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 15, 2004
Greater New York
"Greater New York" was a term used much in the 1890s when the unification of the boroughs was being discussed. The unification occurred in 1898.

It was used after 1898. In 1903, an early nickname of the "Yankees" baseball team was the "Greater New Yorks."

Today, "Greater New York" usually means the metropolitan area of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

1887:
Seth's Brother's Wife: A Study of Life in Greater New York
by Harold Frederic

12 April 1891, New York Times, pg. 4:
GREATER NEW-YORK.

That was a very pointed letter which Mr. GEORGE WILLIAM CURTIS wrote to the promoters of the project for extending the area of New-York City.
Posted by Barry Popik
Nicknames/Slogans • (0) Comments • Wednesday, December 15, 2004 • Permalink