Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.
• “Pringles chips tubes need to be more like push pops. We have the technology!” (6/6)
• “Zucchini noodles are a fun replacement for pasta if you want to not enjoy your meal anymore” (6/6)
• “Zucchini noodles taste like settling for a husband who isn’t funny but has a good job” (6/6)
• “The Milky Way is a hard place to be if you’re galactose-intolerant” (6/5)
• “Since nobody reads the 5,000 page bills. let’s slip in ‘term limits‘“ (6/5)
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Above, Big Apple Corner at 54th Street and Broadway in Manhattan. Google Maps.
Above, John J. Fitz Gerald, from the Aug. 15, 1931, Binghamton (NY) Press, pg. 14.
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.
Also listen to a 1937 "The Big Apple" song by Ozzie Nelson and his Orchestra. See a 1929 photo of John J. Fitz Gerald and a 1931 photo of John J. Fitz Gerald.
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