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 March 27, 2023
“Why won’t Facebook sponsor the Metropolitan Museum of Art?”/“Because it’s Met-averse.”

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City if often called “the Met.” The Metropolitan Opera at New York’s Lincoln Center is also called “the Met.” Are people who don’t like these institutions “Met-averse” (or “metaverse”)?
       
“Why won’t Facebook sponsor the Metropolitan Museum of Art? Because it’s Met-averse” was posted on Twitter by Stephen Fahey on October 29, 2021. “What do you call a New Yorker who hates the Metropolitan Museum of Art? metaverse” was posted on Twitter by Ted Herman on October 30, 2021. “Q: What is an aversion to the Metropolitan Museum of Art? A: This is also known as the #MetAverse” was posted on Twitter by Sean T. McBeth on January 19, 2022. “Why is facebook so interested in people who hate going to the Metropolitan Museum of Art? Seems silly to dump so much money into the Met-averse” was posted on Twitter by pressure77 on January 21, 2022.
   
“was thinking about going to a production at the metropolitan opera, but i am met averse” was posted on Twitter by Harlan Haskins on November 29, 2021. “I dislike the Metropolitan Opera. #metaverse” was posted on Twitter by Edo Steinberg on January 10, 2022.
     
   
Wikipedia: Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, colloquially “the Met”, is the largest art museum in the Americas. In 2022 it welcomed 3,208,832 visitors, ranking it eighth in the list of Most visited art museums in the world, and the second-most visited art museum in the United States[6]. Its permanent collection contains over two million works, divided among 17 curatorial departments. The main building at 1000 Fifth Avenue, along the Museum Mile on the eastern edge of Central Park on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, is by area one of the world’s largest art museums.
 
Wikipedia: Metropolitan Opera
The Metropolitan Opera (commonly known as the Met) is an American opera company based in New York City, currently resident at the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center, situated on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
     
Twitter
Stephen Fahey
@Sdfahey
Why won’t Facebook sponsor the Metropolitan Museum of Art?
Because it’s Met-averse
8:45 AM · Oct 29, 2021
 
Twitter
Ted Herman │
@tedherman
Replying to @mariana057
What do you call a New Yorker who hates the Metropolitan Museum of Art?
metaverse
7:21 PM · Oct 30, 2021
     
Twitter
Harlan Haskins
@harlanhaskins
was thinking about going to a production at the metropolitan opera, but i am met averse
3:14 PM · Nov 29, 2021
   
Twitter
Edo Steinberg
@EdoSteinberg
I dislike the Metropolitan Opera. #metaverse
2:46 AM · Jan 10, 2022
   
Twitter
Sean T. McBeth (@seanmcbeth@arvr.social)
@Sean_McBeth
Q: What is an aversion to the Metropolitan Museum of Art?
A: This is also known as the #MetAverse
10:04 AM · Jan 19, 2022
 
Twitter
pressure77
@pressure77
Why is facebook so interested in people who hate going to the Metropolitan Museum of Art? Seems silly to dump so much money into the Met-averse
1:31 PM · Jan 21, 2022
 
Twitter
Julia 🔆🇺🇦
@juliawritescode
Replying to @rlyeh and @killedbygoogle
Or maybe it’s supposed to be “Met-averse,” a community for people with an irrational hatred of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
3:44 AM · Mar 1, 2023·

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