Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.
• “Guns only have two enemies; rust and politicians” (8/28)
• “How do you get an actor off your front porch?” (joke) (8/28)
• “Criminal Law: See bad people at their best; Family Law: See good people at their worst” (8/28)
• “A man’s health can be judged by which he takes two at a time: pills or stairs” (8/27)
• “There’s always room for dessert” (8/27)
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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.