The Plaza

Gould Plaza is an outdoor plaza located on West 4th Street between Washington Square East and Mercer Street.

Since 1892, the Gould family has been exceptionally generous to New York University. To express its gratitude, the University named this plaza in memory of Frank Jay Gould of the class of 1899, his father, Jay Gould, and his sister, Helen Gould Shepard, a graduate of the NYU School of Law.

The Plaza is home to the Stern School of Business, Warren Weaver Hall, and the Courant Institute for Mathematics. The Courant Institute is currently ranked as one of the top mathematics departments in the world. It’s also ranked as the #1 graduate mathematics department in the United States.

Underneath Warren Weaver Hall is The Co-Generation Plant which powers 22 NYU buildings. The plant kept most of those buildings operational during Hurricane Sandy when most of the city was out of power.

Gould Plaza with Jalen

Keeping Green On Campus

Students that choose to ride their own bike to and around campus can park in a secure bike storage location behind Tisch Hall on West 3rd Street. Don’t own a bike? No problem. You can access unlimited 45-minute rides on Citi Bike for just $5/month with membership through the NYU Federal Credit Union.

A row a bicycles behind Tisch Hall
Students fill Gould Plaza plaza as classes change
Student talk while sitting and standing near the benches in Gould Plaza
Students walk through Gould Plaza passing the Stern School of Business

Student Health Center

NYU’s Student Health Center is a one-stop shop for all students’ medical needs with locations in both Manhattan and Brooklyn. It’s staffed by world-class practitioners who are committed to enhancing the health and wellbeing of NYU students. The Center offers appointment-based medical and counseling services at no or reduced-cost. The Student Health Center also houses the NYU Wellness Exchange that provides free and low cost mental health services to students. This includes individual and group counseling. Students also have access to a pharmacy that offers prescriptions at reduced rates.