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 Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from August 31, 2017
“Why are there so many public libraries, but no public gyms?”

"We, as a country, should have public gyms akin to having public libraries” is a thought that was posted on Twitter on December 11, 2012. “Public libraries… how about public gyms?” was posted on Twitter on July 14, 2013.

“Why are there so many public libraries but no public gyms?” was posted on Reddit—Shower Thoughts on September 1, 2017.


Twitter
Kevin Leahy‏
@thekevinleahy
We, as a country, should have public gyms akin to having public libraries.
11:29 PM - 11 Dec 2012

Twitter
Sumit Agarwal‏
@SumitAgarwalMD
Public libraries… how about public gyms?
10:55 PM - 14 Jul 2013

Twitter
Brad Magyar‏
@braddmagyar
We need to convert free public libraries into free public gyms. Libraries are obsolete, fitness is not. Who’s with me?
3:12 PM - 10 Sep 2013

Twitter
Gabriȝl‏
@gr0ovyg
There should be open public gyms similar to public libraries
10:41 PM - 1 Jul 2015

Twitter
Snoop Dadd‏
@manmapes
Why do we have public libraries but not public gyms @nerds?
10:58 PM - 24 Mar 2017

Reddit—Shower Thoughts
Why are there so many public libraries but no public gyms?
submitted September 1, 2017 by xcitor

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityExercise/Running/Health Clubs • Thursday, August 31, 2017 • Permalink