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 April 22, 2005
Track Pizza
"Track pizza" is another name for a subway suicide, where someone throws himself or herself in front of a moving train. A bloody red mess results ("pizza").

Not sold by the slice.

http://www.suite101.com/article.cfm/london_underground/83484
London Underground - Facts & Figures about the London Underground - Part 2

Author: Annie Mole
Published on: October 27, 2001

Stations to avoid if you're feeling depressed

Victoria and King's Cross record the highest number of tube suicides each year. This isn't surprising as Victoria is the tube's busiest station with 85 million passengers each year and King's Cross has 70 million passengers each year. The peak hour for tube suicides is 11am. This is contrary to popular belief amongst commuters who always think "one unders" or "track pizza" (to use a delightful New York phrase) cause delays in the rush hour.

http://www.newyorker.com/fiction/content/?030421fi_fiction
WHAT YOU PAWN I WILL REDEEM
by SHERMAN ALEXIE
Issue of 2003-04-21 and 28
Posted 2003-04-14
(...)
I sat up and looked around. I was lying on the railroad tracks. Dockworkers stared at me. I should have been a railroad-track pizza, a double Indian pepperoni with extra cheese. Sick and scared, I leaned over and puked whiskey.

(Google Groups)
Bing bing bing (was Re: subway suicide)
... it may not be that strange that the Toronto subway system would use a code instead of announcing the fact that someone has become track pizza, although "next ...
alt.folklore.urban - Jul 10 1993, 3:06 pm by Daniel B Case - 38 messages - 30 authors

(Google Groups)
- the Bible says God is a Fag ...
... unit to service. You can also lack belief in the oncoming freight train, but it will turn you into track pizza. [>>[ So to ...
alt.religion.deism - Oct 19 1999, 4:10 am by stoney - 289 messages - 28 authors

7 April 2001, Daily Telegraph, pg. 3:
Tunnel Visions:
Journeys of an
Underground Philosopher
by Christopher Ross
178pp, Fourth Estate, #12
You will learn about the jumpers ("track pizza"), the cardiac victims with spat-out false teeth, the care-in-the-community wanderers of passageways.

(Google Groups)
Tunnel Visions on Radio 4
... why green grapes, are more deadly than banana skins, though not as lethal as suicidal "one-unders" (or "track pizza", to use a "lovely" piece of New York Slang ...
uk.transport.london - Aug 25 2001, 10:25 am by The Mole - 1 message - 1 author

(Google Groups)
50 "facts" about the London Underground (LONG)
... 37. People who commit suicide by throwing themselves under tube are called "one-unders". In New York they are known as "track pizza". Choose your preference. ...
uk.transport.london - Oct 17 2001, 5:12 pm by The Mole - 114 messages - 54 authors

(Google Groups)
NEWS: DrudgeReport: Disney roller coaster crashes during test
... platform, the operator released a button and the train entering the station came to an immediate halt, saving the idiot kid from getting turned into track pizza ...
alt.disney.disneyland - Apr 9 2004, 6:34 am by No One - 2 messages - 1 author

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