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.

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“Those who stay will be champions”

“Let’s get ready to rumble!”

“There are no ex-Marines”

“Once a Marine, always a Marine”

“Friendly as a Texas smile”

Hamburguesa Mexicana (Mexican Burger)

Soviet Poverty Law Center (Southern Poverty Law Center or SPLC nickname)


“You can throw the records out the window” (rivalry games are always competitive)

Fast Casual Restaurant

Suspended Coffee (Caffè Sospeso)

Crowded Trade

Story Stock

Circle of Liberty

Carriage Trade

“My eighty-percent friend is not my twenty-percent enemy”

Hot Doggery

Harlemite (inhabitant of Harlem)

Baysider (inhabitant of Bayside, Queens)

Park Sloper (inhabitant of Park Slope, Brooklyn)

Borough of Cemeteries (Borough of the Dead)

Red Hooker (inhabitant of Red Hook, Brooklyn)

“Skull full of mush” (student’s head before education)

Pork New York Chop

Tribecan (inhabitant of Tribeca, Manhattan)

Boweryite (inhabitant of the Bowery)

Flatbusher (inhabitant of Flatbush, Brooklyn)

Astorian (inhabitant of Astoria, Queens)

Jamaican (inhabitant of Jamaica, Queens)

Sunnysider (inhabitant of Sunnyside, Queens)

Woodsider (inhabitant of Woodside, Queens)

Murray Hiller (inhabitant of Murray Hill, Manhattan)

Chelsean (inhabitant of Chelsea, Manhattan)

Chelseaite (inhabitant of Chelsea, Manhattan)

Inwoodite (inhabitant of Inwood, Manhattan)

Greenwich Villager (inhabitant of Greenwich Village)

Riverdalian (inhabitant of Riverdale, Bronx)

“Enlighten the people and tyranny and oppressions will vanish like phantoms at dawh”

Yorkvillian (inhabitant of Yorkville, Manhattan)

Crown Heightser (inhabitant of Crown Heights, Brooklyn)

East Sider or Eastsider

West Sider or Westsider



Wall Streeter

“It’s the punch you don’t see coming that knocks you out” (boxing adage)

“What Would Jesus Brew?” (WWJB)

Tremonter (inhabitant of Tremont, Bronx)

Hell’s Kitchener (inhabitant of Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan)

Williamsburger (inhabitant of Williamsburg, Brooklyn)

Greenpointer (inhabitant of Greenpoint, Brooklyn)

Whitestoner (inhabitant of Whitestone, Queens)

Little Necker (inhabitant of Little Neck, Queens)

College Pointer (inhabitant of College Point, Queens)

Rego Parker (inhabitant of Rego Park, Queens)

“Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it”

Brooklyn Hilton (Brooklyn Detention Complex)

“War kills reform”

Nolitan (inhabitant of Nolita, Manhattan)

Flushingite (inhabitant of Flushing, Queens)

Cheesebox (Castle Williams)

Ragpickers’ Row (59 Baxter Street)

Bottle Alley (47 Baxter Street)

Dumboite (inhabitant of Dumbo, Brooklyn)

Dumboer (inhabitant of Dumbo, Brooklyn)

Ozone Parker (inhabitant of Ozone Park, Queens)

Howard Beacher (inhabitant of Howard Beach. Queens)

Fort Greener (inhabitant of Fort Greene, Brooklyn)

Bay Ridger (inhabitant of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn)

Gravesender (inhabitant of Gravesend, Brooklyn)

Spelling Bee (Spelling Match)

“Talk. Text. Crash.” (TxDOT slogan)

“Deliciously Different” (Big Red soft drink slogan)

“No human being is illegal”

The Greatest Little Town in Texas (Ballinger slogan)

“Bonjour, y’all” (Paris, Texas greeting)

“Breathing first, winning next”

Queen of Avenues (Fifth Avenue)

Killer County (Kings County Hospital Center)

Rotten Row (West Broadway)

“The currency is the share price of a country”

“Good goaltenders make for good coaches” (hockey adage)

“If you want to hide something, put it in writing”

“Any golf course plays hard when the wind blows” (golf adage)

“If Congress has the right under the Constitution to issue paper money ...”

“There is nothing inherently wrong with fiat money, provided we get perfect authority”

“If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency…”

“Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not”

“A person without data is just another person with an opinion”

“You don’t critique a win” (hockey adage)

“Facts tell, stories sell” (marketing adage)

Moose Tracks (ice cream)

“Speak when you are angry and you’ll make the best speech you’ll ever regret”

Gold for Nerds (bitcoin nickname)


Fuck Brunch

“Live by the three, die by the three” (basketball adage)

“Football games are won and lost in the trenches” (football adage)

“People go to a restaurant for the food, but come back for the service”

“Enjoy the party, but dance near the door” (financial adage)

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