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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Entry from April 17, 2023
“Christian hotels be like—Amen-ities”

Many hotels and churches have “amenities,” and some people have noticed the “amen” in that word.
   
“Amen-ities! Tech services that should be standard at every hotel: http://read.bi/eNvpxA” was posted on Twitter by R/GA on December 31, 2010. “I’m not even a baptist, I just attend this church for the amen-ities. #zomg #nailedit #comedicgold” was posted on Twitter by Carey Tufts on April 30, 2011. “The facilities in a church should be called amen-ities” was posted on Twitter by Holly Brockwell on April 1, 2014.
   
“Does this hotel have prayer rooms?”/“No, sir. But we do have other amen-ities” was posted on Twitter by ¡Dineros! (dm29) ♿🚷 on August 13, 2020. “Christian hotels be like—Amen-ities” was posted on Twitter by Exalt on March 9, 2023.
 
   
Wiktionary: amenity
Etymology
From French aménité, from Latin amoenitās (“pleasantness, delightfulness”), from amoenus (“pleasant, delightful”), of unknown origin.
Noun
amenity
(countable and uncountable, plural amenities)
1. Pleasantness.
2. A thing or circumstance that is welcome and makes life a little easier or more pleasant.
All the little amenities the hotel provided made our stay very enjoyable.
3. Convenience.
4. (cartography) A unit pertaining to the infrastructure of a community, such as a public toilet, a postbox, a library, etc.
         
Twitter
R/GA
@RGA
Amen-ities! Tech services that should be standard at every hotel: http://read.bi/eNvpxA
2:55 PM · Dec 31, 2010
     
Twitter
Carey Tufts
@felty
I’m not even a baptist, I just attend this church for the amen-ities. #zomg #nailedit #comedicgold
10:35 AM · Apr 30, 2011
   
Twitter
Margaret Gill
@margaretgill
Now I’m going to hit the massage chair in the guest lounge - someone’s gotta avail themselves of the amen-ities
11:00 PM · Sep 4, 2012
   
Twitter
fuck you Elon Musk
@loveyourlife311
Religious beliefs aside, most people will “shop” for a new church based on amen-ities.
9:18 AM · Jul 2, 2013
 
Twitter
Holly Brockwell
@holly
The facilities in a church should be called amen-ities
6:20 AM · Apr 1, 2014
   
Twitter
I Schmidt, You Not
@BestBitMachine
No, but I once stayed at a church for the amen-ities.
And also because I didn’t have anywhere else to turn.
8:42 PM · Jul 4, 2016 from Milwaukee, WI
   
Twitter
¡Dineros! (dm29) ♿🚷
@judacris
What does every good church need?
A great hall-elujah and amen-ities.
I’ll see myself out.
9:50 PM · Jul 16, 2016
 
Twitter
D.
@ZunRa
or a Holy Water Font…you know..for the Amen-ities.😁😈😂✌️#UnlikelyHotelAmenities
8:05 AM · Apr 24, 2018
   
Twitter
Peter Whiting💉💉💉
@peter_whiting
No, no , no: it’s “amen-ities” as in offering praise you’ve found somewhere to relieve yourself. Often preceded by a silent “God, where’s the bloody toilets?”
4:14 AM · Apr 3, 2019
 
Twitter
¡Dineros! (dm29) ♿🚷
@judacris
“Does this hotel have prayer rooms?”
“No, sir. But we do have other amen-ities.”
10:22 PM · Aug 13, 2020
     
Twitter
Dr.Scotty
@Thunmont
Megachurches have the nicest
amen-ities
12:57 PM · Apr 16, 2021
 
Twitter
Exalt
@phoexalt47
Christian hotels be like
Amen-ities
11:42 PM · Mar 9, 2023

Posted by Barry Popik
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