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 December 21, 2004
“Good! Like Nedicks!” (Nedicks Restaurants)
Marty Glickman introduced some sports language, most notably "swis" in basketball. He was the mentor of broadcaster Marv Albert. "Good! Like Nedicks!" was one of Glickman's calls after a successful basket.

There is at least one Nedicks restaurant left, near Eighth Avenue and opposite Madison Square Garden. Nedicks is known for its hot dogs.

9 December 1984, New York Times, pg. S2:
Swish! Good like Nedicks!

These are phrases that are permanently etched in our memories. Marty was the master of basketball broadcasting.

4 January 2001, New York Times, pg. B8:
Marty Glickman, Announcer
And Blocked Olympian, 83
(...)
His trademark call of "Swish!" for a basketball shot that went in without touching the rim or backboard was as familiar to New York listeners as "Good! Like Nedicks!" The call referred to the name of the Knicks' sponsor, a chain of hot-dog stands.
Posted by Barry Popik
Restaurants/Bars/Bakeries/Food Stores • (0) Comments • Tuesday, December 21, 2004 • Permalink