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 23, 2013
“I only like New York as a friend”

The “I Love New York” campaign of the 1970s featured the popular “I (heart) NY” T-shirts. Snorg Tees developed a parody T-shirt in April 2009—“I only like NY as a FRIEND.” The parody slogan has been printed on many products as well as the T-shirts.


T-Shirt Guru
I Only Like NY As A Friend T-Shirt
Posted on 21. Apr, 2009 by T-Shirt Guru in Snorg Tees
The I Only Like NY As A Friend T-Shirt is now offered at SnorgTees.com.
Price: $14.95

FashionablyGeek
The Shirt For New Yorkers With a Fear of Commitment
by Sean Fallon on April 24, 2009
The food is great but NY is too cold man. She’s been with like a billion people and, let’s face it, her apartments are too small. All I know is, that I have an eye for the ladies with warmerclimates and an “affordable cost of living”if you catch my meaning. A committed relationship just wouldn’t work out.
Product Page ($15)

T-Shirt Daily
I Only Like NY as a Friend
April 30, 2009
When people think of the classic printed white T-Shirt, The “I <3 NY” print is more often than not the first thing comes up. New York is a cool place, but for those of us who’ve lost that lovin’ feeling, there’s the “I Only Like NY as a Friend” T-Shirt by Snorg. - See more at: http://tshirtdaily.com/i-only-like-ny-as-a-friend/#sthash.6351PB61.dpuf

acleveland
I only like NY as a friend. (haha)
December 4, 2009
Tonight, I finished my second journal. I’ve been writing in this journal since March 14, 2009.

Black Hawk Up
I only like New York as a friend: ‘Hawks 2, Rangers 1
Dec 10th, 2009 at 11:53 am by Jeffrey Bartl
I sat in my seat at the United Center with roughly two minutes left in the third period and turned to my buddy Neil. I asked, “Holy shit, have the Rangers even gotten a shot on Huet this whole period?”

This Writing Life by Mark Terry
Monday, April 18, 2011
I Only Like NY As A Friend - Part 1
April 18, 2011
I’m back! Yes, last week I went to New York City with 100 high school marching band students.

Whatever, Fred
Friday, July 15, 2011
I only like New York as a friend (maybe with benefits)
I got out of immigration in JFK at about midnight and all the shuttle buses had stopped running or were booked out for their last trip.

R.A.G.
August 19, 2011
Five Funniest “I Heart” T-Shirts by admin
One of the most popular ad campaigns of all time, the “I heart NY t-shirt” slogan has been used as an advertisement for New York City since the 1970s, and it was even turned into a song! Originally created by graphic designer Milton Glaser, the “I heart” idea has been used in thousands if not millions of different contexts, and it has played a big role in shaping the “New York state of mind.” Most of the variations on this slogan are pretty boring advertisements for different locations that just rip off the original idea, but here are a few t-shirts that took this clever concept to another level. So let’s get right to our top five funny “I Heart” t-shirts! - See more at: http://www.ragnewyork.com/blog/five-funniest-i-heart-t-shirts/#sthash.Mgz1HAIF.dpuf
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I Only Like New York as a Friend T-Shirt

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityNicknames/Slogans • Friday, August 23, 2013 • Permalink