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. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

Recent entries:
“It’s coffee and I need some Tuesday. Please excuse my incoherence, it’s still early” (4/24)
“Civil engineering implies the existence of criminal engineering” (4/23)
“Dungeness crab implies the existence of Dragoness crab” (4/23)
“If you don’t understand why the Electoral College exists, you’re the reason” (4/23)
Angertainment (anger+ entertainment) (4/23)
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“Always a Pleasure” (Nedick’s)

“Leave off the last ‘s’ for ‘savings’” (212-MATTRES)

“The Mattress Professionals” (Sleepy’s)

Crab Crunch (River Project of Hudson River Foundation)

Fashion Week (“7th on 6th”)

Pride in the City (People of Color in Crisis)

Carnaval Del Boulevard

SoFi (South of Fifth Avenue or South of Flatiron)

New Directors/New Films

LoBro (Lower Broadway)

D’Ag Fresh Market (D’Agostino)

Gristede’s Mega Store (Gristede’s)

The Musical Instrument Megastore (Sam Ash)

J & R

Dyckman Basketball Tournament

Gateway to Queens (Queens Plaza)

HOWL! (Festival of East Village Artists)

LoCo (Lower Court) and ‘Hoodwinked (Curbed.com contest)

Strawberry One-Act Festival (“American Idol for Playwrights”)

International Dance Festival

MoCA (Museum of Chinese in the Americas) & MoCCA (Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art)

Admiral’s Row or Officer’s Row (Brooklyn Navy Yard buildings)

“Lungs of the City” (Central Park)

Subway Alumni

Murray Hell (Murray Hill + hell)

Zagat (Za-GAT)

Miracle on Madison Avenue

Slam Gate (agent-operated gate, or AOG)

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Parking Card

Harlem’s Main Street, or the Buckle of Harlem’s Black Belt (125th Street)

Battle of the Badges (Fire vs. Police)

New York Kite Festival

The New Yorker Festival

Vendy Awards

9-11 (One Day’s Pay: National Day of Voluntary Service, Charity, Compassion)

Brazilian Day

Muslim Day Parade

New York Underground Comedy Festival

Fifth Avenue Mile

Pulling a (Judge) Crater (“The missingest man in New York”)

Blessing of the Fleet (BayFest)

New York Ship & Boat Model Festival

Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival

Open House New York

Big Apple Netball Tournament

Mayor’s Cup Handball Tournament

Wrecking Families Party (Working Families Party nickname)

“To the victor belongs the spoils” (Spoils System)

Loco Foco Party

Ecuadorian Parade and Festival

JAMS (Jamaica Arts and Music Summer Festival)

“The Bronx is burning” (1972; alleged Howard Cosell quote during the 1977 World Series)

Capital of Everything

Egg Rolls and Egg Creams Block Party

VENDEX (Vendor Information Exchange System)

SoFo (South of Fourth Street)

Blues, Barbecue and Fireworks Festival

New York Television Festival (NYTVF)

Two Bridges

American Crafts Festival; Autumn Crafts Festival