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 November 15, 2004
“New York, New York (It’s a Helluva Town)” (1945)
"New York, New York (It's a Helluva Town)" (1945) (or "It's a Wonderful Town," for those who prefer these lyrics) was written by Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden, and Adolph Green for the popular New York musical On the Town.

The filmed version of On the Town (with Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly) is pretty good, too.

This song gives Kander and Ebb's "New York, New York" a good run for the money whenever people think of an official city song.

Copyright restrictions prevent reproducing the full lyrics here, but they do appear on other web sites.
Posted by Barry Popik
Music/Dance/Theatre/Film • (0) Comments • Monday, November 15, 2004 • Permalink