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 02, 2011
Banksta (Bankstaz or Bankstas)

"Banksta” is another spelling of “bankster” (banker + gangster). “Banksta” has been popularly used in print since about 2007.

Plurals of “banksta” have been “bankstas” and “bankstaz.”

Urban Dictionary
a cross between the words bankin’ and gangsta’, a name for a gangsta’ who is bankin’
Yo, check out Keelan, he’s a straight up banksta’.
by skyler bagby Nov 27, 2007

JD’s Blog
Mar 24, 2006
Yo wankstas, gankstas, prankstas, bankstas
That’s right you see I’m the best rapper there’ll eva be I’m MVP make all these otha rappers look silly.

Backwoods Hipster
Hang On For The Ride, Baby!
This entry was posted on Saturday, February 24th, 2007 at 4:29 pm
One significant sign that all is not well can be found at the Banksta Gangsta HQ, the Federal Reserve Bank (not federal and no reserves, by the way).

2008-10-05: Damn It Feels Good To Be a Banksta

Google Groups: chi.general
Newsgroups: chi.general
From: Brent P
Date: Tue, 07 Oct 2008 15:17:27 -0500
Local: Tues, Oct 7 2008 2:17 pm
Subject: Re: signs of American decline

> Brent P wrote:
>> Governments are fond of work camps for us ordinary people.... might be a
>> suitible way for the banksters to pay off their debts.
> it’s bankstas, dumbass

Both are in common usage, moron. (notice I’ve used both)

OCLC WorldCat record
Banksta capitalism
Author: Arun Gupta; Alternative Radio.
Publisher: Boulder, CO : Alternative Radio, 2009.
Series: Alternative radio. 
Edition/Format:  Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English

Gold Newswire
October 20, 2009 by goldguru
By Adam Brochert, GoldSeek
Why is the collective wisdom of millions of people and hundreds of societies less valuable than the decree of a few scheming bankstaz and their paid-for bureaucratic bozos?

Balloon Juice
Banksta, banksta
by Doug Hill
December 1, 2009 6:03 pm

Sherdog Mixed Martial Arts Forums
09-16-2010, 01:42 PM
It’s just funny when one side gets the blame; this goes all the way from the greedy construction companies at the bottom to all the way to the top of Wall Street Bankstaz packing and selling subprime debt like candy and everyone from mortgage brokers to corrupt politicians in between. 

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityBanking/Finance/Insurance • (0) Comments • Wednesday, March 02, 2011 • Permalink