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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Entry from May 01, 2021
Big Apple Shine Parlor

Manhattan telephone directories are partially available through Ancestry.com (a pay service) and Archive.org.
 
“Big Apple Shine Parlor 2306 7Av AU dubn 3-8985” was entered in the 1942 Manhattan Telephone Directory. This was next to the Big Apple restaurant/nightclub at 2300 Seventh Avenue (now Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard).
 
Apparently, there was also a “Big Apple Shine Parlor” in Gastonia, North Carolina, in 1940.
 
There were several shine parlors along Seventh Avenue. The Hi-Hat Barber Shop and Shoe Shine Parlor, at 2276 Seventh Avenue (at 134th Street), advertised in the New York Amsterdam News on April 9, 1938. Smitty’s Shoe Shine Parlor, at 2244 Seventh Avenue, advertised in People’s Voice on May 27, 1944. Sidney’s Shoe Shine Parlor, at 2269 Seventh Avenue, advertised in the New York Age on February 11, 1950.
 
“Big Apple Grocry Store 305W144 AUdbn 3-9531” was entered in the 1945 Manhattan Telephone Directory, and also in the years 1946, 1948 and 1949. It is not known who owned the grocery store.
 
   
1942 Manhattan Telephone Directory
Pg. 107:
Big Apple Restrnt 2300 7Av AU dubn 3-9240
Big Apple Shine Parlor 2306 7Av AU dubn 3-8985
   
1943 Manhattan Telephone Directory
Pg. 108:
Big Apple Restrnt 2300 7Av AU dubn 3-9240
 
1944 Manhattan Telephone Directory
Pg. 111:
Big Apple Restrnt 2300 7Av AU dubn 3-9240
 
1945 Manhattan Telephone Directory
Pg. 113:
Big Apple Grocry Store 305W144 AUdbn 3-9531
Big Apple Restrnt 2300 7Av AU dubn 3-9240
 
1946 Manhattan Telephone Directory
Pg. 128:
Big Apple Grocry Store 305W144 AU dbn 3-9531
Big Apple Restrnt 2300 7Av AU dubn 3-9240
     
1948 Manhattan Telephone Directory
Pg. 143:
Big Apple Grocry Store 305W144 AUdbn 3-9531
 
1949 Manhattan Telephone Directory
Pg. 151:
Big Apple Bar&Grill Inc 2300 7Av AUdbn 3-9240
Big Apple Grocry Store 305W144 AUdbn 3-9531
     
1953 Manhattan Telephone Directory
Pg. 166:
Big Apple Bar&Grill Inc 2300 7Av AUdbn 3-9240
 
1957 Manhattan Telephone Directory
Pg. 169:
Big Apple Bar&Grill Inc 2300 7Av AUdbn 3-9240
 
1959 Manhattan Telephone Directory
Pg. 162:
Big A Cleanrs Inc 45LenoxAv MOnument 6-2500  
Big Apple Bar&Grill Inc 2300 7Av AUdbn 3-9240
 
1960 Manhattan Telephone Directory
Pg. 162:
Big A Cleanrs Inc 45LenoxAv MOnument 6-2500
Pg. 163
Big Apple Bar&Grill Inc 2300 7Av AUdbn 3-9240

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Saturday, May 01, 2021 • Permalink


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