The Most Popular Places NYU Students Can Be Observed Partying

Flickr / Bill Soistmann
Flickr / Bill Soistmann

New York University, like any large American collegiate institution, has its fair share of partying. However, due to its metropolitan locale, the places NYU students are most likely to party can vary beyond rec rooms and quads. Different settings yield different crowds, qualities, and indulgences.



Many students move off campus after their freshman or sophomore year at NYU, typically following a semester abroad in Florence, Paris, London, or Prague. Cheap apartments garner a lot of attention because many bros can crash and chill. On occasion, door money is required to reimburse alcohol and drugs provided. Cheap apartment parties are spread via Facebook events and often outgrow themselves such that police “shut them down.” Otherwise, while partygoers are known to follow a BYOB rule or find a cheap bodega nearby if necessary, cheap apartment parties consume themselves, quickly expending available resources. Music is very loud indie rock.

Brooklyn apartments in Williamsburg or Bushwick tend to be the most popular and create the largest buzz in the NYU cheap apartment party scene. Brooklyn is also home to the much sought-after rooftop party, which consistently delivers between May and September. Other common cheap apartment parties can be found in Alphabet City and the Lower East Side.

Typical attendee: Film, drama, or literature major. Males are known to wear flannel shirts, tight cuffed jeans, and various thrift store shoes and accessories. Females wear floral-patterned blouses or dresses with socks and Oxford shoes. Tattoos and child predator glasses are customary and implicitly encouraged.

Typical drug of choice: Pabst Blue Ribbon can of beer, often accompanied by marijuana, mushrooms, or cocaine.

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