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.

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Entry from December 16, 2015
Naughty List

Entry in progress—B.P.

25 June 1905, Cleveland (OH) Plain Dealer, “Took a Bite of Explosive,” pt. 3, pg. 8, col. 5:
All would have gone well had not the wrapper been torn open in the mails. A postal official at the New York office immediately went up in the air, thinking he had discovered an attempt to send explosives through the mail—one of the naughty things in the government’s naughty list.

1 December 1906, Kalamazoo (MI) Gazette, pg. 6, col. 2:
“Naughty List” of Sports Now Includes Basketball.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Wednesday, December 16, 2015 • Permalink