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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Money Taking Agency (Metropolitan Transportation Authority or MTA nickname) (6/27)
“If I had a dollar for every existential crisis I’ve ever had…does money even matter?” (6/27)
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Entry from August 03, 2008
BIN (Born In Nacogdoches)

Nacogdoches is a small town; people who were born there take pride in their identity. “BIN” stands for “Born In Nacogdoches,” cited in print from at least 1999.

The city of Galveston has similar terms for natives: “BOI" (Born On the Island) and “IBC” (Islander By Choice).


Wikipedia: Nacogdoches, Texas
Nacogdoches (pronounced /ˌnækəˈdoʊtʃɪs/) is a city in Nacogdoches County, Texas, in the United States. The 2000 census recorded the city’s population to be 29,914, while in 2007 it was estimated to have reached 32,006. It is the county seat of Nacogdoches County and is situated in East Texas. Nacogdoches is a sister city of Natchitoches, Louisiana.

Nacogdoches made international headlines in February 2003, after receiving much of the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster debris.

EAST-TEXAS-ROOTS-L
From: Darlene Henson < >
Subject: Re: NACOGDOCHES & Fair Indians
Date: Fri, 19 Feb 1999 19:37:22 -0600

Vaughn,
As a BIN (born in Nacogdoches), I truly enjoyed your story.
Darlene

Nacogdoches (TX) Daily Sentinel (June 4, 2005)
Betty Shinn honored at Old Timers Breakfast
Author:  ROBBIE GOODRICH, The Daily Sentinel Staff
Being honored as the 2005 Heritage Festival Hall of Fame inductee was only one highlight for Betty Shinn at Friday’s Old Timers Breakfast. She was also made an honorary Heritage Festival queen complete with her own crown, was given BIN status –- not for Born In Nacogdoches but for Betty Is Nacogdoches –- and was the recipient of some good-natured humor when one of her festival co-chairwomen, Charmayne Dickhaut, mimicked the energetic woman – high

27 April 2007, Lufkin (TX) Daily News, Randy E. Johnson profile:
I am a BIN (born in Nacogdoches) third generation.

Nacognowhere
Life in a Small Town - Part 1
Posted on July 9, 2008 by nacognowhere
Challenges of Living in a Small Town
Whether you are a BIN (born in Nacogdoches) or whether you are a transplant, living in a small town, such as ours, has both it’s challenges and it’s rewards.  Today I will share some common challenges that my friends and I have faced and I encourage you to share your own challenges as well.

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Sunday, August 03, 2008 • Permalink