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.

Recent entries:
“Somewhere between a donut and a juice cleanse” (7/13)
“Somewhere between a doughnut and a juice cleanse” (7/13)
Entry in progress—BP47 (7/13)
Entry in progress—BP46 (7/13)
Entry in progress—BP45 (7/13)
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“Where Travel Begins” (Liberty Travel)

SHOT 97 (HOT 97)

“The Greatest City in Las Vegas” (New York, New York Hotel & Casino)

“New York City’s Most Convenient Hotel” (Pan American Hotel)

“Home of Warm Beer, Lousy Food, and an Ugly Owner” (Waterfront Ale House)

“Positive, Open, Friendly” (Roger Smith Hotel)

“Over Night Or Over Time” (Alex Hotel)

“Elegance Without Attitude” (Michelangelo Hotel)

“Real Wood Furniture at Incredible Prices” (Gothic Cabinet Craft)

“You have a friend at Chase Manhattan” (Chase Manhattan)

“A man in a hat got a tan” (Manhattan)

Madhattan (mad + Manhattan)

“New York’s Spanish Steps” (TKTS. booth)

“A room and bath for two and one-half” (Commodore Hotel, now Grand Hyatt)

“Grand Dame of Madison Avenue” (Roosevelt Hotel)

Fleet Week

New York City Tattoo Convention

Siren Music Festival (Village Voice)

City of Cities

“Hotel as Theater” (Royalton Hotel)

“Changing Lives Since 1812” (New York City Mission Society)

“Puttin’ on the Ritz” (1929)

Street Arab

Easy Street

“Where America Greets the World” (JFK Airport)

New York Heartbeat

Fat City

BLT (BMT) Sandwich (bacon, lettuce and tomato)

Cinderella City

Big Apricot (summary)

Big Olive (Thebes, Greece nickname)

SOHO candy bar (from Turkey)

“Live a Little Better” (LeFrak City)

“New York’s Most Fabulous Self-Service Restaurant” (Belmore)

United We Stand (9-11 slogan)

“Service with a smile”

“Eat Objectively. Live Rich” (Fountainhead Cafe)

“Where Chili-Pepper Lights Meets Christmas-Tree Lights” (Panna II Indian Restaurant)

“There is only one and this is it” (Carnegie Deli)

Mafrika Festival (Music of Africa)

Brooklyn International Film Festival

Subway Shmutz (Schmutz) Survey

Manhattan Solstice (Manhattanhenge or Sensational Sunset)

Miss Brooklyn (proposed Brooklyn skyscraper)

ORIGINAL 9-11 SONG: “We Will Stand Together (United We Stand)”

Little Senegal

Little Cuba

Big Apple Field Hockey (BAHF)

YAI Central Park Challenge

Manhattan Rubber (bowling ball)

Manhattan Skyline (Tombstoning)

Manhattan Wiring (electronics)

Staten Island Sinker (spitball)

Grand Sample Station & Breadway & Snacks in the City (Trader Joe’s)

Benny (Bayonne, Elizabeth, Newark, New York acronym?)

Coffee Pot & Coffee Pot Canyon (Broadway)

Poor Man’s Harvard (CCNY nickname)

“It’s 10 p.m. Do you know where your children are?”

Peacock Network (NBC)

Eyewitness News

Talk Radio

Million Dollar Movie

Late Show & Late Late Show


Begathon (Beg-athon; “beg” + “telethon”)

“Traffic and weather together” (on the “1s” or “8s”)

G-Slope (Gowanus + Park Slope)

Coffee Regular

Hen Coop (the women’s page) & the first advice column

Little Kingston; Little Jamaica

“Be Good Or Be Gone” (McSorley’s Ale House & others)