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:
“Golf and sex are about the only things you can enjoy without being good at it” (11/23)
“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)
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Big Easy

City That Care Forgot

No Orleans

Strip Tease

New York is not America

“Arthur Murray Taught Me Dancing in a Hurry” (1942)

“The Hawk” or Hawkins (strong cold winter wind)

Little Apple (summary)

Mini-Apple (summary)

Big Orange (California and Orange County-NY nickname)

Big Plum

Mistake on the Lake

Best Location in the Nation

Forest City

Broadway Diner (on Lexington Avenue)

New York Brand Texas Toast (from Ohio)

“Salsa from New York City?” (Pace picante sauce commercials)

Lemonade (or, the New York Game)

Pay-to-Pray (Sunday parking meter regulations)

New York dressed (poultry)

Manhattan Distance

Potsy

Angry Lobster; Drunken Donuts

Microneighborhood

“Manny Hanny” (Manufacturers Hanover Trust)

NYCE (New York Cash Exchange)

“Big Mac” (Municipal Assistance Corporation)

The Alamo

Big Belly (trash compactor)

Beantown (summary)

Glass Zoo (United Nations Building)

Mungo/Mongo

“Man bites dog”

Lou Gehrig’s Disease; “Luckiest Man” speech

Doggie Bag

Hall of Fame for Great Americans

Sidewalk Superintendent

Bacardi Big Apple

Two New Yorks; Other New York; How the Other Half Lives

Little Church Around the Corner

Shea Town

NIT (National Invitation Tournament)

Living Landmarks

Biggest Little City in the World (summary)

Lush Worker

Slumlord

“Only in New York” (2002)

“N.Y.C.” (1977)

MTA; MetroCard

“Ghostbusters” (1984, 1989)

Scratch ‘n’ Match (Daily News promotional game)

Children’s Menu; Oscar’s Sauce (from the Waldorf)

Big Apple Martini (or Big Apple-tini)

Broken Windows; COMPSTAT; CAPSTAT

“Big Apple” song by Bob Emmerich

Home Run Apple

Charm City (summary)

Motor City (summary)

Mile High City (summary)

Broadway Flip Sundae

Hotlanta

New York of the South

Smoky City (summary)

Full Cleveland (clothing term)

Summary, or, “How to waste $40 million, violate the City Charter, disregard our Civic Fame, and prom

Theatre of the Absurd, 2005

Adding “public advocate” to the OED

Mark Green and Audrey Munson ("Civic Fame")

Betsy Gotbaum and the fictional “Big Apple whores”

Olympics (NYC 2012), the Big Apple, and the “Public Advocate” disgrace

Iron Pipeline (I-95)

Garden State (summary)

PATH (Port Authority Trans-Hudson); THE (Trans-Hudson Express tunnel)

“Let’s go to the videotape!”

“YESSSSS!”

311 (non-emergency call)

“There’s Only One New York” (NY1 News)

“The Projects” (public housing projects)

No Democratic or Republican way to clean the streets

Golden Apple (Dept. of Health award)