymous said...

Oh no. I can't stand this week. I know. I am cynical. Many of these kids wander around and take over the west and east villages. They think they will change the world. Most will have everything paid for by their rich parents and have everything else handed to them on a silver platter. Flash forward four years later when they graduate, they are either in debt or back at home with the parents because they can't find a job and have no idea how to support themselves in NYC. My question? What is the point of NYU? They charge insane amounts of money. It isn't even an Ivy League school like Columbia. I digress. The cost of education is overwhelming and overrated.

Anonymous said...

Not a popular opinion, but I like the college kids — they bring a different energy to the East Village

Surprise! said...

Wait until Basics Plus finds out that NYU busses the students over to Bed, Bath & Beyond instead of supporting local businesses. Remember Surprise! Surprise!? They thought NYU would support them too, now they're gone. Surprise!

Anonymous said...

The problem is introducing hundreds of thousands of college students into a small section of the city. It changes our community, the stores we have, the food we eat, etc., all of which is now largely catering to a transient group of children.

Anonymous said...

Sure all the bro's of Pi Lamma Wang will let u know when they are back

Anonymous said...

And that's ANOTHER reason why the rents go up

Anonymous said...

Another August, another NYU move-in day, and another set of grumpy posts. Thank you EVG for providing an outlet for these grouchy, often ill-informed citizens of a self-fortified East Village that seems to exist in the minds and nostalgia of only a few residents. Welcome NYU, Cooper, Marymount Manhattan, and New School students! They are here to stay, and nothing posted here is going to change that.

Anonymous said...

Oh yes Anon 12,07, let's go back to the days when prostitutes lined up in front of Frieda's Disco Palace all the way up to 14th Street. Those were the days. When psychics lived in store fronts, and many people feared to walk along Third Avenue after dark. In what myopic world are you living in? I'd rather the stretch of bland, uninteresting NYU buildings then a return to what was in place before they came. Of course, I am nostalgic for Frieda's and for Paul's lounge and the pawn shops. But ce la vie.

Anonymous said...

While the other 51 weeks of the year are NYU Unwelcome Week, at least, that's the case for many of us.

Also, the prostitutes didn't hang in front of Disco Donuts, they were on 11th Street between 2nd and 3rd - known as Prostitute Alley in the day - and hung in the little 24 hour coffee shop that occupied the northeast corner where the juice bar is now.

Anonymous said...

Easy to hate on the students, of course, and I can do without those who treat the Village as their private vomitorium, but most of them are probably just fine.

On a more positive (speculative) note, I wonder if the student population has a good effect on the neighborhood dining scene, in keeping it affordable? I still think the East Village is the best neighborhood for quality affordable eating in the city (well, in Manhattan, at least; can't speak for all the boroughs since I am not as familiar with those). It's one of the reasons we have stayed in this neighborhood. Every conceivable type of food is here within a cricket's or worm's throw, and prices generally remain reasonable.

Of course, I doubt students usually non-too-picky tastes have much to do with the generally high quality of the food, but perhaps density and competition do.

Just random thoughts. Maybe my sociological theory is complete off the mark.

- East VIllager

Donnie Moder said...

I don't hate the students as much as I dislike the parents who think this is a good learning experience for the money. The kids don't know any better. 80% of them would be better off at Syracuse or Rutgers.

Anonymous said...

Haha, bloodbath! Such a good point about landfill. We should have to pay a tax per volume of garbage we discard, that would make people think twice before amassing cheap made in China crap.

Anonymous said...

I dont know,it seemed as if these NYU students didnt go away, but were here all summer.

Anonymous said...

Fuck NYU. They don't give a shit about the community. They are only concerned with image, prestige, and money. This institution, or cult, as I like to refer to as is taking over downtown Manhattan, slowly and painfully. The sad part is that it used to be a wonderful place to learn and congregate. Now, it is just a place where people go to get a diploma that has NYU on it. I've taken classes there. Its good, but not wonderful. Most of the classrooms are in dire need of new chairs, desks; the walls need a good painting; the windows need repairs; the floors are falling apart; it makes one wonder where the tuition dollar is going? Into the pocket linings of faculty professors and administration.

Anonymous said...

Welcome to the 8th Annual Borefest, where the comments go from being boring because nothing is going on to being boring because NYU is back in session.

Gojira said...

@ Anon. 9:38, speaking of boring comments, please re-read yours.