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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Polish Tea Room (Cafe Edison at Hotel Edison)

“What New Yorkers Line Up For” (Soup Man)

“Worth Every Penny” (Jack’s 99-cent stores)

Five and Ten Cent Store (5 & 10, or Five and Dime)

“We’re Good For You” (Apple Bank)

“Glorifying the American Girl” (Ziegfeld Follies)

“What New Yorkers Watch” & “As New York As It Gets” (WNYW, Fox 5)

“The #1 Family Shoe Chain in NY/NJ” (Fabco Shoes)

“Instrument of the Immortals” (Steinway & Sons)

Tax Payer (Will B. Johnstone cartoon character)

“Calling All Men,” “Select, Don’t Settle,” “No Bunk. No Junk. No Imitations” (Barney’s)

“Shop Like a Chef” (Gourmet Garage)

“Feel Like a Kid Again!!” (Uncle Louie G’s)

Whaddya, Whaddya (Whaddaya, Whaddaya)

“All the News That’s Fit to Eat” (The Food Section)

“Where the Elite Meet to Eat” (Duffy’s Tavern)

“Horrifying Vegetarians Since 1980” (The Post House)

“An Experience at Every Table” (Benihana)

BelDel (Below Delancey, or “Belancey”)

Street Smart & Street-Wise

Big Apple of Wathena, Kansas (1928-1940)

Brooklyn Wooley

Cheese Danish

“You Don’t Have To Be Jewish” (Levy’s Jewish Rye)

Big Mango (summary)

Big Strawberry (summary)


“Truckin’” or “Truck on Down” (1935)

City for Sale

New York Apples (tennis team)

“New York’s Small-Town Paper” (New York Observer)

Brooklyn’s Eiffel Tower (Coney Island Parachute Jump)

Brooklyn’s Jewel or Brooklyn’s Backyard (Prospect Park)

Brooklyn’s Restaurant Row (Smith Street)

“The Signature of American Style” (Lord & Taylor)

Brownstone Front Cake

World’s Fair (1853, 1939-40, 1964-65)

Counterfeit Alley (Canal Street & Midtown Manhattan)

Purity or Virtue (1909)

Take A Walk, New York! (TAWNY)

“Adventures in Heroism” (Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum)

Team Titanic (2005-06 New York Knicks)

World Trade Center Cough

Zoo York

“Good Ale, Raw Onions and No Ladies” (McSorley’s Ale House)

Cliff Dweller

Broadway soda

New York’s Brightest (teachers)

“Janssen wants to see you!” (Janssen’s Hofbrau Haus)

Drugstore Cowboy