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.

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Booporium (boo + emporium) (9/22)
“Making fun of a fat person at the gym is like making fun of a homeless person at a job fair” (9/22)
“‘A fraction of the cost’ is misleading as hypothetically, something could be 3/2 of the cost” (9/22)
“Couldn’t believe dad stole from his road worker job. But when I got home, all the signs were there” (9/22)
“The high-jump event is basically reverse limbo” (9/22)
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Unique New York (tongue twister)

Trylon and Perisphere (1939); Unisphere (1964)

“Big Apple” in the 1940s-1950s

“Big Apple” in the 1930s (Two clubs, plus song and dance)

Father Knickerbocker

The Four Hundred

TriBeCa (Triangle Below Canal Street)

Nolita (North of Little Italy)

Potatoes O’Brien

Melting Pot; Mixing Bowl; Mosaic

“We can kick your city’s ass”

Loisaida

Block Party

Rush Hour

New York Cut Sirloin Steak

Nesselrode Pie

Big Apple Fest (2004)

Frozen Custard

“Not chopped liver” ("What am I? Chopped liver?")

Bagel; Bagel & Lox; Bagel “All the Way”; Everything Bagel

Yoots or Yutes (youths)

Greek Salad

New York Stud (stud poker)

Garrison Finish

Third Degree

Tabloid Headlines ("FORD TO CITY: DROP DEAD")

Cheesecake

Egg Roll, Won Ton (Cantonese Cuisine)

Moving Day (May 1st)

Chicken and Waffles

New York will be a nice town when it’s finished

“A nickel gets you on the subway, but garlic gets you a seat”

LES (Lower East Side)