Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.
• “A friend of wine is a friend of mine” (4/25)
• “The first thing on my bucket list is to fill the bucket with wine” (4/24)
• “I’m a wine enthusiast. The more wine I drink, the more enthusiastic I become” (4/24)
• “Homemade with love. In other words, I licked the spoon and kept using it” (4/24)
• “Uncork and unwind” (wine saying) (4/24)
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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.