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 September 17, 2020
Coronagate (coronavirus + -gate)

Wikipedia: 2019-20 coronavirus outbreak
The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic is an ongoing global pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The outbreak was first identified in Wuhan, Hubei, China, in December 2019, and was recognised as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 11 March 2020.
(Oxford English Dictionary)
-gate, comb. form
Originally and chiefly U.S.
A terminal element denoting an actual or alleged scandal (and usually an attempted cover-up), in some way comparable with the Watergate scandal of 1972. Appended to:
The name of the place where such a scandal (allegedly) occurred, or that of a place in some way associated with the scandal, as Dallasgate, Hollywoodgate, Irangate, Koreagate, etc.
1973   National Lampoon Aug. 27/2   There have been persistent rumors in Russia of a vast scandal… Implicated in ‘the Volgagate’ are a group of liberal officials.
1975   Mod. People 1 Oct. 1 (heading)  Shocking Dallasgate revealed.
1976   Guardian Weekly 5 Dec. 6/2   The continually expanding scandal over the Park regime’s influence peddling on Capitol Hill has already been called a ‘Koreagate’.
1978   Newsweek 23 Jan. 55/3   Rumors of a coverup spread, and journalists scurried to investigate what some were already calling Hollywoodgate.
Urban Dictionary
Contemporary conspiracy theories behind COVID-19 origin and sponsorship
Opinion: “Coronagate presents the ultimate leadership test.”
by humblepiece April 01, 2020
Covid Gate, The Political Virus Prof Michel Chossudovsky
Sep 7, 2020

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Military/Religion /Health • Thursday, September 17, 2020 • Permalink

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