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 April 06, 2005
San Jose, Costa Rica nickname
San Jose, Costa Rica is sometimes called "the Big Pineapple." I was there and never heard this, but it's in some tourist literature so it's gotta be true.

http://www.costaricauncovered.com/travelguides/sanjose-fun-guide.htm
Why do we call San Jose "the Big Pineapple?" Because, unbeknownst to most travel writers and map-makers, the city streets and avenues of Costa Rica's capital are laid out in the shape of a giant pineapple. Yes, another one of those little-known facts about Costa Rica that we ran across in the classic but out-of-print book, The Secret History of Costa Rica by Moe Wright IX.

http://www.deliciousorganics.com/recipes/pineapple.htm
San Jose, Costa Rica is called the "Big Pineapple" because the streets in the city are laid in the shape of a big pineapple!
Posted by Barry Popik
Big Pineapple (San Jose, Costa Rica; Australian icon) • (0) Comments • Wednesday, April 06, 2005 • Permalink