Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.
• “Why did the mathematician work from home?"/"Because he could only function in his domain.” (2/24)
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• “You have been assigned this mountain to show others that it can be moved” (2/24)
• “Never assume quiet is weak and loud is strong” (2/24)
• “Alcohol is bad for my legs."/ “Do they swell?"/ “No, they spread.” (2/23)
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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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