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 October 29, 2017
“Why did the zebra cross the road?"/"Because it was a zebra crossing.”

“Why did the chicken cross the road?"/"To get to the other side” is a classic riddle from the 19th century. A zebra version is:

Q: Why did the zebra cross the road?
A: Because it was a zebra crossing.


A “zebra” crossing is the name of a striped pedestrian crossing. “ Why did the zebra cross the road? Because there’s a zebra cross and it’s stripy” was printed in a 2003 book.


Wikipedia; Zebra crossing
A zebra crossing is a type of pedestrian crossing used in many places around the world. Its distinguishing feature is alternating dark and light stripes on the road surface, resembling the coat of a zebra. A zebra crossing typically gives priority to rights of way to pedestrians.

Google Books
Promoting Independent Learning In The Primary Classroom
By Jill Williams
Philadelphia, PA: Open University Press
2003
Pg. 29:
Carrie: Why did the zebra cross the road? Because there’s a zebra cross and it’s stripy.

Twitter
Alexandra Popovic‏
@VIPVirtualSols
Retweeting @butterflies_va: We get ‘why did the zebra cross the road’ (’cos it was a zebra crossing) and it’s old! - rofl!
3:37 AM - 22 Mar 2009

Twitter
Sola Adedoyin‏
@SolaA_
Q: Why did the Zebra cross the road?? A: cos he saw a Zebra Crossing :|
4:18 AM - 29 Jan 2011

Twitter
Mike‏
@MikeyMakesNoise
Why did the zebra cross the road? Cos it was a zebra crossing. .umm no..? Wth..to get to the other side of course.. #lameIknow
3:12 PM - 24 May 2011

Google Books
Epiphany!:
A Collection of True Tragic Turned Candid Love Stories

By Jasemin Sibo
Partridge Publishing Singapore
2014
Pg. ?:
“Why did the zebra cross the road? ‘Cause it was standing on a zebra crossing, get it?”

Twitter
The Zebra‏
@TheZebraCo
Why did the zebra cross the road?
Because it was a zebra crossing! 🥁😁
#NationalTellAJokeDay (via @quickjokes)
2:27 PM - 16 Aug 2017

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityStreets • Sunday, October 29, 2017 • Permalink