By Eva Dominguez
Because NYU’s urban campus is basically half of Manhattan, there are many places that offer anything you need–from a quiet place to study to a crowded place to people watch. It’s difficult to find that go-to place for when you’re in a specific mood, so I visited several spots around NYU and judged how they worked out for each category on a spectrum of good or bad.
1. Having a mental breakdown because you don’t know what you’re doing with your life
Place: 726 Broadway, 6th floor
A visit with your academic adviser is always a good place to start.
You won’t figure it all out there, but at least you can cry it out with a bowl of ice cream. Or five. Who cares, it’s all one meal swipe.
2. Relieving oneself
Place: Kimmel, 5th floor
This is the best public bathroom experience you will ever have. It’s clean, completely empty, and has a full-length mirror for bathroom selfies. It’s in Kimmel, so it’s convenient for all those mid-club meeting bathroom trips from all that free food and drinks you showed up for.
Place: Weinstein, 2nd floor lounge
Do not use the toilet here! It doesn’t even flush! Plus it has one toilet and two sinks. That doesn’t even make sense.
3. Finding a husband
Place: NYU law school
They’re going to be rich lawyers some day. Think about it.
4. Being super creeped out
Place: Brown building, 4th floor hallway
This hallway gives off an eerie vibe. When you enter, it’s always empty and emits a low humming sound from nowhere. It’s the kind of location you’d see in a horror film.
Place: Rubin Hall basement
Doing laundry in Rubin at 3 am sounds like a good idea until you go down there into a hall of many twists and turns and strange basement noises.
5. Staring at old white men
Place: Bobst Library, Mamdouha S. Bobst Gallery
Sit back on one of the little black cushions on the other side of the room and enjoy the view.
6. Breaking up with someone
Place: NYU Center for Genomics and Systems Biology, 1st floor random kitchen
There’s a random little kitchen in a closet if you look down the hall to the left of the elevators. It’s private. It only has room for two chairs. Sit down with your soon-to-be-not-significant other and break the news. Afterwards, they can heat up a snack in the microwave for emotional eating.
Place: Washington Square Park, under the arch
What a beautiful place to break someone’s heart. This is especially a prime site to break up with an NYU student because they’ll have to pass by the arch at least a few times until they graduate, and the memory of the break up will always sting just a little bit.
7. Signing Autographs
Place: Stern building, outside the John A. Paulson Auditorium
No one seems to sit here, so bring a pen and offer your signature to confused passersby.
Place: Bobst Library, 1st floor dark corner
This is just a dark corner. No one’s going to see you. Don’t sign autographs here.