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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Entry from July 28, 2006
Con Dead (nickname for a Con Ed power failure)

After the July 2006 Queens power failures caused by Con Ed, some have called the company “Con Dead.”


http://www.gothamist.com/archives/2006/07/26/con_dead.php
July 26, 2006
Con Ed Restores (Most) Power But It’s Still “Con Dead” to Queens


http://www.sploid.com/news/2006/07/crazy_from_the.php
In Queens, New York, incompetence and heat conspired to kill the power to tens of thousands of people. Consolidated Edison used to be known as “Con Ed.” But after nearly two weeks without power, many began calling it “Con Dead.”

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityNames/Phrases • (0) Comments • Friday, July 28, 2006 • Permalink