A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from June 12, 2016
NYJew (New York University or NYU nickname)

New York University (NYU) is a private university in New York City that was founded in 1831. NYU has been nicknamed “NYJew” because a large number of its students and professors are (or at least were in the mid-20th century) Jewish. “NYJew” has been cited in print since at least 1987.

NYU has also been called “Now You’re Unemployed.”


Wikipedia: New York University
New York University (NYU) is a private, nonsectarian American research university based in New York City. Founded in 1831, NYU is one of the largest private non-profit institutions of American higher education. University rankings compiled by U.S. News and World Report, Times Higher Education and the Academic Ranking of World Universities all rank NYU among the top 34 universities in the world. NYU is organized into more than 20 schools, colleges, and institutes, located in six centers throughout Manhattan and Downtown Brooklyn. NYU’s main campus is located at Greenwich Village in Lower Manhattan with institutes and centers on the Upper East Side, academic buildings and dorms down on Wall Street, and the Brooklyn campus located at MetroTech Center in Downtown Brooklyn.

Google Books
Candlemas Eve
By Jeffrey Sackett
New York, NY: Bantam Books
1988, ©1987
Pg. 144:
“Hey, listen to NYJew over here.”

Ethnic slurs from Herricks were not good-natured, and Siegal bristled.

“That’s NYU, asshole! Don’t get bitchy just ‘cause you couldn’t read well enough to graduate from high school!”

Google Groups: alt.support.diet
Not Just Us
Constantine the Great
1/16/99
(...)
>his ISP at NYU where I am a former student, regards this aforementioned
>terminology as harmless and in keeping with freedom on the Internet.

Yeah our school is still a shithole but at least they don’t call it NYJew anymore.

Google Books
Invisible Privilege:
A Memoir about Race, Class, and Gender

By Paula S. Rothenberg
Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas
2000
Pg. 90:
I had grown up referring to New York University, derisively, as NYJew.

Google Groups: alt.fan.howard-stern
Best Stern Imitator? (bit 001)
ricland
1/11/07
(...)
And while I was attending NYU, which Stern calls NYJew, I meant any number of Italians who most of us thought were Jewish.

Urban Dictionary
NYJew
1. An alternate moniker for the prestigious New York University, or NYU. It refers to the uncommonly high Jewish population in attendance at the University, which is located in Greenwich Village, Manhattan. (See also Jew York)
(...)
#jew york #hymietown #nyjew #n.y.jew #hymie #little israel
by Scott219 June 20, 2006

Twitter
Jayson Waterfalls
‏@TeamThirstTrap
is it me...or is NYJEW (NYU) the only school that does NOT give you your diploma at graduation???
10:00 AM - 12 Dec 2009

GOogle Books
A Renegade History of the United States
By Thaddeus Russell
New York, NY: Free Press
2010
Pg. 167:
Between 1919 and 1956, the nearly all-Jewish City College of New York team compiled a 423–190 record, and New York University, known by some as “NYJew,” won 429 games and lost 235 from 1922 to 1958.

Twitter
Rachel Slaff
‏@rachelslaff
Someday, NYU (aka “NYJew") will not have classes conflict w/ major Jewish holidays…
7:22 PM - 6 Sep 2010

Twitter
Thomas Slater
‏@tjslater Thomas Slater Retweeted Canary Mission
Interesting, nyu has a pretty substantial Jewish population. Before going there, I was told its nickname was NYJew.Thomas Slater added,
Canary Mission @canarymission
Top 10 - Universities with the Most Faculty Members who Actively Support BDS… http://ow.ly/Vlyh7
8:35 PM - 1 Dec 2015

Posted by Barry Popik
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