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 November 15, 2004
“Autumn in New York” (1934)
"Autumn in New York" (1934) by Vernon Duke was written for the musical Thumbs Up. It is a wistful, nostalgic song.

The song has been recorded by Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, and Ella Fitzgerald. Try to listen to all three versions before deciding on a favorite.

Copyright restrictions prevent reproducing the full lyrics here, but they do appear on other web sites.
Posted by Barry Popik
Music/Dance/Theater • (0) Comments • Monday, November 15, 2004 • Permalink