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:
“An onion will make you cry, but they never have invented a vegetable that will make you laugh” (11/23)
“Some debts are fun when you’re acquiring them, but none are fun when you’re retiring them” (11/23)
“Facebook is like jail” (joke) (11/22)
“If people are trying to bring you down, it only means that you are above them” (11/22)
Road Pirates (police nickname) (11/22)
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Desk Appearance Ticket

Black-and-White (cookie)

Perp Walk

Labor Day

Dead Man’s Curve

City of Churches (Brooklyn)

Borough of Homes

Boogie Down Bronx

Crooklyn

Shao-Lin (Staten Island)

WillyB, Billyburg, Billburg, B-burg (Williamsburg, Brooklyn)

Dead Line

Santa Claus & Sidewalk Santas

Little Odessa; Little Ukraine

Little Poland (Greenpoint, Brooklyn)

Orient Express, or International Line (7 train)

Hymietown; Jew York (Jew + New York)

New Jack City

Little Brazil

Murder, Inc.

Little India (East 6th Street in Manhattan)

Power Breakfast; Power Lunch

“On Line” (not “in line")

Bet a Big Apple

NoHo (North of Houston Street)

Chop Suey

Nuyorican

Flagel (Flat Bagel, or Flat)

“Don’t Even THINK of Parking Here,” “No Parking, No Standing, No Stopping, No Kidding”

Alternate side of the street parking

Eurotrash

Mush (sauerkraut & roll)

Bat Mitzvah

Obie Award

Tony Award

Off-Off Broadway

World Trade Center; Twin Towers

Never/Rarely (N/R subway lines)

Gypsy Cab

Gypsy Robe

Wilding ("Central Park Jogger” incident)

Garment Center

Oreo

Sayre’s Law: Mayors of NY come from nowhere and go nowhere

5th Avenue (candy bar)

Fashion Avenue; Fashion Capital of the World

Newsradio; “Give us 22 minutes, we’ll give you the world”

Diamond District (Diamond & Jewelry Way)

“Going to the city” (Manhattan)

Bag Lady