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 June 22, 2005
Big Apple Grapple (arm wrestling)
The "Big Apple Grapple" is the big event in the arm wrestling world. The first such event was in the late 1970s; it used to take place in the World Trade Center.

http://www.armwrestling.com/appgrap04.html
NEW YORK ARM WRESTLING ASSOCIATION
OFFICIAL RESULTS MARCH 20, 2004
NYC BIG APPLE GRAPPLE XXVII
USA - INTERNATIONAL PRO ARM WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS
HOSTED, HELD AND SPONSORED BY: THE INTREPID SEA-AIR-SPACE MUSEUM

29 March 2001, New York Daily News, "Today in New York" by Sharon King, pg. 63:
ELBOW GREASE
Watch as leading arm wrestlers compete in "Big Apple Grapple II." 1 p.m., $6.75-$13.50. Top of the World Trade Center Observatories, 2 World Trade Center, 17th floor, via 1,9,N,R to Cortlandt St.; (718) 544-4592.

20 March 2005, New York Daily News, "They're Armed and Ready to Grapple" by Melissa Grace, pg. 24:
DOZENS of the world's best arm wrestlers went mano a mano yesterday in the Big Apple Grapple.

Hands-down, the big winner was burly Mamuka Pajishvilli, a 27- year-old native of the republic of Georgia.

"I'm stronger," growled Pajishvilli, who took home this year's "King of Arms" title.

The 28th annual contest, sponsored by the New York Arm Wrestling Association, drew more than 70 competitors to the Intrepid Sea-Air- Space Museum.

"This event draws the best pro talent in the world," association President Gene Camp said of the round robin competition. "This is the marathon of arm-wrestling."

Posted by Barry Popik
Sports/Games • (1) Comments • Wednesday, June 22, 2005 • Permalink