Washington Square (NYC)
NYU Silver’s educational, extracurricular, and social hub on NYU’s main campus is located at 1 Washington Square North. The modern educational building is comprised of three historic town houses along Washington Square Park. The combined building retains the welcoming character and charm of its component parts, and includes classrooms, faculty offices, a Parlor for meetings and events, a student lounge, and, on the top floor, the Hopper Studio, where eminent American artist Edward Hopper lived and painted from 1913-1967.
Most of the key academic and student life buildings at NYU’s Washington Square campus are also located along the park, including the Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, the Kimmel Center for University Life, the NYU Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life, and Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.
Classes in all of the School’s academic programs are held at 1 Washington Square North or in nearby University buildings during the day and evening hours and on Saturdays. MSW students enrolled in joint degree programs with NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, School of Global Public Health, or School of Law take these schools’ classes at the Washington Square campus as well.
NYU’s Washington Square campus is in the heart of Greenwich Village, which is known for eclectic energy, many landmarked buildings, numerous cafes, restaurants, theaters, music venues, shops, and schools, and, of course, NYU itself. Nearby in the Lower East Side are the communities where Chinese, Italian, and Eastern European immigrants first settled and where the concept of social work originated; and where innovative work continues with more recent immigrant populations. The campus is also close to newer neighborhoods, such as the East Village and SoHo, where history, culture, learning, and student life come together.