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 March 14, 2017
“Where do circles, ellipses, hyperbolas and parabolas like to hang out in the summer? Coney Island”

Coney Island isn’t called that because of its conic shapes, but there’s a riddle:

Q: Where do circles, ellipses, hyperbolas and parabolas like to hang out in the summer?
A: Coney Island.


The joke was posted on Twitter on March 11, 2013.


Wikipedia: Coney Island
Coney Island is a peninsular residential neighborhood, beach, and leisure/entertainment destination on the Coney Island Channel, which is part of the Lower Bay in the southwestern part of the borough of Brooklyn in New York City. The site was formerly an outer barrier island but became partially connected to the rest of Long Island by land fill. The residential portion of the peninsula is a community of 60,000 people in its western part, with Sea Gate to its west, Brighton Beach and Manhattan Beach to its east, the Lower Bay to the south, and Gravesend to the north.

Twitter
Nina Levatino‏
@NinaLevatino
Replying to @Andrewlopuch
@Andrewlopuch Q: Where do circles, ellipses, hyperbolas and parabolas like to hang out in the summer? A: Coney Island.
5:11 PM - 11 Mar 2013

Twitter
Scotta ward‏
@Geek4Ward
Where do circles, ellipses, hyperbolas, and parabolas go in the summer?  Coney Island
9:58 AM - 11 Oct 2013

My Town Tutors
Pi Day Jokes: 101 Pi Day Jokes for Math Teachers
Posted on March 9, 2014
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26. Where do circles, ellipses, hyperbolas and parabolas like to hang out in the summer?… Coney Island.

YouTube
A {(Very)} (Very) Brief History of Ellipses and Food (yum)
Jessica Zhang
Published on May 29, 2014
Q: Where do circles, ellipses, hyperbolas and parabolas like to hang out in the summer?
A: Coney Island.

Twitter
Denville Mathnasium‏
@DenvilleMath
Where do circles, ellipses, hyperbolas, and parabolas like to hang out in the summer?
A: Coney Island!
11:10 AM - 6 Jul 2016

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityNeighborhoods • Tuesday, March 14, 2017 • Permalink