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 June 20, 2006
The Nation’s Thyroid Gland (Christopher Morley)
Christopher Morley notably called New York City "the nation's thyroid gland." I haven't found the exact source in his many writings, though.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Morley
Christopher Morley (5 May 1890—28 March 1957) was an American journalist, novelist, and poet.

He was born in Haverford, Pennsylvania. Morley studied at Haverford College, where he obtained a BA in 1910. He was a Rhodes Scholar at New College, Oxford from 1910 to 1913. Morley got his start as a newspaper reporter and then columnist for various publications in Philadelphia and later New York City.

31 October 1957, Long Beach (CA) Press-Telegram, "Live in New York? A Lot of Folks Do!" by Hal Boyle, pg. A25:
Whatever you want to eat you can find here, whatever you want to see is here. Like a perpetual circus there is always something going on. As Christopher Morley said, this is "the nation's thyroid gland."

Posted by Barry Popik
Names/Phrases • (0) Comments • Tuesday, June 20, 2006 • Permalink