Tuesday, October 19, 2010

NYU has annoyed neighbors for a long time, apparently

Well, this is almost too good to be true...It's from a New York Times article from January 1914, back when NYU was (mostly) in the Bronx. You can read a PDF of the article here.

Members "sing and tango." Heh. Nellie Vought, early NIMBY?


Anonymous said...

Nice find! I'm not so up on my NYU history, but it seems like the Bronx version was more like a traditional college atmosphere rather than the high rise campus of today.

Lisa said...

And it's dispiriting to note that NYU ignored or downplayed the issues their students caused even back then. Guess some things never change.

glamma said...


Marty Wombacher said...

This is too great! And "Porch Repose Impossible" is another great band name, or perhaps a movie title.

Grade "A" Fancy said...

Brilliant, Marty. So many great band names lurking that it's always how shockingly, puzzlingly dull new band names can be.

Anonymous said...

Ev Grieve,

Please go fuck yourself and eat shit and die. I hope each of your descendants get anally pummeled by big black cocks, get infected with AIDS, and as a result, contract homosexuality.

Your neighbor who knows what you look like.