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 May 05, 2021
“Big Apple Blues” (The Facts of Life episode, 1988)

The Facts of Life was an American television sitcom that ran on NBC from 1979 to 1989. The episode “Big Apple Blues” originally aired on March 19, 1988 and showed character Natalie Green (played by Mindy Cohn in New York City. The episode also featured actors Richard Grieco and David Spade.

After Natalie Green gets mugged, she declares in disgust, “Natalie Green in the Big Apple.”


Wikipedia: The Facts of Life (TV series)
The Facts of Life is an American television sitcom created by Dick Clair and Jenna McMahon and a spin-off of Diff’rent Strokes that originally aired on NBC from August 24, 1979, to May 7, 1988, making it one of the longest-running sitcoms of the 1980s. The series focuses on Edna Garrett (Charlotte Rae), as she becomes a housemother (and from the second season onward, a dietitian as well) at the fictional Eastland School, an all-girls boarding school in Peekskill, New York.

Wikipedia: List of The Facts of Life episodes
199 22 "Big Apple Blues" John Bowab Martha Williamson March 19, 1988 921
Natalie moves to an apartment in SoHo, where she meets some eccentric characters. David Spade and Richard Grieco guest star.

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The Facts of Life (1979–1988)
Big Apple Blues
TV-PG | 30min | Comedy, Family | Episode aired 19 March 1988

Natalie finds an apartment in the Soho district of New York, living with several eccentric characters.
Director: John Bowab
Writers: Howard Leeds (developed by), Ben Starr (developed by) | 4 more credits »
Stars: Cloris Leachman, Lisa Whelchel, Kim Fields | See full cast & crew »

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James Greene, Jr.
@HoneyIShrunkJG2
The “Facts of Life” spinoff where Natalie moved to NY was called “Big Apple Blues” and also featured Richard Grieco. #themoreyouknow
6:17 PM · Jul 6, 2011·Twitter Web Client

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WendiLynnMakeup
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TV Fact: The Facts of Life 1979–1988
During the last season, @DavidSpade was in an ep that w/suppose 2b turnd in2 a spin-off Big Apple Blues
10:35 AM · Aug 16, 2012·Twitter for iPhone

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Todd Bruss
@StarPlayrX
Replying to @honeyandbetts and @DavidSpade
David Spade was in the The Facts of Life: Episode “Big Apple Blues.” Spade was so close in becoming the Next Leonardo DiCaprio who got his start on Growing Pains.
10:10 PM · Apr 12, 2020·Twitter Web App

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