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 April 10, 2017
“I’m from New York. We don’t keep calm”

"I’m from New York. We don’t keep calm” and “I can’t keep calm. I’m from New York” are New York City versions of the British World War II “Keep Calm and Carry On” poster. The New York versions have been printed on many images.

“I can’t keep calm i’m from New York” was posted on Twitter on December 11, 2012. “I’m from New York we don’t keep calm” was posted on Twitter on December 16, 2012.


Wikipedia: Keep Calm and Carry On
Keep Calm and Carry On was a motivational poster produced by the British government in 1939 in preparation for the Second World War. The poster was intended to raise the morale of the British public, threatened with widely predicted mass air attacks on major cities. Although 2.45 million copies were printed, and although the Blitz did in fact take place, the poster was hardly ever publicly displayed and was little known until a copy was rediscovered in 2000 at Barter Books, a bookshop in Alnwick. It has since been re-issued by a number of private companies, and has been used as the decorative theme for a range of products.

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VII XXX MCMXC‏
@BankaChyenne
I cant keep calm im from New York !
11:51 AM - 11 Dec 2012

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SC:Cjuicyjayyyy‏
@ThinkkkPinkkk
I can’t keep calm i’m from New York.
5:50 PM - 11 Dec 2012

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Paolita‏
@PrincesitaSays
That’s right ! 👏 RT @michisworldd: I’m from New York we don’t keep calm lol
5:10 PM - 16 Dec 2012

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♚KING.‏
@Saluteogsammy_
I’m from New York & I don’t keep calm.
12:39 PM - 18 Dec 2012

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Anta Blessed 💎‏
@BrainstormAnta
I’m from New York bitch, we don’t keep calm.
3:43 PM - 19 Dec 2012

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Sara Testa‏
@saraaa_testa
I’m from New York idk how to keep calm. #sorrynotsorry
6:50 PM - 20 Sep 2016

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Alyssa‏
@Mona_Alyssa
“I can’t keep calm, I’m from New York”
12:50 PM - 16 Oct 2016 from Orlando, FL

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityNames/Phrases • Monday, April 10, 2017 • Permalink