Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.
• “People couldn’t start a conversation if the weather didn’t change” (3/2)
• Entry forthcoming—B.P. (3/2)
• “You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else” (3/2)
• “She’s so ugly she’d make a freight train take a dirt road” (3/1)
• “Success is when your signature becomes an autograph” (3/1)
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Above, Big Apple Corner at 54th Street and Broadway in Manhattan.
Above, John J. Fitz Gerald, from the Oct. 17, 1931, Turf Play, p. 7.
Listen to Robert Emmerich introduce The Big Apple, a hit song from 1937. Music written by Bob and performed by Tommy Dorsey's Clambake Seven with Bob on piano. Lyrics written by Buddy Bernier and sung by Edythe Wright. Audio provided by Dorothy Emmerich.