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

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Entry from June 04, 2016
Cutchogue: “Sunniest Place in New York State” (slogan)

Entry in progress—B.P.
Wikipedia: Cutchogue, New York
Cutchogue is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in Suffolk County, New York, United States. The population was 3,349 at the 2010 census.
The name Cutchogue is derived from an Algonquin word meaning “principal place”.
The Suffolk Times (Suffolk County, NY)
New sign welcomes visitors to the sunny hamlet of Cutchogue
by Beth Young | 01/11/2012 10:30 AM
Cutchogue has long claimed to be the sunniest spot in New York State, but residents have extra reason to believe in their clear skies this month.
In late December, the North Fork Chamber of Commerce placed a new welcome sign, emblazoned with an image of the sun, at the entrance to the hamlet. The sign, designed by chamber vice president Eugene Gluck’s firm, Gluck Multimedia, echoes a similar sign on the North Road advertising Cutchogue as the sunniest place in the state.
The sign, and another planned for the eastern end of the hamlet of Southold, were made possible by a $2,500 grant through Suffolk County Legislator Ed Romaine’s office.
The Suffolk Times (Suffolk County, NY)
Is Cutchogue really the sunniest spot in New York?
by Krysten Massa | 06/03/2016 6:00 AM
Cutchogue has long been referred to as “the sunniest spot in New York.”
While the origin of the saying is relatively unknown, it has been used in everything from news articles to real estate listings. In fact, signs welcoming visitors to the hamlet even feature the slogan.
But is there any science behind the sun-drenched claim?
“As a representative of the National Weather Service, I can’t validate that,” said observational program leader Tim Morrin, who added that the organization doesn’t even keep statistics on sunlight.

Posted by Barry Popik
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