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 February 24, 2018
“Never ask a starfish for directions”

"Never ask a starfish for directions” is a one-line saying that has been printed on many images. The five-pointed starfish can take one in five different directions.

“When your lost-Never ask a starfish for directions” was posted on Twitter on October 18, 2012.


Wikipedia: Starfish
Starfish or sea stars are star-shaped echinoderms belonging to the class Asteroidea. Common usage frequently finds these names being also applied to ophiuroids, which are correctly referred to as brittle stars or “basket stars”. About 1,500 species of starfish occur on the seabed in all the world’s oceans, from the tropics to frigid polar waters. They are found from the intertidal zone down to abyssal depths, 6,000 m (20,000 ft) below the surface.

Starfish are marine invertebrates. They typically have a central disc and five arms, though some species have a larger number of arms.

Twitter
steve sharman‏
@splintcobbler
When your lost-
Never ask a starfish for directions
4:24 AM - 18 Oct 2012

Twitter
Simmonds Coaches‏
@simmonds_bus
Never ask a starfish for directions. That’s my advice.
4:38 AM - 18 Oct 2012

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HarryC‏
@HarryCrossley
Never ask a starfish for directions
5:01 AM - 18 Oct 2012

Twitter
matt slater‏
@matty_slate
Best thing on Facebook today? Never ask a starfish for directions! Cheers our rob. #epic
7:03 AM - 18 Oct 2012

4 April 2016, Los Angeles (CA) Times, “Bridge” by Frank Stewart, pg. E6, col. 3:
Cy the Cynic says you should never ask a starfish fir directions/

Twitter
Sam‏
@SamHarlett
Never ask a starfish for directions. Anonymous #quote
6:39 PM - 22 Feb 2018

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityStreets • Saturday, February 24, 2018 • Permalink