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 April 05, 2005
New York Screwdriver (driving in screws with a hammer)
Driving in wood screws with a hammer is called a "New York screwdriver." It's the brute force technique.

http://www.loganact.com/tips/shopsay.htm
New York Screwdriver -> driving wood screws with a hammer

tp://www.contractorcity.com/modules.php?name=Encyclopedia&op=content&tid=96
New York screwdriver
A very large hammer.

http://www.topfloorstore.com/doodads_h/doodads-gloss-con-slang-N.shtml
New York screwdriver
A very large hammer.

http://www.constr.com/jargon.htm
New York screwdriver: A bigger hammer. (Al Burns)

Posted by Barry Popik
Names/Phrases • (0) Comments • Tuesday, April 05, 2005 • Permalink