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.

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Entry from March 20, 2015
Big Apple book by Gerald Cohen, Barry Popik (1991, 2011)

Gerald Cohen of the University of Missouri-Rolla (now named Missouri University of Science and Technology) published Origin of New York City’s Nickname “The Big Apple” in 1991. The book was revised in 2011 with Barry Popik as co-author.


OCLC WorldCat record
Origin of New York city’s nickname “The Big Apple”
Author: Gerald Leonard Cohen
Publisher: Frankfurt am Main ; New York : P. Lang, ©1991.
Series: Forum Anglicum, bd. 19.
Edition/Format: Print book : English
Database: WorldCat
Subjects
New York (N.Y.)—Name.
Big Apple (Nickname)
Names.

OCLC WorldCat record
Origin of New York city’s nickname “The Big Apple”
Author: Gerald Leonard Cohen; Barry A Popik
Publisher: Frankfurt am Main ; New York : Peter Lang, ©2011.
Edition/Format: Print book : English : 2nd, rev. and extended ed
Database: WorldCat
Summary:
In the 1930’s The Big Apple was picked up by black jazz musicians to designate NYC in general (and Harlem in particular) as the place where the greatest jazz in the world was being played. This book looks at the history of The Big Apple.
Subjects
New York (N.Y.)—Name.
Big Apple (Nickname)
Names.

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