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. Now a Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from March 27, 2020
“I saw you from across the bar. Stay there” (social distancing pickup line)

The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic led many to “socially distance” themselves from others. A pickup line joke was posted on Twitter by Sentient Bunny Suit on March 19, 2020:

“I saw you from across the bar. Stay there. #SocialDistancingPickUpLines”


Wikipedia: 2019-20 coronavirus outbreak
The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic is an ongoing global pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The outbreak was first identified in Wuhan, Hubei, China, in December 2019, and was recognised as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 11 March 2020.

Twitter
Sentient Bunny Suit
@SentientSuit
I saw you from across the bar. Stay there. #SocialDistancingPickUpLines
12:42 PM · Mar 19, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
BORG_00
@BORG_00
Replying to @GenesisClubs
I saw you from across the bar , stay there !
4:05 PM · Mar 19, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Bustle
Social Distancing Pick-Up Lines Have Arrived & They’re The Comic Relief You Needed
By MIA MERCADO
March 19, 2020
(...)
3. Six-feet, Please.
Sentient Bunny Suit🐰
@SentientSuit
I saw you from across the bar. Stay there. #SocialDistancingPickUpLines
12:42 PM - Mar 19, 2020

BuzzFeed
17 Social Distancing Pickup Lines That Prove The Internet Is Extremely Creative
Guys on Hinge be like: “Looking for my quarantine queen.”

Posted on March 22, 2020, at 3:22 p.m.
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Sentient Bunny Suit🐰
@SentientSuit
I saw you from across the bar. Stay there. #SocialDistancingPickUpLines
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12:42 PM - Mar 19, 2020

BoredPanda
March 27, 2020
People Are Coming Up With Genius Quarantine Pickup Lines And Here Are 34 Of The Best
Giedrė Vaičiulaitytė
BoredPanda staff
(...)
#25
I saw you from across the bar. Stay there.

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/geminirich March 27, 2020
COVID-19 Pick-Up Lines
If COVID-19 doesn’t take you out… Can I?
Is that hand sanitizer in your pocket or are you just happy to be within 6 feet of me?
Since all the public libraries are closed, I’m checking you out instead.
You can’t spell virus without U and I.
Baby, do you need toilet paper because I’m your Prince Charmin.
I saw you from across the bar. Stay there.
Without you my life is empty as a supermarket shelf.
Hey Babe! Can I ship you a drink?
You can’t spell quarantine without “U-R-A-Q-T”.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityRestaurants/Bars/Coffeehouses/Food Stores • Friday, March 27, 2020 • Permalink