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 December 18, 2005
“Marching Bands of Manhattan” (2005)
"Marching Bands of Manhattan" is from the Plans (2005) by Death Cab For Cutie. The December 15, 2005 New York Post ranked it #5 in its "Best Songs to Download from 2005," stating: "This surreal song reaffirms the reasons we forfeit backyards and big kitchens and struggle daily to live in Manhattan.

http://www.absolutelyrics.com/lyrics/view/death_cab_for_cutie/marching_bands_of_manhattan/
Death Cab For Cutie
Marching Bands of Manhattan

If I could open my arms
And span the length of the isle of Manhattan,
I'd bring it to where you are
Making a lake of the East River and Hudson
If I could open my mouth
Wide enough for a marching band to march out
They would make your name sing
And bend through alleys and bounce off all the buildings. (...)
Posted by Barry Popik
Music/Dance/Theatre/Film • (0) Comments • Sunday, December 18, 2005 • Permalink