Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.
• “Excuses don’t burn calories” (4/20)
• “Have you tried disabling cookies?"/"Well, I once bit the legs off a gingerbread man!” (4/20)
• “Cannibals take being a people person to one fucked-up level” (4/20)
• “Where do Norse Texans go when they die?"/"Y’allhalla.” (4/20)
• “Grilled cheese sandwiches aren’t even grilled. They are generally pan fried” (4/20)
More new entries...
Above, Big Apple Corner at 54th Street and Broadway in Manhattan.
Above, John J. Fitz Gerald, from the Oct. 17, 1931, Turf Play, p. 7.
Listen to Robert Emmerich introduce The Big Apple, a hit song from 1937. Music written by Bob and performed by Tommy Dorsey's Clambake Seven with Bob on piano. Lyrics written by Buddy Bernier and sung by Edythe Wright. Audio provided by Dorothy Emmerich.
This site is edited by Barry Popik.