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 July 20, 2008
Where thousands live the way millions wish they could (Needville slogan)

Needville is a city of only about 3,000 people, but it takes pride in its rural way of life. An annual harvest festival is held in October.

“Where thousands live the way millions wish they could” is a slogan (not yet trademarked) that’s on the Needville Chamber of Commerce website and that’s painted on signs in the city. Life could change quickly, however, if TxDOT improves highways from Needville to Houston.


Wikipedia: Needville, Texas
Needville is a city in Fort Bend County, Texas, United States. The population was 2,609 at the 2000 census. Needville is part of the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown Metropolitan Area. 

Needville Area Chamber of Commerce
Needville, where thousands live the way millions wish they could.

Half Empty
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
TxDOT Suddenly Has Money to Spend
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Needville, Texas, for those of you who have never been there, sports a sign at its city limits that proclaims the city as the place “where thousands live the way millions wish they could”.

If you like rural living, there’s no finer place to live than Needville.
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Turning Needville into a place where millions live where only thousands wish they could.

Houston (TX) Press
A Native American Family Fights Against Hair Length Rules
When five-year-old Adriel Arocha ran afoul of the Needville school district, getting cut off wasn’t an option for his parents

By Paul Knight
Published: July 10, 2008
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Needville promotes itself as the town “where thousands live the way millions wish they could.” The slogan is painted on signs around town and posted on the city’s Chamber of Commerce Web site.

The sprawl from Houston to Sugar Land to Richmond hasn’t touched the community. A couple feed supply stores and a family-owned hardware store remain downtown. Needville celebrates its annual Harvest Festival in October.

The population has grown some in recent years, but Rhodes believes it’s the town’s old-fashioned values that keep Needville appealing. 

Houston (TX) Press
Published on July 17, 2008
Nudist Needville
Odd: Interesting article by Paul Knight ["Cut Off,” July 10] about the social dos and don’ts in Needville. If Knight had Googled “Needville,” he would no doubt have uncovered the fact that this town is primarily known for having a thriving nudist colony. Perhaps this fits in with the town’s slogan: “Where thousands live the way millions wish they could.”
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Don Dykstra
Houston

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