Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.
• “All I want is less to do, more time to do it and more pay for not getting it done” (12/13)
• “If you’re not satisfied with your life, do something about it. Or complain on the internet” (12/13)
• “Better days are coming. They are called Saturday and Sunday” (12/13)
• “At work, when you don’t know what to do, just walk fast and look worried” (12/13)
• “Which animals make potholes?"/"Rodents.” (12/13)
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Above, Big Apple Corner at 54th Street and Broadway in Manhattan.
Above, John J. Fitz Gerald, from the Oct. 17, 1931, Turf Play, p. 7.
Listen to Robert Emmerich introduce The Big Apple, a hit song from 1937. Music written by Bob and performed by Tommy Dorsey's Clambake Seven with Bob on piano. Lyrics written by Buddy Bernier and sung by Edythe Wright. Audio provided by Dorothy Emmerich.
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