New York University
(NYU) is located in Greenwich Village
in New York City
. It is a place where diversity is cherished, and the campus is fractured and decentralized, with buildings spread over much of the neighborhood. There is often tension between the university and other neighborhood residents and businesses over real estate issues.
Originally called the University of the City of New York, it was founded by a group of prominent New Yorkers in 1830 as an alternative to the Episcopalian-dominated and "aristocratic" Columbia College (now Columbia University).
NYU's sports teams are called the Violets. They participate in the NCAA's Division III and the University Athletic Association.
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