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 April 01, 2016
Syracuse: Sewercuse (nickname)

The city of Syracuse, New York—also Syracuse University—is sometimes given the unflattering nickname of “Sewercuse” (sewer + Syracuse). “In winter, it’s Siberacuse, spring and fall it’s Sewercuse.  Right now, it’s Saunacuse...” was cited in print in 1999. “Sewercuse” was entered in the Urban Dictionary in 2008.


Wikipedia: Syracuse, New York
Syracuse (/ˈsɪrəkjuːs/ or local /ˈsɛrəkjuːs/) is a city in, and the county seat of, Onondaga County, New York, in the United States. It is the largest U.S. city with the name “Syracuse”, and is the fourth most populous metropolitan city in the state of New York. At the 2010 census, the city population was 145,170, and its metropolitan area had a population of 732,117. It is the economic and educational hub of Central New York, a region with over a million inhabitants. Syracuse is also well-provided with convention sites, with a downtown convention complex and, directly west of the city, the Empire Expo Center, which hosts the annual Great New York State Fair. Syracuse was named after the original Syracuse (Siracusa in Italian), a city on the eastern coast of the Italian island of Sicily.

The city has functioned as a major crossroads over the last two centuries, first between the Erie Canal and its branch canals, then of the railway network. Today, Syracuse is located at the intersection of Interstates 81 and 90, and its airport is the largest in the region. Syracuse is home to Syracuse University, a major research university, as well as several smaller colleges and professional schools. In 2010 Forbes rated Syracuse 4th in the top 10 places to raise a family.

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OT. Where do you live?
Mistress Mairi
6/9/99
(...)
Home for me is central New York State.  Can you say *S*N*O*W*?  We have several variant names for my community, aside from its official one.  In winter, it’s Siberacuse, spring and fall it’s Sewercuse.  Right now, it’s Saunacuse…

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poasting toasted from NY
I R Baboon
1/4/06
rochester...between buffalo and sewercuse

Urban Dictionary
Sewercuse
Used to reference Syracuse, NY, by residents to infer disdain for their home town. Also used by outsiders to imply the C.H.U.D.-like mannerisms that the citizens therein manifest.
“Welcome to Sewercuse”
“I went to a show in Sewercuse the other day and got my ass west side storied.”

by Thrashocalypse AD December 09, 2008

Twitter
Justin A
‏@Justin_ALI279
Syracuse is #Sewercuse...Let’s get it trending on twitter
9:03 PM - 17 Jun 2011

Twitter
Scott Coakley
‏@ScottimusPrime1
@warm1013 No Rottenchester-style nickname for Syracuse? C’mon, I CAN’T be the ONLY one to think up Sewercuse… wink
8:45 PM - 6 Jun 2013

Twitter
SyracuseInRuins
‏@Syracuseinruins
City of Syracuse aka Sewercuse is run by total idiots...cannot believe the crap that goes on in this government...dark forces at work here
12:03 AM - 16 Mar 2016

Posted by Barry Popik
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