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 December 16, 2022
“Entre más peligroso es el barrio, más rico saben los tacos”

“The more dangerous the neighborhood, the better the tacos” is a saying that has been printed on many images. Authorship is uncertain; the saying was popular in California by May 2018.
 
“The more dangerous the neighborhood, the better the taco trucks” was posted on Twitter by Alpha Martin (from Menlo Park, CA) on December 20, 2017. “The more dangerous/ The neighborhood,/ The better the tacos” (shown on a T-shirt) was posted on Twitter by Cartel Ink (from Santa Fe Springs, CA) on May 18, 2018. “The more dangerous the neighborhood, the better the tacos” was printed in the Visalia (CA) Times-Delta on June 15, 2018.
 
The saying has been popular in Spanish. “Entre más peligroso es el barrio, más rico saben los tacos” was posted on Twitter by Aldo Velo🌬️ on February 3, 2021. “Ya lo dice Carolina Herrera: ‘entre más peligros el barrio, más rico saben los tacos’” was posted on Twitter by Diego Marin on June 19, 2022. (Carolina Herrera  is a Venezuelan-American fashion designer.)
   
       
Twitter
Luis Enrique Quiroz
@kikeqn
Mientras más cerca esté el puesto de la carretera, más rico saben los tacos.
Translated from Spanish by Google
The closer the stand is to the road, the tastier the tacos taste.
2:04 PM · Oct 11, 2013
 
Twitter
Alpha Martin
@SupahSaucy
The more dangerous the neighborhood, the better the taco trucks.
4:17 PM · Dec 20, 2017 from Menlo Park, CA
     
Twitter 
Karla🌝
@KarlaTGzz15
Acabo de llegar a la conclusión que entre mas culero el lugar más rico saben los tacos.
Translated from Spanish by Google
I just came to the conclusion that the more culero the place, the richer the tacos taste.
10:30 PM · Jan 30, 2018
 
Twitter
𝙸𝚜𝚜𝚊𝚊 ♡
@iiisssabellaa
Someone said “ the more dangerous the neighborhood the better the tacos .” 😂😂😂😂
8:22 PM · May 15, 2018
   
Twitter
Gino Rocco
@GinoJRocco
The more dangerous the neighborhood, the better the tacos. 🌮
10:08 PM · May 15, 2018
   
Twitter
𝚍 𝚊 𝚗 𝚊 𝚎 🪐
@nancydanae
The more dangerous the neighborhood, the better the tacos.
3:01 PM · May 16, 2018
   
Twitter
JJ
@dirtyyghettokid
“The more dangerous the neighborhood, the better the tacos.”
4:34 PM · May 16, 2018
             
Twitter
Drew
@Delta3_Actual
The more dangerous the neighborhood…. The better the tacos…..
~science
2:20 AM · May 18, 2018
     
Twitter
Justin Hamby
@Jhamby232
More dangerous the neighborhood is the better the tacos
3:49 PM · May 18, 2018
   
Twitter
Cartel Ink
@Cartelink
The more dangerous
The neighborhood,
The better the tacos…
#Tacos ##TacoLife #Facts
(The saying is also shown on a T-shirt.—ed.)
6:57 PM · May 18, 2018 from Santa Fe Springs, CA
     
Twitter 
Monyea
@JoshMorgan63
#BayAreaFact The more dangerous the neighborhood is, the better the taco trucks are.
7:41 PM · May 18, 2018
 
Twitter
ORPHAN JAY 🤘🏼💜💸
@OrphanJayMusic
I’m from the BAY AREA where the MORE DANGEROUS the neighborhood
THE BETTER THE TACOS!!!!! 🤘🏼
2:34 AM · May 19, 2018
 
Visalia (CA) Times-Delta
This Visalia food stand is bringing life, one taco at a time, to Visalia’s roughest areas
Sheyanne N Romero
Published 10:28 a.m. PT June 15, 2018
(...)
The two are now regulars of Tacos Lucha and say they are the best tacos around. Jimenez agrees with Gonzalez that the location is perfect.

“The more dangerous the neighborhood, the better the tacos,” (Jose—ed.) Jimenez said. 
     
Twitter
RoShawn Briscoe
@itsroshawnb
I just read a shirt that said “The more dangerous the neighborhood the better the tacos” I guess I need a lil more danger in my life lol
11:28 PM · Jun 20, 2018
 
Twitter
Oscar Morningstar
@Psychologeek06
Mientras más insalubre se vea el puesto, más rico saben los tacos.
Translated from Spanish by Google
The more unsanitary the stand looks, the tastier the tacos taste.
4:08 PM · Oct 9, 2018
   
Twitter
JENNI RIVERA
@lamorravulgar
Escuché a aún señor decir ” entre más tierra tenga la uña más rico saben los tacos”
Jajjajaja chale
Translated from Spanish by Google
I heard a gentleman say “the more dirt the nail has, the tastier the tacos taste”
Hahahaha chale
12:00 AM · Aug 30, 2019
   
Twitter
Aldo Velo🌬️
@aldovelam
Entre más peligroso es el barrio, más rico saben los tacos.
Translated from Spanish by Google
The more dangerous the neighborhood, the tastier the tacos taste.
6:14 PM · Feb 3, 2021
   
Twitter
Carlos M. Huerta
@carlos_mhuerta
Entre más peligroso es el barrio, más rico saben los tacos.
Translated from Spanish by
The more dangerous the neighborhood, the tastier the tacos taste.
3:48 PM · Feb 4, 2021
   
Twitter
platano
@OriginalPlatano
Entre más peligroso es el barrio, más rico saben los tacos.
Translated from Spanish by
The more dangerous the neighborhood, the tastier the tacos taste.
10:17 AM · Feb 5, 2021
 
Twitter
AMERICAYDE
@AMERICAYDE
The more dangerous the neighborhood, the better the tacos.
7:19 PM · Oct 9, 2021
   
Twitter
Diego Marin
@dgkrst
Replying to @ixmacrixpin
Cada sábado; tenemos dos proveedores de tacos buenisimos unos cordillera oriental casi esquina con av del valle y el otro en av. Cactus esquina calle palmas (contra esquina del oxxo)
Ya lo dice Carolina Herrera: “entre más peligros el barrio, más rico saben los tacos”
Translated from Spanish by Google
Every Saturday; We have two providers of excellent tacos, one of the Eastern Cordillera almost on the corner with Av del Valle and the other on Av. Cactus corner calle palmas (against the corner of oxxo)
Carolina Herrera already says it: “the more dangerous the neighborhood, the tastier the tacos taste”
12:32 AM · Jun 19, 2022
 
iFunny
El_chiflito
16 sep 2022
The more dangerous the neighborhood the better the tacos.
   
Reddit—AskReddit
Posted by u/Piguthew November 23, 2022
What piece of advice were you given which you’ve purposely applied and seen benefit from?
COMMENTS
lurkerinvegas
the more dangerous the neighborhood, the better the tacos
 
Twitter
Bob Kostic
@causticbob
THE MORE DANGEROUS THE NEIGHBORHOOD, THE BETTER THE TACOS
5:46 PM · Dec 16, 2022

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