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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“What’s the best place to buy Cheerios and donuts?"/"Hole Foods.” (4/26)
“Warning! The consumption of alcohol might cause you to think you can sing” (4/26)
“Life is basically all the stuff you have to do to get from coffee to wine time” (4/25)
“Knowledge is power, but enthusiasm pulls the switch” (4/25)
“I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an education” (4/25)
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Historic Harlem Parks Film Festival

Honky Tonk (not from Tonk pianos)

Summer Play Festival (SPF)

Fresh Fruit Festival

HOT! NYC Celebration of Queer Culture

Midtown International Theatre Festival

“Way to Shop” (Macy’s)

New York City Tap Festival

Pinstripers (Yankees, from their pinstripe uniforms)

“The Actor’s Resource” (Back Stage)

“The World’s Greatest Newspaper” (SCREW)

Dine and Dash

Hell’s Half Acre (Sands Street; Chatham Square)

Bridge (card game)

“Makin’ Whoopee” (1928)

Grosstedes (Gristedes nickname)

Tuttorosso Pasta Eating Competition

Center of the Earth (Center of the World)

Food Hole (Whole Foods nickname)

Texas Pecan Pie

Superbas (Brooklyn baseball team)

Bridegrooms (Brooklyn baseball team)

Robins (Brooklyn baseball team)

“The Banking Alternative for the 21st Century” (NYC Check Express)

Screwdriver (vodka + orange juice cocktail)

Big Persimmon (summary)

Titans (professional lacrosse team nickname)

Spankees or Wankees (NY Yankees derogatory nicknames)

Conehead (SNL sketch and movie; Mets/Yankees pitcher David Cone; Con Ed workers)

Texas Toast

Slice (not piece) of pizza; Square pizza

Brooklyn National Anthem ("Spring is sprung…")

Con Dead (nickname for a Con Ed power failure)

Hash Browns

Needless Markup (Neiman Marcus nickname)

Porkopolis (Cincinnati and Chicago nickname)

Pico de gallo

Snowbird (northern tourist)

Cuban Sandwich; Medianoche Sandwich


Mutts (New York Mets derogatory nickname)

Big Burg

Lone Star State

Queens Topographical Poem

New York Run by the Swiss (summary)

Brooknam (Brooklyn + Vietnam)

BK (Brooklyn)

BX (Bronx)

Bucktown (Brownsville, Brooklyn or the borough of Brooklyn)

German Chocolate Cake