A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from December 22, 2004
Manhattan Transfer
The "Manhattan Transfer" was the New Jersey stop where one had to change trains to continue on to Penn Station in New York City. The change is no longer required and the term is historical.

"Manhattan Transfer" was used as the title of several novels and the name of a musical group.

http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Manhattan%20Transfer
, In the 1920s, a Pennsylvania Railroad station between Newark and Jersey City, New Jersey, where passengers had to change trains on their way to New York.
. 1925 novel by John Dos Passos John Roderigo Dos Passos, born January 14, 1896 in Chicago, Illinois, United States - died September 28, 1970 in Baltimore, Maryland, was a novelist and artist.
. 1993 science fiction novel by John E. Stith
. pop group. See The Manhattan Transfer The Manhattan Transfer is an American vocal group that was established in New York City in 1972. It is famous for its mixing of jazz, big band, and popular music styles.

(NYPL CATNYP entry)
Author Cudahy, Brian J.
Title Rails under the mighty Hudson : the story of the Hudson Tubes, the Pennsy tunnels and Manhattan Transfer / by Brian J. Cudahy.
Imprint Brattleboro, Vt. : S. Greene Press, c1975.

(NYPL CATNYP entry)
Author Dos Passos, John, 1896-1970.
Title Manhattan transfer / by John Dos Passos.
Imprint New York ; London : Harper & Brothers, 1925.

(NYPL CATNYP entry)
Author Stith, John E.
Title Manhattan Transfer / John E. Stith.
Imprint New York : TOR, 1993.

(NYPL CATNYP entry)
Author Waller, Leslie, 1923-
Title Manhattan transfer / Leslie Waller.
Imprint London : Heinemann, 1994.

(NYPL CATNYP entry)
Author Manhattan Transfer (Musical group) Performer.
Title The best of the Manhattan Transfer [sound recording].
Imprint New York, N.Y. : Atlantic, p1981.

LOCATION CALL NO. STATUS
PerfArts-R&H *LZR 11714 [Disc] AVAILABLE
Location Perf Arts-R&H
Descript 1 sound disc : 33 1/3 rpm, stereo. ; 12 in.
Music # SD 19319 Atlantic
Performer Performed by Manhattan Transfer.
Contents Tuxedo junction / Feyne-Johnson-Dash-Hawkins (2:44) -- Boy from New York City / John Taylor-George Davis (3:40) -- a. Twilight zone / Bernard Hermann ; b. Twilight zone / Alan Paul-Jay Graydon (3:55) -- Body and soul / Heyman-Green-Sour-Eyton (4:25) -- Candy / David-Whitney-Kramer (3:26) -- Four brothers / Jimmy Giuffre-Jon Hendricks (3:47) -- Birdland / Zawinal-Hendricks (6:00) -- Gloria / Esther Navarro (2:57) -- Trickle trickle / Clarence Bassett (2:18) -- Operator / William Spivery (3:09) -- Java jive / Milton Drake-Ben Oakland (2:44) -- A nightingale sang in Berkeley Square / Eric Maschwitz-Manning Sherwin (3:46)
Subject Popular music -- United States.
Jazz vocals.

4 September 1910, New York Times, pg. XA3:
Devices Which the Pennsylvania Railroad Company has Adopted to Safeguard Those Who
Make Use of the New Terminal Station.
(...)
At the Manhattan transfer, located at Harrison, N. J., there are also four interlocking cabins, so that the entire terminal signal installation consists of twleve very large interlocking cabins with a total of 730 working levers, 410 signals controlling 350 turnouts and crossovers, and 108 double slips.

26 November 1910, New York Times, pg. 5:
OPEN PENNSYLVANIA
STATION TO-NIGHT

First Regular Train to Use the
Hudson River Tubes Starts
at 12:02 A. M. Sunday
(...)
Before boarding a train which carried them as far as the Manhattan transfer station near Harrison, N. J., the newspaper men were escorted through the Seventh Avenue Pennsylvania Station itself and to them were shown the elaborate automatic sign system by which the Pennsylvania's passengers' convenience will be enhanced.


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