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 13, 2019
“New York is way better than Old York”

New York (city and state) is often compared to the city of York in North Yorkshire, England—sometimes jocularly called “Old York.” A design with New York State and the words “Way better than Old York” has been printed on many images.

“New york is waaay better than old york!” was posted on Twitter by Wheezy Waiter on July 9, 2009. “New York is more famous than old York” was posted on Twitter by Vanessa on July 4, 2012. “New York is better than Old York. I haven’t even heard of Old York before” was posted on Twitter by Hans Kim on July 26, 2013. “Man, New York City is way better than Old York City” was posted on Twitter by Nick Boyer on August 15, 2017.

“When did New York become more popular than old York?” was posted on Reddit—Showerthoughts on February 5, 2018. “The city New York is more well known than the place it’s named after” was posted on Reddit—Showerthoughts on April 13, 2019.


Wikipedia: New York City
The City of New York, usually called either New York City (NYC) or simply New York (NY), is the most populous city in the United States. With an estimated 2017 population of 8,622,698 distributed over a land area of about 302.6 square miles (784 km2), New York is also the most densely populated major city in the United States. Located at the southern tip of the state of New York, the city is the center of the New York metropolitan area, the largest metropolitan area in the world by urban landmass and one of the world’s most populous megacities, with an estimated 20,320,876 people in its 2017 Metropolitan Statistical Area and 23,876,155 residents in its Combined Statistical Area.

Wikipedia: York
York is a historic walled city in North Yorkshire, England. At the confluence of the Rivers Ouse and Foss, it is the historic county town of the historic county of Yorkshire. York Minster and a variety of cultural and sporting activities make it a popular tourist destination.

Twitter
Wheezy Waiter
@wheezywaiter
New york is waaay better than old york!
12:16 AM - 9 Jul 2009

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Rick Springfield
@rickspringfield
New York, better than Old York.
12:51 PM - 6 Aug 2009

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Vanessa
@Vanessa3392
Replying to @neiltyson
@neiltyson New York is more famous than old York #evenoldnewyorkwasoncenewamsterdam
2:04 PM - 4 Jul 2012

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Hans Kim
@HansKimComedy
New York is better than Old York. I haven’t even heard of Old York before.
9:16 PM - 26 Jul 2013

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CBR Stunt Team
@CBRstunts
#NewYork is way better than Old York http://instagram.com/p/qe1dxKSczv/
2:29 PM - 15 Jul 2014

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Makya McBee
@makyamcbee
New York: Way better than old York. #NewStateMottos @midnight
2:34 AM - 10 Sep 2014

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Nick Boyer
@nickleboyer
Man, New York City is way better than Old York City
*deletes Twitter*
3:28 PM - 15 Aug 2017

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/bhart42 February 5, 2018
When did New York become more popular than old York?

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/xX_YeetusFeetus_Xx April 13, 2019
The city New York is more well known than the place it’s named after.

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reddit bot
@thejerrys_bot
The city New York is more well known than the place it’s named after.
11:20 AM - 13 Apr 2019

Posted by Barry Popik
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