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
“If you don’t like my Brooklyn attitude, quit talking to me”

"If you don’t like my Brooklyn attitude, quit talking to me” is a jocular Brooklyn saying that has been printed on T-shirts. “A T-shirt that read, ‘If you don’t like my Brooklyn attitude, don’t talk to me!’” was printed in the New York (NY) Times in 1997. “His white T-shirt’s logo read, ‘If you don’t like my Brooklyn attitude quit talking to me’” was printed in a 2003 Florida newspaper.


New York (NY) Times
Deep in the Heart of Brooklyn, Cowboys and Kosher Food
By ANDY NEWMAN SEPT. 1, 1997
(...)
And despite Mr. Meissner’s ideal of a kinder, gentler Brooklyn, some vendors insisted on perpetuating local stereotypes. Joe and Myrna Dager were selling a T-shirt that read, ‘’If you don’t like my Brooklyn attitude, don’t talk to me!’’

7 December 2003, South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, FL), “Retiree Loves to Play Rqcquetball,” pg. 1:
He put plastic braces on his legs, his lower back and his left arm. His white T-shirt’s logo read, “If you don’t like my Brooklyn attitude quit talking to me.”

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PRETTYBANKS‏
@AshanteJ_Tay
”If you dont like my brooklyn attitude, stop fuckin talkin to me”
12:38 PM - 7 May 2012

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Chink blanco‏
@Chink_Blanco
If you don’t like my Brooklyn attitude quit talking to me !
5:00 PM - 9 May 2012

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Nodia‏
@_MangoCrazy
If you don’t like my Brooklyn attitude , quit talking to me
9:47 PM - 26 Jun 2012

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Will Donkersloot‏
@dillwonk
“If you don’t like my Brooklyn attitude, then quit talkin to me”
8:48 PM - 7 Mar 2013

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CourtTreeCollective‏
@CourtTree
“If you don’t like my Brooklyn attitude Quit talking to me!” from the “Common Grounds” project.… https://www.instagram.com/p/BKBRlAFh0Zo/
10:43 AM - 6 Sep 2016 from Brooklyn, NY

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