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 January 03, 2010
“Nothing Sacred But the Truth” (New York Observer)

"Nothing sacred but the truth” is the slogan of the New York Observer, a weekly newspaper first published in 1987. The slogan has not been trademarked. The phrase “Nothing sacred but the truth” had been used sparingly in print and is cited from at least 1889.


Wikipedia: The New York Observer
The New York Observer is a weekly newspaper first published in New York City on September 22, 1987, by Arthur L. Carter, a very successful former investment banker with publishing interests. The Observer focuses on the city’s culture, real estate, the media, politics and the entertainment and publishing industries. Since July 2006 the paper has owned and published by the American real-estate mogul Jared Kushner.

New York (NY) Observer
“Nothing Sacred But the Truth”

Google Books
The kingdom of the unselfish: or empire of the wise
By John Lord Peck
New York, NY: Empire Book Bureau
1889
Pg. 16:
I come now to speak of Science, or the class of ideas that is most positive and reliable.
(...)
Custom, law, precedent and convention are of no account to it, except as facts in themselves, or as indicating a certain amount of probability. It acknowledges nothing as beyond candid criticism; it has nothing sacred but the truth. It investigates every part of the universe and of man with equal impartiality, save that the most easily examined is the first to be made known. It has no mysteries but are free to any one who chooses to learn them. It depends only on observed facts and generalized laws, and these are what it recognizes as the only final authority.

Google Books
Complete Works
By François Villon
New York, NY: David McKay Company
1960
Pg. xi:
Is it not the truth? Everything else is an escape from the truth and by my mother’s memory there is nothing sacred but the truth.

Gawker
With Peter Kaplan’s Exit, a New York Media Era Closes
By Gabriel Snyder
Apr 22, 2009 6:43 PM
It’s as impossible to imagine the New York Observer without Peter Kaplan as it is to imagine him without a paper to edit. As he told Gawker, “I love my paper and my staff desperately.”
(...)
The biggest task on Kushner’s plate when he became publisher — figuring out how to bring the paper into the Internet era — has also been his biggest failing. The paper has been crowing about its recent award nomination — on its site, the motto “Nothing sacred but the truth” has been replaced with the stirring “2009 Webby Nominee Best Newspaper Web Site” — but its recent redesign has made it virtually unnavigable.

(Trademark)
Word Mark THE NEW YORK OBSERVER
Goods and Services IC 016. US 038. G & S: NEWSPAPERS. FIRST USE: 19870422. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19870422
Mark Drawing Code (1) TYPED DRAWING
Serial Number 73657301
Filing Date April 27, 1987
Current Filing Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Published for Opposition August 25, 1987
Change In Registration CHANGE IN REGISTRATION HAS OCCURRED
Registration Number 1465450
Registration Date November 17, 1987
Owner (REGISTRANT) NEW YORK OBSERVER COMPANY, THE CORPORATION DELAWARE 54 EAST 64TH STREET NEW YORK NEW YORK 10021
(LAST LISTED OWNER) THE NEW YORK OBSERVER, LLC LTD LIAB CO NEW YORK 915 BROADWAY NEW YORK NEW YORK 10010
Assignment Recorded ASSIGNMENT RECORDED
Attorney of Record Barry Werbin and Robert S. Broder
Disclaimer NO CLAIM IS MADE TO THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO USE “NEW YORK” APART FROM THE MARK AS SHOWN
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Affidavit Text SECT 15. SECT 8 (6-YR). SECTION 8(10-YR) 20071105.
Renewal 1ST RENEWAL 20071105
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