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 March 28, 2016
“I moved to New York for my health. I’m paranoid and my fears were justified”

Anita Weiss was credited in 1993 for having said:

“I moved to New York City for my health. I’m paranoid and it was the only place where my fears were justified.”

The quotation has been included in several quotation collections and books about New York City. However, it’s not known who Anita Weiss is, or when she said this.


Google Books
The Fifth and Far Finer than the First Four 637 Best Things Anybody Ever Said
By Robert Byrne
New York, NY: Fawcett Columbine
1993
Pg. ?:
374
I moved to New York City for my health. I’m paranoid and it was the only place where my fears were justified.
Anita Weiss

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“I moved to New York City for my health.  I’m paranoid and New York was the only place where my fears were justified.”—Anita Weiss

Google Books
Get-a-Grip New York--Book II:
How to Get Satisfaction with the Biggest Hassles

By Raymond Alvin
New York, NY: Streetbeat Publications
1997
Pg. 7:
I moved to New York City for my health — I’m paranoid and it was the only place where my fears were justified.
Anita Weiss

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I moved to New York City for my health. I’m paranoid, and it was the only place where my fears were justified. -Anita Weiss
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Google Books
The Little Red Book of New York Wisdom
By Former Mayor Ed Koch, with Gregg Stebben and Jason Katzman
New York, NY: Skyhorse Publishing
2011
Pg. 133:
I moved to New York City for my health. I’m paranoid and it was the only place where my fears were justified.
ANITA WEISS

Vulture
February 19, 2016 11:07 a.m.
150+ Classic Jokes About New York and Los Angeles
By Matthew Love and Ramsey Ess
(...)
“I moved to New York City for my health. I’m paranoid, and it was the only place where my fears were justified.” —Anita Weiss

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New York CityNames/Phrases • Monday, March 28, 2016 • Permalink