Times are tough for the paper that gives us all the news that’s fit to print, so we almost feel badly about calling the old girl out on this. But it is the New York Times after all.
The paper recently mentioned NYLS-grad-turned-cupcake-entrepreneur Lev Ekster, who’s gotten lots of attention from us, as well as from other media outlets. But this recent article on the vendor truck turf wars incorrectly states that Lev is an NYU Law grad. Here’s a screenshot:
The NYT is not the first to make this mistake. When Thrillist first broke the cupcake story in mid-May, it made the same mistake, since corrected. We all make mistakes, but we’d like to try to prevent the MSM making this one in the future. Here’s our memo (with love):
To: The New York Times and other media outlets
From: Above The Law
Re: New York Law School vs. New York University Law School
New York Law School is not New York University Law School. NYLS is in Tribeca. NYU Law is in Greenwich Village. NYLS has 2 Girls 1 Dress. NYU has Arthur Miller. NYU Law is ranked the fifth best law school in the land. NYLS is ranked.
Turf War at the Hot Dog Cart [New York Times]