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 May 03, 2006
“Grand Dame of Madison Avenue” (Roosevelt Hotel)
The Roosevelt Hotel opened in 1924 and was named after Theodore (not Franklin) Roosevelt. It's been called "the Grand Dame of Madison Avenue." The Copley Plaza is similarly called "the Grand Dame of Boston."

http://www.theroosevelthotel.com/About/Location/index.cfm#top
A prominent landmark situated on Madison Avenue and 45th Street in midtown New York City, The Roosevelt Hotel was named in honor of President Theodore Roosevelt. The New York City hotel opened September 22, 1924 and just celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2004.

Its historic heritage is reflected in the meticulously restored interiors, designed to capture the original architecture and offer modern-day amenities. With 1,015 well-appointed New York City hotel accommodations, including 52 luxurious suites, The Roosevelt Hotel combines the classic styling of yesteryear with the modern conveniences of today.

Stay with The Roosevelt Hotel in New York City and experience why this famous hotel has been called the "Grand Dame of Madison Avenue" since 1924.

http://www.theroosevelthotel.com/About/Facts/
ADDRESS: The Roosevelt Hotel
Madison Avenue at 45th Street
New York, NY 10017

RESERVATION NUMBERS: (888) TEDDY-NY or (212) 661-9600
FAX: (212) 885-6162 Sales Fax
(212) 885-6161 Main Hotel

WEBSITE: http://www.theroosevelthotel.com

DESCRIPTION: One step through the doors and guests are transported to the grandeur of old New York. A Grand Dame of Madison Avenue since 1924, the fully renovated building spans over a full city block on Madison Avenue across from Grand Central Station. Guests are a short walk from Broadway, Rockefeller Center, and famous Fifth Avenue shopping.

Named after President Theodore Roosevelt, this midtown gem was built in the thriving Grand Central zone of the 1920s. The Roosevelt Hotel was linked with Grand Central Station by way of an underground passage that once connected the hotel to the train terminal.

Guy Lombardo performed "Auld Lang Syne" for the first time in the hotel's Roosevelt Grill, and Lawrence Welk began his impressive career here.

The Roosevelt Hotel has been seen in several major motion pictures, including "The Boiler Room," "Wall Street," "Quiz Show," "Presumed Innocent," "Malcolm X," "Monday Night Mayhem," "French Connection" and "Maid in Manhattan," starring Jennifer Lopez

OPENING DATE: Originally opened in 1924. The hotel closed in 1995 and reopened in 1997 after a $65-million extensive renovation.

GUEST ROOMS: A total of 1,015 recently renovated rooms (completed Feb. 2003), including 52 suites. Traditional appointments: mahogany wood furniture and light-colored bed coverings combine to give the rooms a cozy, residential feeling.

(Trademark)
Word Mark THE COPLEY PLAZA THE GRAND DAME OF BOSTON
Goods and Services (CANCELLED) IC 042. US 100. G & S: Advertising for the Applicant's Hotel Services. FIRST USE: 19780306. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19780306
Mark Drawing Code (1) TYPED DRAWING
Design Search Code
Serial Number 73325658
Filing Date August 28, 1981
Current Filing Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Published for Opposition July 6, 1982
Registration Number 1211025
Registration Date September 28, 1982
Owner (REGISTRANT) Hotels of Distinction, Inc. CORPORATION MASSACHUSETTS Copley Sq. Boston MASSACHUSETTS 02116
Attorney of Record Edward I. Masterman
Disclaimer No claim is made to exclusive use of "Boston" apart from the mark as shown.
Type of Mark SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator DEAD
Cancellation Date April 13, 1989


Posted by Barry Popik
Hotels • (0) Comments • Wednesday, May 03, 2006 • Permalink