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 July 23, 2006
Big Persimmon (summary)

Tokyo is very seldom called “the Big Persimmon,” but some have used the term. There is a blog called “The Big Persimmon” (http://little-wings.com/wordpress/).


http://www.persimmon-mag.com/winter2003/feature2.htm
ON-SITE: A MONTH IN TOKYO
by Lawrence Rogers
May 24, 2001

I’m startled on the train in from the airport by a sudden and violent blast of air that hits the train’s windows as another train passes by in the opposite direction on the next track. You forget these everyday things when you’ve been away. The shock generates a haiku moment.

Forgotten noises:
An air blast rattles windows
in the Big Persimmon

Posted by Barry Popik
Nicknames of Other PlacesBig Persimmon (Tokyo, Japan nickname) • (0) Comments • Sunday, July 23, 2006 • Permalink