Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.
• “Everyone has a right to be stupid. Some just abuse the privilege” (2/16)
• “Why does a slight tax increase cost you $200 and a substantial tax cut save you 30 cents?” (2/16)
• “Imitation crab meat is the hot dog of the sea” (2/16)
• “Don’t let your fears decide your future” (2/16)
• “Never let your fears decide your future” (2/16)
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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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