How Shoddy Journalism Turned An NYU Student Protest Into Anti-Semitism

NYU prides itself on its tolerance. Sure, we can be a cynical and mean bunch sometimes. But we don’t generally consider NYU to be an unsafe place for groups. Yet that word popped up on NYU Secrets last night:#5509: “I am an incoming freshman, and earlier today I was just saying how excited I am to be going to a school full of Jewish people. I have always embraced my …

This Year’s Commencement Speaker Will Be Fed Chair Janet Yellen

In what might be a slight push to encourage fiscal responsibility for soon-to-be poor seniors, NYU announced last night that Janet Yellen, the recently appointed chair of the Federal Reserve, was announced last night will be this May’s Commencement speaker.Yellen is the first women to serve as Fed Chair in U.S. history, and also the first Democrat to fill the post since 1979. Although some Senate Republicans attempted to roadblock Yellen’s confirmation …

This 49ers Fan Is Rooting For The Seahawks Because His Own Fanbase Is A Disgrace

Let’s just clear up a couple things first. I’m a very big San Francisco 49ers fan. I watched the NFC championship game at 12:30 AM in a Berlin expat bar, then hopped on a plane at 6:30 AM. Watching American football while trying to stay awake surrounded by drunk and confused Germans is not the way to watch a game.But what really disappointed me that night came from my fellow …

NYU Local STILL Wants You To Work For Us

So you might have been too busy paying attention to Carlos Danger and Cronuts this summer to notice that NYU Local was looking for new writers. Well if you’re still interested in working for NYU’s most-read news source, you’re in luck, because we are extending our application period for the fall semester. If you’re a journalist, blogger, videographer, photographer, or just someone with a passion for the stories NYU students care about, you should …

NYU Local’s New York Election Coverage 2013, Live From Brad’s

Welcome to NYU Local’s coverage of the 2013 New York City primary elections. Here you will find the most recent vote totals for elections that concern NYU students: Mayor, Manhattan Borough President, Comptroller, Public Advocate, and the City Council positions for Districts 1, 2, and 3. We will also  have live commentary throughout the night from our writers who have been covering the election, including Editor-in-Chief Jeremy Unger and Staff Writer Ben Miller. If you …

NYU Local Is Having An Election Party At Brad’s Tonight, And Y’all Are Invited

Tonight New York will decide the Democratic nominee (and most likely, the eventual winner) for mayor, and while we here at NYU Local generally think that alcohol and politics don’t go well together, we’re making an exception tonight at our special New York election night party, which is being hosted by the kind people at Brad’s. Throughout the night Local writers at Brad’s will be updating our readers as the votes …

Examining New “Momentum” Campaign Sheds Light On Unique Difficulties Of NYU Fundraising

Financial aid. Those two words evoke some of the worst emotions/Internet reactions amongst students at NYU. But this fall, in the wake of a divisive last year for John Sexton and the NYU administration, the University is making a more concerted effort to alleviate student financial issues, announcing the “Momentum Campaign” in a Wednesday email to students from John Sexton. The campaign, which officially begins this fall, aims to raise $1 billion specifically for …

NYU Is Closing Rubin Dining Hall (And Raising A Billion Dollars For Your Financial Aid) [UPDATED]

In a speech this morning during the Resident Assistants Convocation at the Kimmel Center, NYU VP of Global Student Affairs Marc Wais announced a new university campaign, entitled Momentum, to raise $1 billion in financial aid. Although no specific date was given for reaching this goal, with the university currently giving out only about $321 million in aid a year, according to NYU’s IRS returns, the campaign was a welcome announcement to the hundreds …

The Boston Marathon Bombings: The Latest Updates, NYU’s Response, And What You Can Do To Help

Authorities are still searching today for a suspect in yesterday’s deadly bombings at the finish line of the Boston marathon, which killed 3 people and injured 176, according to the most recent reports. Although there were numerous rumors that a suspect was detained yesterday following the detonation of two explosive devices, officials running the investigation have denied that they have anyone in custody in relation to the attack at this time. However an apartment …

Local Stops: Christine Quinn Gets Really Angry, The Best Signs From The Prop 8 SCOTUS Hearing, and #Hashtaghaters

-The frontrunner to be our next mayor reportedly has, “threatened, repeatedly, to slice off the private parts of those who cross her.”-Denny’s is opening across the street from City Hall so Bloombuuuuhg can get a little late night snack.-The New York Times’ social media editor thinks hashtags are “aesthetically damaging” #HATER.-Jennifer Bendery of HuffPo wins the day in SCOTUS prop 8 sign photos.-Esquire’s Bin Laden shooter story is about to get a little more interesting.Photo …

The Definitive NYU Local Guide To March Madness

Its March again, and that means once again it is time for the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament, otherwise knowns as March Madness. Widely considered the most exciting sporting event in America due to its unpredictability, gambling opportunities, and its ability to shut down office work areas for hours at a time, this year’s iteration of the tournament features many talented teams and interesting underdogs. And to help you defeat any 13th Step frat bro …

Local Stops: Party Schools, Auto Searching, And More Awesome Music News

NYU placed 33rd on Fiestafrog.com’s top 100 party schools for 2013. Wonder what JSex thinks of that?Bob Grisham is an asshole.When skating in Central Park, stick to the actual ice rink.And you thought the Governor’s Ball lineup was good, check out who’s playing Sasquatch.Auto searches are awesome/New York is killing everyone.Photo of the Day by Rishi Bandopadhay.

It’s Our Last Column, And Your Definitive Gridiron G-Chat Super Bowl Guide

Editor’s Note: We still can’t tell if “Gridiron G-Chat” has been one, elaborate hoax trying to convince the majority of the NYU that football does in fact matter, or a highly conceptual hybrid of fiction and poetry that will be praised for generations to come. Either way, bravo to NYU Brocal for their efforts.Eric: Guys, last night was the end of something magical, something that touched all of our hearts and …

Thanks Go Out To Macklemore And Many More In Our Last Column Of The Season — Gridiron G-Chat: Week 15

Eric: Jeremy, it’s the last one! We had a grand total of 12 viewers, but it’s been a wild ride. I’d like to thank Ari, who always believed in this column; Ken, who grimaced every time we chose to write about football; Leah Clancy, for being from Buffalo; and Macklemore, for inspiring us during our brofests.Jeremy: “Thrift Shop” definitely kept me going during some of these columns, that’s for sure. But you know what I’m …

Citi Bike’s Arrival Just The Latest Signal Of Changing New York Bicycle Culture

Dash Hoying is similar to the used bikes he works on; now in his late 40s, he is as much a product of a previous generation of New Yorkers as the bikes he works on. The bikes Hoying has toiled away at for years come from a time when biking in New York was a fringe activity, one done more out of absolute necessity rather than convenience. With his tattered blonde hair falling in …