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. Now a Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from October 17, 2021
Actors Stewdio (nickname of Jim Downey’s Steak House, near the Actors Studio)


Wikipedia: Actors Studio
The Actors Studio is a membership organization for professional actors, theatre directors and playwrights at 432 West 44th Street between Ninth and Tenth Avenues in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City. It was founded on October 5, 1947, by Elia Kazan, Cheryl Crawford and Robert Lewis, who provided training for actors who were members. Lee Strasberg joined later and took the helm in 1951 until his death on February 17, 1982.

Newspapers.com
5 November 1957, Philadelphia (PA) Inquirer, “Best of Broadway” by Burt Broyar, pg. 15, col. 4:
Downey’s Bar & Grill on Eighth Avenue, the theatrical hangout unofficially known as the Actors’ Stewdio.

Newspapers.com
13 June 1959, The Tablet (Brooklyn, NY), pg. 16, col. 5 ad:
JIM DOWNEY’S STEAK HOUSE
44th STREET AND EIGHTH AVENUE
HEART OF THE THEATRE DISTRICT
MEMBER DINERS’ CLUB

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityRestaurants/Bars/Coffeehouses/Food Stores • Sunday, October 17, 2021 • Permalink