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 September 20, 2013
“Turn the key, be idle free” (anti-idling slogan)

“Turn the/your key, be idle free” is a slogan of anti-idling campaigns, encouraging drivers to turn off their engines when the vehicle is not moving. “Be idle free! Turn off the key!” was cited in print in February 2006.
16 February 2006, Beacon Journal (Akron, OH), “Region will get warnings on soot,” pg. B1:
The slogan of her Fine Particle Pollution Program is: “Be idle free! Turn off the key!”
26 November 2006, Daily Record (Morristown, NJ), “Push is on to protect little lungs at schools” by Laura Bruno and Navid Iqbal:
Last week, the school’s PTO dubbed it “Turn the Key—Be Idle Free” week and mothers walked the line of cars, handing out no idling stickers and encouraging parents to turn off their engines.
SLC Mayor’s Office
Joins other Wasatch Front leaders to remind us to “turn your key- be idle free” as we kick off Idle Reduction Awareness Week.
8:27 AM - 21 Sep 09
School Transportation News
Utah Parents Encouraged to Turn Off Cars While Waiting for Kids at School
Tuesday, 22 September 2009 08:47
SALT LAKE CITY — “Turn your key, be idle free” is the message this week as cities around Utah pay special attention to vehicles idling near schools.
Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbert joined Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker, Salt Lake County Mayor Peter M. Corroon, Provo City Mayor Lewis K. Billings and Ogden City Mayor Matthew Godfrey to launch Idle Free Awareness Week yesterday at a local elementary school to help educate local residents about saving gas, improving air quality and protecting good health by turning off car engines if idling time is more than 10 seconds, especially when picking up children at school.
Turn the Key, Be Idle Free at School
Published on May 14, 2013
Hamilton Co. Health‏
Our first Vine video reminds you to Turn the Key and be Idle free! A Msg from our friends at @SWOhioAir https://vine.co/v/h1UH6WBaixL
12:54 PM - 11 Sep 13

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityTransportation • Friday, September 20, 2013 • Permalink

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