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 February 06, 2017
“I saw a bumper sticker that said ‘I miss New York,’ so I broke the window and stole the radio”

A bumper sticker joke was posted on Twitter on May 18, 2011:

“I saw a bumper stcker that read ‘I miss NY’ so I broke their wndow & stole the radio, I like helping ppl feel like they’re home.”

The joke went viral in 2012 and has been said about other places, such as the Bronx, Chicago and Detroit. The jocular saying has been printed on several ecards.


Twitter
Aimee T.
‏@thatmercedesgrl
@thecajunboy I saw a bumper stcker that read “I miss NY” so I broke their wndow & stole the radio, I like helping ppl feel like they’re home
9:22 AM - 18 May 2011

Twitter
Laila
‏@lailaelsheikh8
Today I saw a guy with a bumper sticker that said “I miss New York!” ...so I broke his car window and stole his radio
3:36 PM - 10 Jun 2011

Twitter
Hood Celebrity ✈
‏@MartyInnaCUT
I Saw A License Plate Yesterday That Said “I Miss New York”, So I Broke Their Window And Stole Their Radio -__-
6:58 PM - 6 Aug 2011

Twitter
Nat Bradford
‏@natsaninja
I saw a bumper sticker that read: “I MISS NEW YORK”. So, I broke the window and stole the stereo.
12:54 PM - 10 Aug 2011

Twitter
Not Will Ferrell
‏@itsWillyFerrell
I saw a parked car with a license plate sticker that said “I Miss New York”, so I broke the window and stole the radio.
7:09 PM - 7 Apr 2012

Twitter
The Funny Banana
‏@BananaPeelLOL
Saw a parked car with the license plate sticker that said “I miss New York” so I broke the window and stole the stereo.
2:15 AM - 12 Apr 2012

Twitter
David Gross
‏@Punmaster
Saw a bumper sticker on a car in Florida - ‘I miss The Bronx.’ So I broke the window, stole the radio, left a note, “I hope this helps.”
9:15 PM - 12 Aug 2012

11 January 2013, Spartanburg (SC) Herald-Journal, “The Stroller: ‘Lazy people’” by Lou Parris:
OVERHEARD: Jack Rutter says a friend overheard it at a bus station: “I was in Florida and saw a bumper sticker that read, ‘I Miss New York.’ So, I broke the window, stole the radio and left a note that read, ‘I hope this helps.’ “

Google Groups: CharlieAptowitzer_JokesAndStuff
The Bronx
Charles Aptowitzer
6/26/13
(...)
Subj: The Bronx

I was in Florida....and I saw a bumper sticker on a parked car that read
I miss The Bronx.
So I broke the window, stole the radio and left a note that read:
I hope this helps

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityNames/Phrases • Monday, February 06, 2017 • Permalink