A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from August 09, 2015
“God created Brooklyn” (joke)

"God created Brooklyn is a humorous story that has been cited in print since at least 2011.


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frank killea
2/20/11
And God Created Brooklyn…

God was missing for six days. Eventually, Michael, the archangel, found him resting on the seventh day.

He inquired, “Where have you been?”

God smiled deeply and proudly pointed downwards through the clouds, “Look, Michael. Look what I’ve made.”

Archangel Michael looked puzzled, and said, “What is it?”

“It’s a planet,” replied God, and I’ve put life on it … I’m going to call it Earth and it’s going to be a place to test Balance.”

“Balance?” inquired Michael, “I’m still confused.”

God explained, pointing to different parts of Earth. “For example, northern Europe will be a place of great opportunity and wealth, while southern Europe is going to be poor. Over here I’ve placed a continent of white people and over there is a continent of black people. Balance in all things.

God continued pointing to different countries. “This one will be extremely hot, while this one will be very cold and covered in ice.”

The Archangel, impressed by God’s work, then pointed to a land area and said, “What’s that one?”

“That’s Brooklyn, the most glorious place on earth. It is surrounded by rivers and an ocean, and has forests, hills, and plains. The people from Brooklyn are going to be handsome and beautiful, modest, generous, compassionate, intelligent and humorous, and they are going to travel the world. They will be extremely sociable, hardworking, high achieving, carriers of peace and producers of good things.”

Michael gasped in wonder and admiration, but then asked, “But what about balance, God? You said there would be balance...”

God smiled, “Yes.  Further south is Washington, DC.  Wait ‘till you see the idiots I put there.”

Daily Kos
SUN AUG 07, 2011 AT 10:20 PM PDT
And God Created Brooklyn
byRosalie907
With all the crap going on right now, I think we can all use a laugh.  This was sent to me by my cousin, a teacher, who now lives in NJ, hates Christie, and has never forgotten her Brooklyn roots.  I know it was forwarded several times before she sent it to me and others but I don’t know where it orginated from.  Just enjoy.

And God Created Brooklyn…

God was missing for six days. Eventually, Michael, the archangel, found him resting on the seventh day.

He inquired, “Where have you been?”

God smiled deeply and proudly pointed downwards through the clouds, “Look, Michael. Look what I’ve made.”

Archangel Michael looked puzzled, and said, “What is it?”

“It’s a planet,” replied God, and I’ve put life on it… I’m going to call it Earth and it’s going to be a place to test Balance.”

“Balance?” inquired Michael, “I’m still confused.”

God explained, pointing to different parts of Earth. “For example, northern Europe will be a place of great opportunity and wealth, while southern Europe is going to be poor. Over here I’ve placed a continent of white people and over there is a continent of black people. Balance in all things.

God continued pointing to different countries. “This one will be extremely hot, while this one will be very cold and covered in ice.”

The Archangel, impressed by God’s work, then pointed to a land area and said, “What’s that one?”

“That’s Brooklyn, the most glorious place on earth. It is surrounded by rivers and an ocean, and has forests, hills, and plains. The people from Brooklyn are going to be handsome and beautiful, modest, generous, compassionate, intelligent and humorous, and they are going to travel the world. They will be extremely sociable, hardworking, high achieving, carriers of peace and producers of good things.”

Michael gasped in wonder and admiration, but then asked, “But what about balance, God? You said there would be balance...”

God smiled, “Yes. Further south is Washington, DC. Wait ‘till you see the idiots I put there.”

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And God Created Brooklyn
SEPTEMBER 24, 2011 BY THEJOKESTER
And God Created Brooklyn…
God was missing for six days. Eventually, Michael, the archangel, found him resting on the seventh day.

He inquired, “Where have you been?” ...

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