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:
“You can’t tax your way to prosperity. You can’t bomb your way to security. And you can’t ban your way to liberty” (4/21)
“You can’t bomb your way to security” (4/21)
“You can’t bomb your way to democracy” (4/21)
“You can’t ban your way to freedom” (4/21)
“If you can’t expose crime in the government, you don’t really have a government. You have a dictatorship…” (4/21)
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Double Check (Seward Johnson’s businessman sculpture in Liberty Park)

Tour de Brooklyn

Spaghetti Park (William Moore Park in Corona, Queens)

Orphan Train

Cop (“copper” badge myth)

Sugar Daddy

Big Crapple

Oz Prize or Ozzie (Asia Society journalism award)

Corporate Challenge

Jana Hunsaker Memorial Wheelchair Tennis Tournament

Seventh-inning stretch (Manhattan College’s claim to origin)

Solo Arts Festival

Taste of the Nation Brooklyn

Brooklyn-Queens Day

“Truth, Justice and the Comics” (New York Newsday)

Little Broadway (White Street in TriBeCa)

Urban Ranger

Liberty Pole (and Battle of Golden Hill, 1770)

“I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country” (Nathan Hale)

“The Greater New York Dairy” (Dairy Associates)

Hudson River Crawl

Governor Stuyvesant’s Tree (pear, not apple)


“The best jeans and sneaker stores in America” (V.I.M.)

Hangman’s Elm or Hanging Tree (English Elm in Washington Square Park)

University in Exile (New School for Social Research)

By Hammer and Hand All Arts Do Stand (Mercantile Library)

Dunking Doughnuts (and “Sinkers”)

Hip Hop Theater Festival

Coffee & Tea Festival

Condop (condominium + cooperative)

“A seat on the New York Stock Exchange is a license to steal”

New York Asian Film Festival

Black and White (shake or soda)

Sorrento Cheese Festival

Adventures NYC

Bryant Park Summer Film Festival

Pancakes in the Park

NYC Kidsfest

Broadway (Coca-Cola with vanilla ice cream)

“In Crust We Trust”

NYPD (New York Pizza Dept./Deli/Depot/Diner/Delivery)

“Financial Services for the Greater Good” (TIAA-CREF)

Big Apple Film Festival

Half Marathon

“New York, thy name’s Delirium” (“Owed to New York” poem)

“New York, the nation’s thyroid gland”

“Mayor’s Eye” & “Get the worms out of the Big Apple” (Dept. of Investigation)

“El campeon de los hispanos” (El Diario La Prensa)

“New York is a sucked orange” (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Skyscraper National Park (Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.)

New York Super Fudge Chunk (Ben & Jerry’s)

Colyumist (Columnist)

“Look for the Union Label” (1975)

“Difference between my girls and married women is that my girls give a man his money’s worth”

“A Little Bit of New England in the Bronx” (Johnny’s Reef)

“Meet Me at Clark Street” (St. George Hotel)

Ring of Steel (proposed security measure)

NYC Subway Hot Sauce

Apples a la Manhattan (Pommes a la Manhattan)

Striped Bass a la Manhattan

Soul Food

“City Juice” & “One on the City” (water)

“Coney Island Bloodhounds” (hot dogs) & “A Midget from Harlem” (small chocolate soda)

Chicken a la King

“Location! Location! Location!” (real estate adage)

Broadway Under the Stars

“A new school, For a new century, In a new neighborhood” (Claremont Prep)

“The Center For Health in the Center of the World” & “Another Day, Another Breakthrough”

“Every Cookie Needs a Belly” (Cookie Island)

Red Hots

Smoothie (Smoothee, Smoothy)

Two Cents Plain

Penny Lick

Ice Cream Cone

Chocolate Milk

“All You Can Eat”

“We Do Dishes” (Fishs Eddy)

Death Street (Houston Street)

ViVa (Viaduct Valley)

Downtown Grand Central (Fulton Street Hub)