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 18, 2004
“New York, New York—so nice, they named it twice”
"So nice, they named it twice" is given as the name of a play listed in the New York Times, December 28, 1975.

It's surprising that it doesn't show up much earlier -- we now have digitized text of many of Walter Winchell's columns. But it looks like the New York slang master didn't use it.
Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityNicknames/Slogans • Sunday, July 18, 2004 • Permalink