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

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from August 29, 2011
Jewyorican or Juyorican (Jew + Nuyorican)

A “Jewyorican” or “Juyorican” (Jew + Nuyorican) is a New Yorker whose heritage is part Jewish and part Puerto Rican. The term “Jewyorican” has been popularized by Rachel-Figueroa-Levin of Inwood, who uses that name on her Twitter account and on her blog.

“Jewyorican” has been cited in print since at least 1998. “Juyorican” has been cited in print since at least 2003.


Urban Dictionary
Jewyorican
A New Yorker of mixed Puerto Rican/Jewish heritage. Also can be spelled Juyorican.
Derived from Nuyorican
Person from Idaho: I’ve never even met a Jew or a Puerto Rican, much less a Jewyorican. These people don’t really exist, do they?
Person from New York: Turn on Nick at Night. Wait for “Welcome Back Kotter.” You ever wonder why that guy who look Latino has a huge Jewfro and is named Epstein? It’s because he’s a Jewyorican.

by Modechai Ramirez Dec 23, 2003

The Misadventures of Mrs Levin
Rachel Figueroa-Levin: A hyperlocal Inwood Jewyorican mom blogger with pets to feed, a baby to raise, and an axe to grind grin
(First blog post is May 28, 2009—ed.)

Rachel FigueroaLevin (jewyorican) on Twitter
Rachel FigueroaLevin
@Jewyorican NY, NY 10034
Soap maker: http://neighborhoodbath.com/ Editor: http://inthewoodnyc.com/ Mom/Libertarian/Animal Wrangler/Wife/Cog in ZOG machine/Puerto Rican/Jew/blogger

Google Books
Slam
By Richard Stratton and Kim Wozencraft
New York, NY: Grove Press
1998
Pg. 135: 
And Hal Sirowitz, the Jewyorican, another poet in The United States of Poetry, whose book Mother Said (Crown) was the best-selling poetry book of 1997.

clubhouse54.com Forum
scudinc
Thu Sep 09, 2004 9:21 pm ::
That would make me a Jewyorican. Nobody wants that.

Keith and The Girl Forums
scottperezfox
09-12-2006, 09:01 AM
Chemda, I LOVE your New York Metro Area accents! Fucking brilliant. As a Puerto Rican Jew from the area (Jewyorican?), I can totally relate to all of those.

Our Buddy Nia and Us
Monday, September 29, 2008
So It Begins....
Melissa and I would like to welcome you to our baby blog for Buddy. Buddy is the generic name we have given to the mixed DNA cluster of cells that is now growing inside of my lovely wife which will over the next 9 months become a Jewyorican (A New Yorker of mixed Puerto Rican/Jewish heritage. Also can be spelled Juyorican).

Google Books
Radical Poetics and Secular Jewish Culture
Edited by Stephen Paul Miller and Daniel Morris
Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press
2010
Pg. 378:
A Jew in New York
Bob Holman
Like everybody else, I wasn’t a Jew
UntilI came to New York. In Portland, OR,
The other day, a young Latina asked me If I were Jewyorican.

Hispanically Speaking News
Racy JC Advice - Racism Is Over: Let’s All Move to Mississippi
April 1, 2011 | by JC Davies, I Got the Fever
(...)
That includes any of the more exotic biracials I have come across in my work, including the Jewpino (half Jewish, half Filipino), the Blackenese (half Black, half anything that ends in -ese, such as Japanese or Chinese), the Jewyorican (half Jewish, half Puerto Rican), or the women who wrote in yesterday—a Spanenchackoan (Spanish, French, Native American, Black, and Samoan).

Gothamist
Video Of Bloomberg On El Bloombito: Cayate, Soy Oldo
By Christopher Robbins in News on August 29, 2011 3:01 PM
While many of us were glued to our Twitter accounts over the weekend to glean new information on Irene or poke fun at our misfortune, a Twitter identity was born out of Mayor Bloomberg’s hilarious attempts at speaking Spanish during his numerous press conferences. El Bloombito, run by a Jewyorican stay-at-home mom in Inwood, Rachel Figueroa-Levin, offered hilarious and detailed jabs at the mayor’s linguistic butchery. At today’s press conference, someone finally asked El Mayor what he thought about his internet alter ego.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWorkers/People • (0) Comments • Monday, August 29, 2011 • Permalink