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 January 31, 2019
“More Than Awful (Metropolitan Transportation Authority or MTA nickname)

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) operates the subways and buses in New York City. The Daily News (New York, NY) front page headline on January 31, 2019, provided a nickname:

“MORE
THAN
AWFUL
Transit big apologizes for horrid service, but riders say take your ‘sorry’ and shove it


The MTA has also been nicknamed “More Trouble Ahead” (cited in print since at least 1995), “Money Thrown Away” (cited in print since at least 1996), “Might Take Awhile” (cited in print since at least 2007), “May Take Awhile” (cited in print since at least 2008), “Many Trains Absent” (entered in the Urban Dictionary in 2008), “Money Taking Agency” (cited in print since at least 2009) and “Motherfuckers Touching my Ass” (from lyrics to a 2012 song).


Wikipedia: Metropolitan Transportation Authority
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is a public benefit corporation responsible for public transportation in the U.S. state of New York, serving 12 counties in Downstate New York, along with two counties in southwestern Connecticut under contract to the Connecticut Department of Transportation, carrying over 11 million passengers on an average weekday systemwide, and over 800,000 vehicles on its seven toll bridges and two tunnels per weekday. MTA is the largest public transit authority in the United States.

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Nick™ Niedzwiadek
@NickNiedz
Today’s Tabloids, Thursday, Jan. 31th, 2019
@nypost @NYDailyNews @Newsday @eldiariony #Frontpages
(The front pages are shown and can be clicked.—ed.)
5:48 AM - 31 Jan 2019

Politico
NYCHA’s judgement day — Polar vortex causes havoc — JAMES investigating FaceTime flaw
By LAURA NAHMIAS, NICK NIEDZWIADEK and DANIEL LIPPMAN 01/31/2019 07:20 AM EST
(...)
Today’s tabloids: — New York Post: “IT’S COLDER THAN BLAS’ PRESIDENTIAL HOPES” — New York Daily News: “MORE THAN AWFUL”

Streetsblog NYC
Thursday’s Headlines: Think Warm Thoughts Edition
By Streetsblog
Jan 31, 2019
(New York Daily News cover article.—ed.)
MORE
THAN
AWFUL
Transit big apologizes for horrid service, but riders say take your ‘sorry’ and shove it

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityTransportation • Thursday, January 31, 2019 • Permalink