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 October 02, 2013
“The weather is like the government, always in the wrong”

Entry in progress—B.P.

Wikipedia: Jerome K. Jerome
Jerome Klapka Jerome (2 May 1859 – 14 June 1927) was an English writer and humorist, best known for the comic travelogue Three Men in a Boat (1889).

Other works include the essay collections Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow (1886) and Second Thoughts of an Idle Fellow; Three Men on the Bummel, a sequel to Three Men in a Boat; and several other novels.

Google Books
The Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow:
A Book for an Idle Holiday

By Jerome Klapka Jerome
New York, Y: Henry Holt and Company
1890
Pg. 78:
It is always wretched weather, according to us. The weather is like the Government, always in the wrong. In summer time we say it is stifling; in winter that it is killing; in spring and autumn we find fault with it for being neither one thing nor the other, and wish it would make up its mind.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • Wednesday, October 02, 2013 • Permalink