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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Entry from March 29, 2016
“A good building, you got a door man. A bad building, you just got a man in a door”

American actor, political commentator and stand-up comedian. D.L. Hughley said in his stand-up act on Comedy Central on November 28, 2003:

“In L.A., rich people live with rich people and poor people live with poor people. In New York, that’s from building to building. Like I asked my friend, I said, ‘Man, what’s a good building?’ He said, ‘A good building, you got a door man. A bad building, you just got a man in a door.”

Time Out New York included this in a 2012 article about the best New York City jokes.


Wikipedia: D. L. Hughley
Darryl Lynn “D. L.” Hughley (/ˈhjuːɡliː/; born March 6, 1963) is an American actor, political commentator and stand-up comedian. D.L. Hughley is best known as the original host of BET’s ComicView from 1992-1993, the eponymous character on the ABC/UPN sitcom The Hughleys and performed in The Original Kings of Comedy. Additionally, he has been the host of CNN’s D. L. Hughley Breaks the News, a correspondent for The Jay Leno Show on NBC, and a local radio personality and interviewer in New York City.

Comedy Central (video)
DL HUGHLEY - NEW YORK LIVING
MCFARLANE, ANT, MITCHELL, WARD SEASON 7, EP 702 11/28/2003
New York cab drivers never know where they’re going. (0:40)

Comedy Central (transcript)
AND NEW YORK IS DIFFERENT FROM
LOS ANGELES ‘CAUSE IN L.A.,
RICH PEOPLE LIVE WITH
RICH PEOPLE, AND POOR PEOPLE
LIVE WITH POOR PEOPLE.
IN NEW YORK, THAT’S FROM
BUILDING TO BUILDING.
LIKE, I ASKED MY FRIEND, MAN,
WHAT’S A GOOD BUILDING?
HE SAID A GOOD BUILDING YOU GOT
A DOORMAN; A BAD BUILDING
JUST GOT A MAN IN THE DOOR.YOU DON’T WANT TO MESS WITH THAT
GUY.
YOU DON’T WANT TO DO THAT.
[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

Twitter
Jeff Weisinger
‏@jgunslinger16
#onlyinnyc: “A good building you got a doorman.  In a bad building you just got a man in a door… And you don’t wanna mess with him.” Hahah
8:57 PM - 24 Jun 2010

Time Out New York
20 best jokes about New York City (video)
Watch some of the best jokes about the city that never sleeps—plus, tweet your own NYC-centric quips for a chance to win cool prizes!

By Tim Lowery
Posted: Saturday October 6 2012
(...)
D.L. Hughley
“In L.A., rich people live with rich people and poor people live with poor people. In New York, that’s from building to building. Like I asked my friend, I said, ‘Man, what’s a good building?’ He said, ‘A good building, you got a door man. A bad building, you just got a man in a door.’”

Twitter
Time Out New York
‏@TimeOutNewYork
“A good building, you got a door man. A bad building, you just got a man in a door."@RealDlHughley. 20 best NYC jokes: http://tmout.us/ejubv
4:32 PM - 9 Oct 2012

Vulture
February 19, 2016 11:07 a.m.
150+ Classic Jokes About New York and Los Angeles
By Matthew Love and Ramsey Ess
(...)
“In L.A., rich people live with rich people and poor people live with poor people. In New York, that’s from building to building. Like, I asked my friend, I said, ‘Man, what’s a good building?’ He said, ‘A good building, you got a doorman. A bad building, you just got a man in a door.’” —D.L. Hughley

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityBuildings/Housing/Parks • Tuesday, March 29, 2016 • Permalink