A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from July 09, 2018
“Word on the street is, this is a bus only lane”

"Word on the street” usually means the latest “buzz” or gossip. It does not literally mean the word (or words) written on a street, but there are jokes.

“@XianLoves: Hahaha ‘word on the street BUS LANE’ - Justin Uzomba” was posted on Twitter on March 23, 2009. “The word on the street.... is Bus Lane” was posted on Twitter by @LJRich Music/Tech on November 25, 2009. “The word on the street is usually ‘STOP’. Or sometimes ‘BUS LANE’” was posted on Twitter by Pundamentalism on October 6, 2017. “Word on the street is, this is a bus only lane” was posted on Reddit—3amjokes on July 8, 2018.

“A man spilled his Scrabble set on the road. I asked, ‘What’s the word on the street?‘“ is another “word on the street” joke.


Twitter
Chen Reed
@CitizenSwift
Dollhouse tonight, word on the street is ‘Bus Lane’.
5:40 AM - 23 Mar 2009

Twitter
Jerry Barnett
@jerrybarnett
RT @XianLoves: Hahaha “word on the street BUS LANE” - Justin Uzomba
11:17 AM - 29 Jul 2009

Twitter
@LJRich Music/Tech
@LJRICH
OH: “The word on the street.... is Bus Lane”
12:18 PM - 25 Nov 2009

Twitter
Tom Delargy #InternationalSocialism #PCPEU
@derekrootboy
What’s the word on the street? Kinda looks to me like… “Bus Lane”... BANG!... wheeee… ... SPLATT!... uh… *groan”... please kill me
8:37 PM - 29 May 2010

Twitter
CoIm
@GrogziIla
Word on the street is, “Stop”.
Also “Bus Lane” and “Bicycle Lane”.
6:56 PM - 4 Jan 2013

Twitter
TheStrandedPassenger
@ThStrnddPassngr
The word on the street is bus lane.  Although that’s two words.
7:25 AM - 29 Oct 2014

Twitter
Pundamentalism
@Pundamentalism
The word on the street is usually ‘STOP’. Or sometimes ‘BUS LANE’.
12:16 PM - 6 Oct 2017

Reddit—3amjokes
Word on the street is, this is a bus only lane self.3amjokes
Submitted July 8, 2018 by wockytocky
COMMENTS
IAmTheSorcerer
I don’t get it

JustAnotherLamppost
It says “this is a bus only lane” on the street - word on the street

Twitter
3AM
@3AM_Jokes
Word on the street is, this is a bus only lane… No text found
1:43 PM - 8 Jul 2018

Reddit—Oneliners
Word on the street is, this is a bus-only lane.
submitted July 9, 2018 by zzcrh_fanzz

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityStreets • Monday, July 09, 2018 • Permalink