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 Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from December 23, 2021
“I’m going to stay up on New Year’s Eve this year. Not to see the new year in…”

During the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, people were happy to see years such as 2020 and 2021 end. “I’m going to stay up on New Year’s Eve this year. Not to see the new year in, but to make sure this one leaves” is a jocular saying that has been printed on many images.

“I’m going to stay up on New Year’s Eve this year. Not to see the New Year in, but to make sure this one leaves” was posted on Facebook by Texas Dreaming on July 11, 2020.

“An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in; a pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves” is the original version of the saying.


Wikipedia: COVID-19 pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic, also known as the coronavirus pandemic, is an ongoing pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, China. The outbreak was declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern in January 2020 and a pandemic in March 2020.

Facebook
Texas Dreaming
July 21, 2020 at 1:11 PM ·
I’m going to stay up on New Year’s Eve this
year. Not to see the New Year in, but to
make sure this one leaves.

Twitter
Don R. James
@DR_J52
I’m going to stay up on New Year’s Eve this year. Not to see the New Year in, but to make sure this one leaves.
8:38 PM · Jul 21, 2020·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Anita
@neetsark
I’m going to stay up on New Year’s Eve this year. Not to see the New Year in, but to make sure this one leaves.
10:11 PM · Jul 21, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Papa Woof und Krampus und Bleaken
@woofknight
I’m going to stay up on New Year’s Eve this year. Not to see the New Year in, but to make sure this one leaves.
10:15 PM · Jul 21, 2020·Twitter Web App

Twitter
Paula O’Callaghan
@PaulaOCal
I’m staying up on New Years Eve this year.. Not to see the New Year in but to make sure this one leaves ..
4:48 PM · Aug 8, 2020 from Cork, Ireland·Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/Belmish October 23, 2020
I’m going to stay up on New Year’s Eve this year…
not to see the New Year in, but to ensure this one leaves.

Twitter
ethan
@ethan_tross
This year, I plan to stay up on New Year’s Eve. Not to see the New Year in but to make sure this one leaves.
1:52 AM · Dec 30, 2020·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Gwennie
@GwenWil02982676
I’M STAYING UP UNTIL MIDNIGHT TONIGHT....
NOT TO SEE THE NEW YEAR IN....
BUT TO MAKE SURE THAT THIS ONE
LEAVES.
4:33 AM · Dec 31, 2020·Twitter for iPad

Twitter
Diane
@Resister4u
I’m staying up for new years this year. Not to see the new year in but, to make sure this one leaves....
2:29 PM · Dec 17, 2021·Twitter for Android

Facebook
im not right in the head.com added a new photo to the album: NOT RIGHT HOLIDAYS.
December 23, 2021 at 7:42 PM ·
I’m staying up on New
Year’s eve this year.
Not to see the new
year in but to make
sure this one
leaves

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityTime/Weather • Thursday, December 23, 2021 • Permalink