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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Big Apple (Broadway, in columns by Walter Winchell and O. O. McIntyre, 1927-1928) (11/27)
“It’s almost time to switch from your everyday anxiety to your fancy Christmas anxiety” (11/27)
“It’s almost time to switch from my everyday anxiety to my fancy Christmas anxiety” (11/27)
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Entry from May 26, 2018
Glory Road (Eighth Avenue, between 42nd and 44th Streets)

Syndicated newspaper columnist Walter Winchell (1897-1972) wrote in a column in March 1949:

“Sights You Never See on the New York Map: ‘Glory Road’ (8th Avenue between 42nd and 44th) where a constant stream of roving evangelists hand out tracts warning passersby their sins will find them out,”

“Roving evangelists” still exist in the Times Square area, but no nickname is now used. The name “Glory Road” does not have any other known citations and is of historical interest today. 


23 March 1949, Newark (NJ) Star-Ledger, “On Broadway” by Walter Winchell, pg. 25, col. 2:
Sights You Never See on the New York Map: “Glory Road” (8th Avenue between 42nd and 44th) where a constant stream of roving evangelists hand out tracts warning passersby their sins will find them out,

June 1949, Hearst’s International Combined with Cosmopolitan (New York, NY), “Winchell’s New York,” pg. 112, col. 2:
Sights You Never See on the New York Map: “Glory Road” (8th Avenue between 42nd and 44th) where a constant stream of roving evangelists hand out tracts warning passersby their sins will find them out,

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityStreets • Saturday, May 26, 2018 • Permalink