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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Edifice Complex

“Hooverville” (1930)

Bicycle “Dooring”

Crossing Guard


“She’s a Latin From Manhattan” (1935)

SCRIE (pronounced “scree") and SCHE (pronounced “she"); DRIE

SRO (Standing Room Only; Single Room Occupancy)

Acropolis of America (Morningside Heights)

Wall Dog

Waldorf of Harlem (Hotel Theresa, now Theresa Towers)

Perfect Manhattan (cocktail)

Copperhead (Civil War nickname)

Gold Coast

Flatiron District (Flatiron Building)

Heeler (Tammany Hall politics)

Millrose Games & Wanamaker Mile

NYC Grand Prix (at Icahn Stadium)

River-to-River Festival

Harlem Week

Gay Pride Week (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender PRIDE March; Moment of Silence)

“Wait ‘til next year!” (Brooklyn Dodgers)

U. S. Open (tennis)


Puerto Rican Day Parade

Dominican Day Parade

Pulaski Day Parade

Steuben Day Parade

Salute to Israel

“Difference between NYC Council and rubber stamp is that a rubber stamp leaves an impression”

Landlord of Last Resort (New York City)

Black Car

XYZ Buildings

Blue Zone

Big Lychee (summary)

Magnet School

Taxi (the word “taxicab” and the “yellow” color)

Taste of Times Square

“Take to the Water” (NY Waterway)

Charter School

Battle of the Bands (Savoy Ballroom)


Why I am running

“Manhattan--The Heart of the Big Apple”

What the Manhattan borough president does

What the community boards do (and do they really represent the community?)

Land Use ("It is much easier to defeat something in New York City than to build something"--Donald T

Transportation (Second Avenue Subway; Lower Manhattan link to JFK)

Technology (Free wifi!)

Education (Charter Schools; Vouchers)

Dolphins (College of Staten Island teams)

Hawks (Hunter College teams)

West Indian Day Carnival; “Murder Day Parade”

Mermaid Parade

New York Is Book Country

Greek Independence Day Parade

Turkish Day Parade

Norwegian-American Day Parade

Lapskaus Boulevard (Eighth Avenue, Bay Ridge)

Westchester: Wedge Sandwich

“Like No Other Market” (Fairway)

Contextual Zoning

Term Limits (yes, it’s an issue again)


Chocolate Show

Lava Lamp (Hearst Building)



(Gate) Crasher

Wall Street Run (and Heart Walk)

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

2005: Statement from a co-worker of Charles Gillett

Lulu (or Looloo)

Central Park SummerStage

Restaurant Week ($19.92…$20.12)

Uptown Arts Stroll


Bus (slang term for ambulance)

Scullers’ Row

The Great Saunter (32-mile walk around Manhattan)

Skyscraper-Harlem Cycling Classic


Circle of Taste

No pork on my fork


Mostly Mozart

Big Apple Grapple (arm wrestling)

Taste of the Village

CHUD (Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers)

“Food Lover’s Market” (Balducci’s)

Shakespeare in the Park (New York Shakespeare Festival)

Reggae Carifest

Rucker basketball tournament ("each one teach one")

SoBro (South Bronx)

New York City Biathlon, Triathlon

Flip Tax

“Bubbles are for bathtubs” (housing bubble)

FIRE (Finance, Insurance, Real Estate) & ICE (Intellectual, Cultural, Educational)

Lindy Hop

Taste of Chinatown

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