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 May 02, 2006
“Positive, Open, Friendly” (Roger Smith Hotel)
The Roger Smith Hotel is located on a hotel row, at 501 Lexington Avenue. Its slogan is "Positive, Open, Friendly."

http://www.jimsdeli.com/lodging/42-51_e/rogsmith.htm
Roger Smith Hotel
501 Lexington Avenue | at 47th Street

Midtown East | Manhattan

Susie Says Can you have a bed and breakfast across from the Waldorf-Astoria? Roger Smith's 'creative strategist' James Knowles thinks you can. This is quite large for a B&B, so we'd rather call it a Euro-style boutique hotel. Knowles calls it "a thinking man's hotel that evolves as a work in progress." Hmmm. Call it what you will, this refurbished 1929 hotel, which uses the slogan "Positive, Open, Friendly," delivers eclectically-designed contemporary American accommodations amid the skyscraper-hustle of Midtown. Standard rooms are not huge, but comfortable; all suites are corner units, some suites -- those in the '11' line-have a small terrace. The hotel's location in the heart of Midtown would suggest that it caters to business traveler's; surprisingly, it is most popular with foreign tour groups, adding a bit more cosmo-flavor to cosmopolitan NYC
Posted by Barry Popik
Hotels • (0) Comments • Tuesday, May 02, 2006 • Permalink