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 January 10, 2010
New York Crimes (New York Times nickname)

New York Crimes is a nickname for the New York (NY) Times used by people who believe that the Times is so bad that it’s criminal. In 1989, a four-page New York Crimes was made to protest New York City’s AIDS services (with no comment on the New York Times newspaper itself).

The nickname Crimes (for Times) has been used frequently on the internet since at least 2000.

Other Times nicknames include “Gray Lady,” “Jew York Times,” “New Duranty Times,” “New York Slimes,” “New York Times-Democrat,” “New Yuck Times,” “Old York Times,” “Pravda on the Hudson” and “Toilet Paper of Record.”

Wikipedia: The New York TImes
The New York Times is an American daily newspaper founded in 1851 and published in New York City. The largest metropolitan newspaper in the United States, “The Gray Lady"—named for its staid appearance and style—is regarded as a national newspaper of record. The Times is owned by The New York Times Company, which publishes eighteen other newspapers, including the International Herald Tribune and The Boston Globe. The company’s chairman is Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr., whose family has controlled the paper since 1896.

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Date: 1996/06/30
Subject: kalaidji.592

Gran Fury’s mode of distribution targeted a potentially much wider audience: the readership of _The New York Times_.  In “New York Crimes,” Gran Fury produced a meticulous four-page simulacrum of the print layout and masthead design of the _Times_ which documented the Koch administration’s cuts to hospital facilities servicing AIDS, its failure to address the housing needs of New York’s homeless People with AIDS (PWAs), its cutbacks to city drug treatment programs by effectively shifting them to shrinking state budgets, and the latter’s withholding of condoms and medical support to the 25% of state prison inmates tested positive for HIV infection.  On the morning of ACT UP’s March 28, 1989 mass demonstration on City Hall, Gran Fury opened _New York Times_ vending boxes and wrapped the paper in their own “NY Crimes” jacket.

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From: “M”
Date: 2000/10/02
Subject: Re: CBS/NY Times Gore 45 Bush 41

And what with the probable margin or error, that CBS/NY Crimes poll is probably dead even too.

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From: (E Right)
Date: Fri, 08 Dec 2000 16:07:14 GMT
Local: Fri, Dec 8 2000 10:07 am
Subject: NY CRIMES for GORE: Salty ole Sauls

More ad hominem attacks from the “NEW YORK CRIMES” (sic)...

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From: (Winston Smith)
Date: Sun, 09 Mar 2003 11:34:15 -0600
Local: Sun, Mar 9 2003 11:34 am
Subject: Re: New York Times says NO to Bush’s war.

Blah blah blah, no one elected the NY Crimes for anything.

The Aurora
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Good Advice? from the NY CRimes
From the September 24, 2001 New York Times editorial ("Finances of Terror")

Little Green Fascists
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
“New York Crimes” Guilty of Doing Lots of Bad Stuff!
There was a protest of the New York Times on Monday because of their Benedict Arnold-like act of publishing photos of Donald Rumsfeld’s vacation home in Maryland.

Atlas Shrugs
Sunday, December 30, 2007
Kristol at the NY Crimes?
Holy terror Batman! Bill Kristol over at The NY Times.

Confessions of a Pilgrim
NY Crimes at it again
Posted by pilgrim on January 14, 2008
I wish I could say I was surprised at this story from the NYCrimes.  But, I’m not.  Any respecting bird would be insulted to find this rag in the bottom of the cage and even a rotting fish deserves better fishwrap than this.

Once again, the Crimes shows why it’s circulation continues to plummet.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityMedia/Newspapers/Magazines/Internet • Sunday, January 10, 2010 • Permalink