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 October 07, 2014
“A Hong Kong second is a New York minute”

The saying “New York minute” expresses the fast pace of New York City. Hong Kong is a business center that also claims to have a fast pace. “A Hong Kong second is a New York minute” is a saying that was put on posters in 2012, stating that Hong Kong’s pace was faster than even that of New York.
Wikipedia: Hong Kong
Hong Kong (香港; “Fragrant harbour”), officially known as Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, is an autonomous region on the southern coast of China geographically enclosed by the Pearl River Delta and South China Sea. Hong Kong is known for its expansive skyline and deep natural harbour, and with a land mass of 1,104 km2 (426 sq mi) and a population of over seven million people, is one of the most densely populated areas in the world. Hong Kong’s population is 93.6% ethnic Chinese and 6.4% from other groups. Hong Kong’s Cantonese-speaking majority originate mainly from the neighbouring Guangdong province, from which many of them fled to escape wars and communist rule in mainland China from the 1930s to 1960s.
white—space (Hong Kong) 
May 16th, 2012
Let us know what you think of our first wall post — “A Hong Kong second is a New York minute.” We are also keen to hear what other messages you think we should share on the streets of our city.
Janice Lo
A Hong Kong second is a New York minute. [pic] — http://path.com/p/3HiAey
8:37 AM - 16 May 2012
Samantha Culp
“A Hong Kong second is a New York minute”: no joke… #arthk http://instagr.am/p/KwmuJml_P7/
2:24 AM - 18 May 2012
ad spotted in HK: “a hong kong second is a new york minute” http://bit.ly/KliJdD  doesn’t this mean NY moves faster?
10:38 AM - 18 May 2012
Illustrated Journal
by Avery Davis , Studying Digital Retailing and Merchandising at University of North Texas
on Jul 29, 2012
46. Hong Kong and Mainland China Cultural Experiences Hong KongLiving Areas Nightlife View from Victoria PeakTo me, Hong Kong is a beautiful city. I saw a sign that said:“A Hong Kong second is a New York minute”. This wasapparent right off the bat. The city literally never sleeps-shops and restaurants are open well into the midnight hourand people are always out and about because it is relativelyeasy to get around.
Google Books
The New Asia:
Business Strategies for the Economic Region That is Shaking Up the World

By David L. James and Rajeev Merchant
Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Pg. 52:
New Yorkers who do business in Hong Kong, accustomed to “the New York minute,” have come to know “the Hong Kong second.” Everything happens fast in Hong Kong.
The Wanderlister+ Asia shared Assemble Papers’s photo.
May 24, 2013 ·
A Hong Kong Second is a New York Minute. Happy Friday everyone!
Gulf News
How Hong Kong’s protesters have softened the city
The umbrella revolution has done something vital; it has shown people that the status quo is not the only way

By Charley Lanyon
Published: 20:00 October 3, 2014
Hong Kong has also slowed down. This is a time-is-money place (one motto: “a Hong Kong second is a New York minute”). But thanks to the widespread delays people are starting to catch their breaths, and take their time. For the most part, people are still going to work. They are just arriving in a better mood.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityTime/Weather • Tuesday, October 07, 2014 • Permalink

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