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. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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“Somewhere between a doughnut and a juice cleanse” (7/13)
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Entry in progress—BP46 (7/13)
Entry in progress—BP45 (7/13)
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Swing Street (52nd Street)



Tiffany Network (CBS)


Reuben Sandwich (and Rachel Sandwich, Celebrity Sandwiches)



Manhattan Silver/White (drugs)


Irish Riviera (Breezy Point)

Coney Island whitefish

“Live, from New York! It’s Saturday Night!” (Saturday Night Live)

“New York State of Mind” (1975)

“New York, New York” (1977)

“Autumn in New York” (1934)

“(I Like New York in June) How About You?” (1941)

“New York, New York (It’s a Helluva Town)” (1945)

“Give My Regards to Broadway” (1904)

“Sidewalks of New York (East Side, West Side)” (1894)

“Manhattan” (1925) (not “I’ll Take Manhattan”)

“Take the ‘A’ Train” (1941)

“PENNSYLVANIA 6-5000” (1940)

“New York’s Not My Home” (1972)

“Shattered” (1978) (Rolling Stones’ “Big Apple” lyric)

“42nd Street” (1933)

“Lullaby of Broadway” (1935)

“Spanish Harlem” (1960)

“The Bowery” (1892)

“Ev’ry Street’s a Boulevard in Old New York” (1953)

“New York Groove” (1978)

“The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy)” (1966)

“B.A., Buenos Aires, Big Apple” (Evita musical, 1978)

“Boy From New York City” (1965)

“Native New Yorker” (1977)

New York Font

“Streets of New York (In Old New York)” (1906)

Little Africa

Oyster Pan Roast

“Scrapple From the Apple” (1947)

The Bronx? No Thonx!


Bi-coastal (NY & LA)

Manhattan Project

Tudor City

Co-op City

CUNY (City University of New York)

Mayor’s Trophy

Beavers (CCNY teams)

Violets, Bobcats (NYU teams)

Blue and White, Cubs, Lions (Columbia teams)

Redmen, Red Storm (St. John’s teams)

Manhattan College (in the Bronx)

Jaspers (Manhattan College teams)

Rams (Fordham University teams)

Kingsmen, Bridges (Brooklyn College teams)

Knights (Queens College teams)

Seahawks (Wagner College teams)

Maccabees (Yeshiva University teams)

Setters (Pace University teams)

Big Apple Circus

Golden Gloves (boxing)

Big Brothers (Big Sisters)

PAL (Police Athletic League)

PSAL (Public Schools Athletic League)

Double Dutch

Millionaires’ Row (Fifth Avenue)



Boulevard of Death (Queens Boulevard)

Death Avenue; Slaughter on Tenth Avenue

Harlem Globetrotters

“Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do)” (1981)

“Fame” (1980)

Con Ed or Con Edison (Consolidated Edison)

Frog and Toe

Mecca of Telephone Men

Mason (Fruit) Jar

Cathedral of Commerce (Woolworth Building)

Hell’s Hundred Acres

Commercial Emporium

“Moon River” (1961); “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” (1995)

“Soup Nazi”

Parsons Table

“Don’t Rain On My Parade” (1964, 1968)

B’way (Broadway)

Manhattan Schist

WaHI (Washington Heights & Inwood)

MaHi (Marble Hill)