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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Historic Harlem Parks Film Festival

Honky Tonk (not from Tonk pianos)

Summer Play Festival (SPF)

Fresh Fruit Festival

HOT! NYC Celebration of Queer Culture

Midtown International Theatre Festival

“Way to Shop” (Macy’s)

New York City Tap Festival

Pinstripers (Yankees, from their pinstripe uniforms)

“The Actor’s Resource” (Back Stage)

“The World’s Greatest Newspaper” (SCREW)

Dine and Dash

Hell’s Half Acre (Sands Street; Chatham Square)

Bridge (card game)

“Makin’ Whoopee” (1928)

Grosstedes (Gristedes nickname)

Tuttorosso Pasta Eating Competition

Center of the Earth (Center of the World)

Food Hole (Whole Foods nickname)

Texas Pecan Pie

Superbas (Brooklyn baseball team)

Bridegrooms (Brooklyn baseball team)

Robins (Brooklyn baseball team)

“The Banking Alternative for the 21st Century” (NYC Check Express)

Screwdriver (vodka + orange juice cocktail)

Big Persimmon (summary)

Titans (professional lacrosse team nickname)

Spankees or Wankees (NY Yankees derogatory nicknames)

Conehead (SNL sketch and movie; Mets/Yankees pitcher David Cone; Con Ed workers)

Texas Toast

Slice (not piece) of pizza; Square pizza

Brooklyn National Anthem (“Spring is sprung…”)

Con Dead (nickname for a Con Ed power failure)

Hashbrowns (Hash Brown Potatoes; Hashed Brown Potatoes; Hash Browns)

Needless Markup (Neiman Marcus nickname)

Porkopolis (Cincinnati and Chicago nickname)

Pico de gallo

Snowbird (northern tourist)

Cuban Sandwich; Medianoche Sandwich


Mutts (New York Mets derogatory nickname)

Big Burg

Lone Star State (Texas nickname)

Queens Topographical Poem

New York Run by the Swiss (summary)

Brooknam (Brooklyn + Vietnam)

BK (Brooklyn)

BX (Bronx)

Bucktown (Brownsville, Brooklyn or the borough of Brooklyn)

German Chocolate Cake