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 November 07, 2020
“Why did the piano player cross the road?”/“To get to the other stride.”

“Why did the chicken cross the road?”/“To get to the other side” is a classic riddle from the 19th century. A music version is:
     
Q: Why did the piano player cross the road?
A: To get to the other stride.

   
The joke was posted on Reddit—3amjokes on November 7, 2020.
   
         
Wikipedia: Stride (music)
Stride jazz piano, often abbreviated to stride, is a jazz piano style that arose from ragtime players. Prominent stride pianists include James P. Johnson, Willie “the Lion” Smith, Fats Waller, and Luckey Roberts.
 
Reddit—3amjokes
Posted by u/behold_the_man November 7, 2020
Why did the piano player cross the road?
To get to the other stride
 
Twitter
3AM
@3AM_Jokes
Why did the piano player cross the road?... To get to the other stride
8:50 AM · Nov 7, 2020·IFTTT

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