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 January 05, 2019
Good Gosh (G or GG subway line)

New York City’s “GG” train (now the “G” train) services Brooklyn and Queens. According to a post by Bill Newkirk on SubChat.com on May 18, 2007, the GG was nicknamed the “Good Gosh.” The “Good Gosh” nickname probably indicates that service was astonishingly bad.

Double letters for subway trains were eliminated in 1985, and the “Good Gosh” nickname is of historical interest today.

Wikipedia: G (New York City Subway service)
The G Brooklyn-Queens Crosstown is an 11.4-mile-long (18.3 km) rapid transit service in the B Division of the New York City Subway. Its route emblem, or “bullet”, is colored light green since it uses the IND Crosstown Line.

The G operates at all times between Court Square in Long Island City, Queens, and Church Avenue in Kensington, Brooklyn, making local stops along its entire route. The G is the only non-shuttle service in the system that does not serve Manhattan. Since the 2000s, several improvements have been made to the G, including a route extension in Brooklyn and a full-route audit that identified solutions for issues on the G service.

The G serves two stations in Queens: Court Square and 21st Street, which are both in Long Island City. Prior to 2010, it served all stations on the IND Queens Boulevard Line between Court Square and 71st Avenue in Forest Hills. In 1939 and 1940, the then-designated GG also used the now-demolished IND World’s Fair Line to access the 1939 New York World’s Fair. From 1976 to 2009, the GG, which later became the G, had its southern terminal at Smith–Ninth Streets.

Re: Nicknames Of The Subway Lines
Posted by Newkirk Images on Fri May 18 20:23:45 2007, in response to Nicknames Of The Subway Lines, posted by E Line Fan on Thu May 17 14:45:38 2007.
A couple of nicknames from the past of which I didn’t dream up:

(CC) Concourse Creeper / Concourse Crawler
(EE) Elmhurst Earthworm
(GG) Good Gosh
(RR) Rosh Hashanna Rocket

Bill “Newkirk”

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityTransportation • Saturday, January 05, 2019 • Permalink