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 October 15, 2005
“I shop everywhere, but I buy on 14th Street”
"I shop everywhere, but I buy on 14th Street" is an old New York saying. There used to be many inexpensive stores on 14th Street (especially around Union Square), so New Yorkers could get the best deals there.

Now, New Yorkers shop on 14th Street to go to places such as the Virgin Megastore and Whole Foods.

Also that old New York saying "I shop everywhere...but I buy on 14th street" can not be more true.

"My wardrobe styling is like my sex life - I shop everywhere, but I buy on 14th Street," announced Harmonie Moore, 40, of Astoria, in a tulle-topped pillbox hat and Barbara Bush-worthy pearls.

Even if they were donated, that gives you a sense of TWG's access to wealth, prestige, and glamour, whereas we shop everywhere, but we buy on 14th Street. Not at Diesel, either. We're talking Odd Job Lot, Dee and Dee.

That you shop uptown, but you buy on 14th Street.

Posted by Barry Popik
Streets • (0) Comments • Saturday, October 15, 2005 • Permalink