[Ads-l] New York's Boldest

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Tue May 26 19:36:30 UTC 2015


Barry wrote about this in 2004, with examples of "Boldest" to 1996 and
"Strongest" (for the Sanitation Department) to 1981:

http://www.barrypopik.com/index.php/new_york_city/entry/finest_bravest_strongest_boldest

On Tue, May 26, 2015 at 01:06:12PM -0400, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
> The NYPD has long been known as "New York's Finest."  Not to be outdone,
> the Fire Department became "New York's Bravest."
> 
> I now see that an official sign in front of the city prison complex on
> Rikers Island reads:
> 
>          CITY OF NEW YORK
> CORRECTION DEPARTMENT
>             RIKERS ISLAND
> HOME OF NEW YORK'S BOLDEST
> 
> Presumably that means the officers.
> 
> JL
> -- 
> "If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."
> 
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