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 August 27, 2010
Manhattanistan (Manhattan + -istan)

"Manhattanistan” (Manhattan + -istan_ is a nickname that follows the widely used nickname “Londonistan.” The suffix comes from the one used for the Central Asian States ("stans") of Pakistan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan.

“Manhattanistan” has been cited in print since at least 2009 and has been infrequently used, largely because Manhattan’s Muslim population is small. However, the term “Manhattanistan” was used in 2010 as debates arose over a proposed ‘Ground Zero Mosque.”


Wikipedia: Manhattan
Manhattan is one of the five boroughs of New York City. Located primarily on Manhattan Island at the mouth of the Hudson River, the boundaries of the borough are identical to those of New York County, an original county of the state of New York. It consists of Manhattan Island and several small adjacent islands: Roosevelt Island, Randall’s Island, Wards Island, Governors Island, Liberty Island, part of Ellis Island, and U Thant Island; as well as Marble Hill, a small section on the mainland adjacent to the Bronx. The original city of New York began at the southern end of Manhattan, and expanded in 1898 to include surrounding counties. It is the smallest, yet most urbanized of the five boroughs.

The County of New York is the most densely populated county in the United States, and one of the most densely populated areas in the world, with a 2008 population of 1,634,795 living in a land area of 22.96 square miles (59.47 km²), or 71,201 residents per square mile (27,485/km²). It is also one of the wealthiest counties in the United States, with a 2005 personal income per capita above $100,000. Manhattan is the third-largest of New York’s five boroughs in population.

Manhattan is a major commercial, financial, and cultural center of both the United States and the world. Anchored by Wall Street, in Lower Manhattan, New York City vies with the City of London as the financial capital of the world and is home to the New York Stock Exchange, the world’s largest stock exchange by market capitalization of its listed companies. Many major radio, television, and telecommunications companies in the United States are based here, as well as many news, magazine, book, and other media publishers. Manhattan has many famous landmarks, tourist attractions, museums, and universities. It is also home to the headquarters of the United Nations. Manhattan has the largest central business district in the United States, it is the site of both the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ, and home to the largest number of corporate headquarters in the country. It is the center of New York City and the New York metropolitan region, hosting the seat of city government and a large portion of the area’s employment, business, and entertainment activities. As a result, residents of New York City’s other boroughs such as Brooklyn and Queens often refer to a trip to Manhattan as “going to the city”.

Wikipedia: Londonistan (term)
Londonistan (Urdu: لندنستان ;Arabic equivalent ليدنس ) is a pejorative sobriquet referring to the British capital of London, and the British Government’s alleged tolerance for Islamists provided they wage their terrorist campaigns outside of Britain.

The word is a portmanteau of the British capital and the Persian suffix -stan, meaning “land” (used by several countries in South and Central Asia). The term has been used in a number of publications, including The New York Times, Vanity Fair, The Weekly Standard, and in the 2006 book Londonistan: How Britain is Creating a Terror State Within.

The Daily Nightly on msnbc.com
Dave, Tn
How about New York get it’s level of corruption DOWN TO that of Afghanistan? After all the terrorist in the tiny Island Nation of Manhattanistan have caused more damage to this country than the terrorist in Afghanistan.
#14 - Tue Dec 1, 2009 4:43 PM EST

Breitbart tv
Dave, Tn December 5th, 2009 - 7:27 pm
Man those terrorist in Manhattanistan are trashy.

First Read from NBC News
Dave Tn
He may not have run an ad (never can be sure with these Alinsky Liars in the White House) but he sure said he’d vote no on this BS bill. Thank you Indies in Massachusetts. Anytime so many propagandist in Plantation Manhattanistan are unhappy it’s a good day for America. I love the smell of Saul Alinsky burning in hell in the morning.
#3 - Wed Jan 20, 2010 2:21 PM EST

The Daily Nightly on msnbc.com
Dave, Tn-1853132
I blame Bush. He should of forced the “Big Dogs” to eat their own vomit the day they threatened to blow up America from the lawless regions of Manhattanistan. bahahhaha
#1.1 - Thu Aug 5, 2010 2:50 PM EDT

Weasel Zippers
Dork on Wheels
Before there was golf with Mayor Bloomberg (Dhimmi- Manhattanistan) there was bike riding with the family.
Posted by D-Lo on Friday, August 27, 2010, at 2:56 PM

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