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 August 10, 2013
Stat Rat (inhabitant of Staten Island)

A “Stat Rat” is an inhabitant of Staten Island. The term “Stat Rat” has been infrequently used; depending on the context, it could be a term of endearment or an insult.

“Stat Rat” has been cited in print since at least May 20, 2004, when the term was entered in the Urban Dictionary.

Urban Dictionary
Stat Rat
A resident of Staten Island most commonly seen wearing velour sweatsuits and/or black north face jackets. Commonly seen wandering around the Staten Island Mall. It can be difficult to distinguish one Stat Rat from another, as they all have the same hair cut/style.
Go to the Staten Island Mall. I guarantee that you will see PLENTY of examples.
by meeshkaa May 20, 2004

Speedy’s Bloggy
Wednesday, October 26, 2005
Tales from the Stat Rat
Gotta run to a meeting, but there are more and will be more tales from Staten Island to come.

The Musings of a Red Headed Mastermind
Sunday, December 2, 2007
NY Hillbillies
In the end, I think I just comes down to the fact that I hate anyone born in Staten Island. They never leave and I’m pretty sure are inbred. Why the fuck this is a borough of New York City, which is supposed to be the greatest city in the world but is really only presenting itself to me as a bigger tease than that extremely amazing girl that licked her lips when asking me for a favor, then didn’t even give me a second look when I gave her a pen and was on one knee ready for her to accept my proposal. Fucking Stat Rats.
Posted by Brian P.  at 10:38 AM

Cripes Suzette
I was going to write about the ongoing combat between Jersey peeps and Staten Islanders, who I understand are known as “Stat Rats.” Now I don’t have to.

By birth and by virtue of having spent countless vacations Down the Shore, I side with the Garden Staters. However, knowing that the locals even refer to non-local Garden Staters as “Bennies,” I can’t muster vigorous support.
Posted by: Jim - PRS | July 18, 2008 at 09:10 PM

Yamaha R1 Forum
07-25-2010, 11:24 PM
Just for the record those fags are not from jersey there staten island N.Y. transplants ..... just want to make sure everyone knows New Jersey does not condone fist pumping guidos at the jersey shore :fact
I believe the term is Stat Rat. Also, my memory may be fuzzy but I did make my way down to Seaside a couple years and there were more than enough of those fist pumping guidos there.

Jay...or nah?‏
nickname of the night: stat rats= staten island residents according to this dude and gf.
4:31 PM - 28 Jan 12

G Werdna‏
What do Stat Rats from Staten Island who live for the summer down the Jersey Shore do now??? #MassSuicideWatch
10:09 AM - 30 Oct 12

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