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 08, 2018
“How many donkeys are there in NYC?"/"Five burros.”

New York City had five boroughs. It’s sometimes joked that New York has five burros. A restaurant in Forest Hills, Queens, called “5 Burro Cafe” opened in 1990.

“The Five Burros: Manehattan, Hooflyn, The Broncs, Princesses, and Stallion Island” was posted on Twitter by trpeal on June 4, 2014. “Everybody talks about the Five Burros of New York City but I didn’t see a single donkey when I was there” was posted on Twitter by Horatio Quartzjixler on March 30, 2015.

A riddle was posted on Reddit—Dad Jokes on August 8, 2018:

Q: Do you know how many donkeys there are in NYC?
A: Five burros.



Twitter
Iggy Populist
@ModDelusion
The five burros still has the best nachos ever.
5:52 PM - 13 Dec 2008

Twitter
Nacho, Cheese Wizard
@kickitupanacho
Once again Fred Armisen is right, there are several Donkeys in New York City. I can think of at least five burros by name. #LNSM @sethmeyers
12:51 AM - 21 Mar 2014

Twitter
trpeal
@trpeal
The Five Burros: Manehattan, Hooflyn, The Broncs, Princesses, and Stallion Island.
9:22 PM - 4 Jun 2014

Twitter
Horatio Quartzjixler
@Quartzjixler
Everybody talks about the Five Burros of New York City but I didn’t see a single donkey when I was there.
6:58 AM - 30 Mar 2015

Twitter
Juliana
@transhistorical
I want to open a burrito place in New York named “The 5 Burros.”
10:39 PM - 24 Jun 2016 from Kingsbridge, Bronx

Reddit—Dad Jokes
Do you know how many donkeys there are in NYC? (self.dadjokes)
submitted August 8, 2018 by timmypandas
Five burros.

(Trademark)
Word Mark 5 BURRO CAFE
Goods and Services IC 042. US 100 101. G & S: Restaurant and bar services. FIRST USE: 19900905. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19900905
Standard Characters Claimed
Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Serial Number 87874232
Filing Date April 12, 2018
Current Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Owner (APPLICANT) Marla’s Food Corp. CORPORATION NEW YORK 72-05 Austin St. Forest Hills NEW YORK 11375
Attorney of Record Philip Y. Braginsky
Type of Mark SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

(Trademark)
Word Mark THE FIVE BURROS OF NEW YORK
Goods and Services IC 025. US 022 039. G & S: Graphic T-shirts; T-shirts. FIRST USE: 20160730. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20160730
Standard Characters Claimed
Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Serial Number 86812832
Filing Date November 7, 2015
Current Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1B
Published for Opposition April 12, 2016
Registration Number 5111062
Registration Date December 27, 2016
Owner (REGISTRANT) David Ramos INDIVIDUAL UNITED STATES 60 Prospect Street Lodi NEW JERSEY 076442332
Attorney of Record Michael E. Zall
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityNames/Phrases • Wednesday, August 08, 2018 • Permalink