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

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Entry from April 23, 2006
Pot Princess
The New York Post quickly dubbed Julie Diaco the "Pot Princess." She's the former NYU student who was convicted of selling drugs out of her dorm room. Her family paid for a very good lawyer, and the "Pot Princess" received an incredibly light sentence of probation.

Julie Diaco is reportedly using her "street cred" to break into the music business. The "Pot Princess" continues to make tabloid headlines and editorials.

It's not certain if the term "Pot Princess" will be applied to any other woman student who sells drugs, or if the nickname will be retired by the Post.

http://www.gothamist.com/archives/2004/05/20/pot_princess_crack.php
May 20, 2004
Pot Princess' Crack
Julia Diaco, the NYU freshman arrested last month for selling pot to an undercover police officer, will be charged with additional counts. The police found cocaine in her dorm room after they arrested her. This doesn't surprise Gothamist, as part of the initial arrest was for selling pot, cocaine, mushrooms, and LSD - of course she's have supplies at Hayden Hall!

http://www.gothamist.com/archives/2004/09/10/nyus_pot_princess_get_probation.php
September 10, 2004
NYU's "Pot Princess" Get Probation

Julia Diaco, who was busted for selling drugs, including cocaine, as an NYU freshman earlier this year, received 18 months probation from a State Supreme Court Justice. The terms of her probation are that she must complete a 10-month residential treatment program at Clear View in Sandpoint, Idaho and then an 8-month vocational program. The ruling gives clues into what happens with offenders who get probation: If she completes the Clear View residential program, Diaco's guilty pleas ["criminal sale of a controlled substance (to an undercover officer) and criminal possession of a controlled substance (cocaine found in her dorm room when a search warrant was executed"] will be "converted to crimes that don't require jail time," then receiving 5 years probation. But if she violated the probation, she'll have to go to state prision. Let that be a lesson to you new NYU freshman: You can get caught if you deal to undercovers.

The Post has been loving the Julia Diaco story since the beginning. They dubbed her the "Pot Princess" and today's headline, "See Ya Tater, Pot Princess" certainly has a bit of fondness for the co-ed drug dealer.

http://www.gothamist.com/archives/2006/03/22/pot_princess_sa.php
March 22, 2006
Pot Princess Saga Over
In a follow-up to one of Gothamist's favorite stories, it turns out that Julie Diaco, who was arrested while an NYU freshman for dealing pot out of her dorm room, will get probation. Diaco held up her end of a deal from September 2004: Completing a rehab program at Clear View and being clean for 18 months. Of course, back when the deal was arranged, people attributed the leniency to her family's wealth - after all, dealing coke, pot, LSD, mushrooms and more is a big deal - especially when it was obvious she was running a thriving business and happened that she was carrying pot and a scale when selling to undercover cops. Her lawyer said that Diaco is "is a very different person than she was 18 months ago" and attends a community college in NJ. Julie, we wish you well - maybe you'll find your way helping other drug offenders or addicts.

The Post officially dubs her the "Pot Hottie," noting that she was wearing knee-high leather stiletto boots and a pin-striped suit.

(New York Post archives)
http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/nypost/results.html?QryTxt=%22pot+princess%22&search.x=13&search.y=14

1. POT PRINCESS CLEARS AIR - DECRIES REEFER MADNESS
DAREH GREGORIAN; New York Post; May 5, 2006; 013;

2. WHEN JUSTICE ISN'T BLIND
New York Post; May 1, 2006; 030;

3. BONGS TO SONGS - POT PRINCESS PUSHING FOR POP FAME AS SINGER J-DIA
DAREH GREGORIAN; New York Post; Apr 25, 2006; 003;

4. . . . AND THE POT PRINCESS, TOO
New York Post; Mar 23, 2006; 038;

5. POT HOTTIE BREATHES FREEDOM - PROBATION FOR 'PRINCESS'
DAREH GREGORIAN; New York Post; Mar 22, 2006; 003;

6. WHEN JUSTICE ISN'T BLIND
New York Post; Mar 11, 2006; 018;

7. KARMA CHAMELEON?
New York Post; Oct 11, 2005; 030;

8. 'POT PRINCESS' CLEANS UP ACT
LAURA ITALIANO; New York Post; Jul 27, 2005; 024;

9. POT PRINCESS A REHAB WASHOUT
Laura Italiano; New York Post; Jan 15, 2005; 009;

10. GETTING RID OF ROCKEFELLER
New York Post; Sep 13, 2004; 036;

11. BULL'S EYE
Laura Petrecca; New York Post; Sep 12, 2004; 037;

12. DIVA DEALER NOW JUST ANOTHER SCARED KID
ANDREA PEYSER, Columnist of the Year; New York Post; Sep 10, 2004; 003;

13. SEE YA TATER, POT PRINCESS - NO-JAIL DEAL PUTS HER IN IDAHO REHAB
LAURA ITALIANO; New York Post; Sep 10, 2004; 003;

14. NYU'S NO IVY - BUT IT'S COVERED IN GRASS
CARL CAMPANILE Education Reporter; New York Post; Jul 12, 2004; 002;

15. POT PRINCESS BEHAVES IN COURT
ANDREA PEYSER and DAREH GREGORIAN; New York Post; Jul 9, 2004; 027;

16. DADDY'S PLAN TO GET NYU 'POT PRINCESS' OFF ON DRUG CHARGES
MARIANNE GARVEY; New York Post; Jul 4, 2004; 021;

17. NYU POT COED IN HOSP - BAD REACTION TO RX
Andrea Peyser; New York Post; May 27, 2004; 023;

18. SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL - NYU 'DRUG' BRAT LIKE A LITTLE GIRL LOST
ANDREA PEYSER; New York Post; May 21, 2004; 025;

19. -NEW POT-PRINCESS RAP - 'HEAVY WEIGHT' CHARGE (M) -NEW RAP FOR NYU POT PRINCESS (S, LCF)
ERIKA MARTINEZ; New York Post; May 20, 2004; 023;

20. -NYU POT PRINCESS LAYING LOW AT FAMILY'S PALACE (M) -POT PRINCESS LAYING LOW AT N.J. PALACE (S, LCF)
MARK BULLIET and TODD VENEZIA; New York Post; Apr 30, 2004;

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