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:
“If you don’t fight for what you want, don’t cry for what you lose” (10/7)
“A lawyer’s time and advice are his stock in trade” (10/7)
“The philosophy of the classroom in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next” (10/7)
“Sex is like bridge…” (bridge joke) (10/7)
“We need the eggs” (joke) (10/7)
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Fifty-First State

Atlantic Antic

Flatbush Frolic

Brooklyn Eats!

Next Wave Festival (BAM)

Forty-Ninth State

New York Salsa Festival; New York Salsa Congress

Queen of Soul Food (Sylvia’s)

City Bakery’s Hot Chocolate Festival

The Little Chapel That Could (St. Paul’s); The Little Church That Could (St. Nicholas)

Only the little people pay taxes (attributed to Leona Helmsley)

“Harlem of the West” (San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago)

The public be damned! (William H. Vanderbilt)

Bus Festival


Only city with a foreign policy (politicians visiting Israel and Puerto Rico)

Sock and Sausage Fests (criticism of street fairs)

African American Day Parade

Toaster (Columbia University Law School)

Stuff and Guff, or Gog and Magog (Herald Square figures)

Darth Vader Building (Family Court)

Cemetery Belt (Glendale)

Zebra (420 West 42nd Street)

Lights Out NY

Murder Avenue (Myrtle Avenue)

“The Bronx” (Batley, England)

Lavender Lake (Gowanus Canal)

Mexican Day Parade

Empowerment Zone

Empire Zone

Liberty Bonds

Ray’s Pizza (started by Ralph)

Swedish Broadway (Atlantic Avenue)

Chippendale Building (SONY building)

Latino Expo

New York International Latino Film Festival

Rendez-Vous With French Cinema

Bronx Toilet (Yankee Stadium)

Kremlin (110 Livingston Street)