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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“Smoked salmon should be sliced so thin, you can read the New York Times through it” (5/27)
“Exercise? I thought you said extra fries” (5/27)
“This wine pairs well with turkey and difficult relatives” (5/27)
“No one in my entire life has believed in me more than the waiter who just gave me a single napkin” (5/27)
“Every loaf of bread is a tragic story of grains that could have become beer, but didn’t” (5/27)
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An ocean on one side and New Jersey on the other.

In New York they ask, how much is he worth?

Upper Ten (Thousand)

“Life Is Uncertain—Eat Dessert First!” (Buttercup Bake Shop)

Ghoul Pool (Obituaries)

Paint the Town (NYC & Company)

Drummer

Hanging for murder is played out in New York

“Where are the customers’ yachts?”

“Always Open” (nyc.gov)

Moses’ Law: Don’t eat in park concessions!

Barnes Dance

Idiotarod (with shopping carts!)

Goon

New York Guitar Festival

Money Train

The Bronx (Da Bronx)

Lamb (stock market gullible investor)

“An Intimate Place to Learn, in the Heart of a Great City” (York Prep)

Cantors’ Carnegie Hall (First Roumanian-American Congregation)

Skyscraper

Yappian Way

Sixth Borough (Yonkers, Scarsdale, Fort Lee, Jersey City, Hoboken, Nassau County, Rockland County)

Unbought and Unbossed

Amen Corner

Poetry in Motion

“Uptown, not uptight and decidedly New York” (Le Parker Meridien)

“If you’re not at the New Yorker, you’re not in New York” (New Yorker hotel)

“Welcome to New York. Now get out/Now go home” & “New York. It Ain’t Kansas”

“I seen my opportunities and I took ‘em” & “Honest graft” (George Washington Plunkitt)

“(I Love to Play Piano) Let Me Bang Your Box” (1950s)

Bedpan Alley (Hospital Row or Hospital Land)

“It’s not fitness. It’s life” (Equinox)

Boss

“Un cuadrangular en sabor (A home run of flavor)” (El Nuevo Caridad restaurant)