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.

Recent entries:
“My family’s in the iron and steel business” (joke) (7/24)
“Why are there no knock-knock jokes about the U.S.?"/"Because freedom rings.” (7/24)
“Why is monastery food so greasy?"/"It’s cooked by friars.” (7/24)
“Why did the cookie go to the doctor?"/"Because he was feeling crummy!” (7/23)
“Why did the mushroom go to the party?"/"Because he was a fun-gi.” (7/23)
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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)