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 July 12, 2004
Depression Apple Sellers (1930s)
"The Big Apple" is well attested throughout the 1920s, before the stock market crash in 1929. This theory should not still exist.
Posted by Barry Popik
1970s-present: False Etymologies • (0) Comments • Monday, July 12, 2004 • Permalink