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 April 26, 2021
Big Apple Coaster (New York-New York Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, 1997-present)

The Big Apple Coaster was originally called the Manhattan Express (a trademarked name), and the roller coaster opened along with the grand opening of the New York-New York Las Vegas Hotel & Casino in January 1997. The roller coaster’s name was changed to The Roller Coaster a few years later, and then to the Big Apple Coaster in 2013. Experienced roller coaster critics gave it low marks for its rough ride, and several measures were taken to smooth out the ride and to make the restraints more comfortable. Passengers ride in a mock-up of a taxi.

Another “Big Apple” roller coaster is the Big Apple at Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach in Norfolk, England—one of several “Big Apple"/"Wacky Worm” roller coasters in the UK. Astroland at Coney Island, Brooklyn, had a Big Apple roller coaster from 1977 until the park closed in 2008.


Wikipedia: Big Apple Coaster
The Big Apple Coaster (formerly Manhattan Express and The Roller Coaster) is a steel TOGO hyper virtual reality roller coaster at the New York-New York Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. The ride’s trains are themed to New York City taxicabs. It is the only roller coaster by TOGO still operating in North America.
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Opening date January 3, 1997
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Ride experience
This ride begins with a 180-foot (55 m) lift and a 76-foot (23 m) drop, followed by a hill and a 144-foot (44 m) drop. The train then traverses two inversions, a standard vertical loop and a dive loop (twist and dive element), where the train performs a 180-degree spiral and then performs a half-loop maneuver. This element is found on another coaster: the “Mega Coaster” at Hamanako Pal Pal Park in Japan. The rest of the ride is executed on the roof of the casino, and features small hills and a helix into the brakes. The ride’s station is themed to a New York City Subway station.

New York-New York Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
The Big Apple Coaster
MUST BE 54” TO RIDE.
Heart-stopping action and excitement
Get your thrills going over 67mph on the world’s first coaster to feature a 180-degree “heartline” twist and dive maneuver and 203ft drop, providing more than 1.4 million riders with heart-stopping action and excitement each year.

2 December 1996, Las Vegas (NV) Review-Journal, “Dreamers’ idea comes to fruition” (Associated Press), pg. 4D:
The Manhattan Express roller coaster encircles the resort’s skyline. It offers a gut-tugging sensation of negative Gs as it zips along a 4,777-foot route at speeds up to 67 miles per hour, dipping between buildings, looping upside down, dropping 14 stories before disappearing through the casino roof and back to its station.

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Bradley Boynton
@bradleyboynton
Replying to @jyvettemoralez
@Jusasian New York New Yorks Big Apple Coaster is awesome. It’s a perfect way to spend your #night after the #fight http://sos.me/ko9p4/0
3:24 PM · Sep 14, 2013·S0S

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Angela Mezzatesta
@AngelaAmezza
Big Apple Coaster at New York-New York - Vegas Attractions | http://VEGAS.com http://vegas.com/attractions/on-the-strip/ny-ny-roller-coaster/ via
@VEGAScom
4:00 PM · Dec 28, 2013·Twitter for Websites

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lasvegasrentabus
@lasvegasrentbus
Riding The Big Apple Coaster in New York-New York Hotel and Casino
When in Las Vegas, travel and be entertained… http://fb.me/18ywOrbp2
8:57 AM · Feb 10, 2014·Facebook

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Big Apple Coaster front seat on-ride HD POV New York, New York Hotel & Casino
Dec 24, 2014
CoasterForce
This Togo sitdown looping coaster opened in 1997 as Manhattan Express. In 2007 they changed the name to Roller Coaster and now it’s known as the Big Apple Coaster.
This coaster stands 203 feet tall with a 144 foot drop and a top speed of 67 mph and is one of only three Togo coasters currently operating to feature a half-loop maneuver. Do you know what the other ones are and where they’re located?
You can also watch the nighttime on-ride POV video we posted to see what it’s like to be on this this scenic coaster when the Las Vegas Strip is all lit up: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNS2hP…

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The Big Apple Coaster Review New York New York Hotel Las Vegas
Oct 30, 2016
Coaster Studios
One of the more iconic Las Vegas coasters is at the New York New York Hotel & Casino, and is called The Big Apple Coaster! You may know it as the Manhattan Express, but nonetheless this ride has built up quite a reputation for being a rough ride. What did I think of it? Find out now in todays Coaster Review!

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Andreas Greilhuber
@greilhuber
Big Apple Coaster at NYNY Turning To Virtual Reality for New Ride Experience - KDWN http://dlvr.it/QBdVfn
1:31 PM · Jan 17, 2018·dlvr.it

Newspapers.com
1 February 2018, The Sentinel (Hanford, CA), “New York-New York adds virtual reality to the Big Apple coaster” by Brady MacDonald (Tribune News Service), pg. B3, col. 1:
The New York-New York Hotel & Casino will add a virtual reality experience to the Big Apple roller coaster, taking riders on an aerial adventure through the Nevada desert and over the Las Vegas Strip.

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The-Drifter
@wearethedrifter
The Big Apple Coaster @ New-York-New-York Hotel & Casino on LasVegas Strip. Ride’s trains r themed to NYC taxicabs.#newyorknewyork #empirestatebuilding #lasvegasstrip #vegasbaby #nyc #RollerCoaster #traveladdict #travel #instagram #travels #travelblog #travelbloggers #follo4follo
2:51 AM · Oct 17, 2018 from Las Vegas, NV·Twitter for Android

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NYNY Vegas
@NYNYVegas
Take a ride on the Big Apple Coaster and give your Vegas trip some more G-Force!
Roller coaster: http://nynyhotel.lv/uo1DgH
12:23 PM · Oct 29, 2019·Sprinklr

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#expeditionthemepark #lasvegas #rollercoaster
The Really Rough History of Manhattan Express/Big Apple Coaster - Las Vegas | Expedition Theme Park
Jan 1, 2020
Expedition Theme Park
Happy New Year - 2020 starts with an Expedition looking at the rough history of The Manhattan Express now known as The Big Apple Coaster. This TOGO Coaster was related to Desperado in Primm and created to try and draw people into the New York New York Hotel and Casino. It’s troubled history though meant a really really rough ride.

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Vegas Blast
@VegasBlast
#Photo of #Vegas: The Big Apple Coaster at the NY-NY Hotel & Casino Las Vegas NV USA October 1, 2018. This ride begins with a 180-foot lift and a 76-foot drop, where the train performs a 180 degree spiral -
The Big Apple Coaster at the NY-NY Hotel & Casino Las Vegas NV USA October 1, 2018. This ride…
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12:33 PM · Jul 20, 2020·Buffer

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YourFavoriteCoasterSucks
@YFCS_Pod
Replying to
@AboutThemeParks
Manhattan Express/Big Apple Coaster/The Roller Coaster at New York New York - Def iconic, a major part of the Las Vegas skyline.
1:24 PM · Aug 8, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

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Coaster Squad
@SquadCoaster
The Big Apple Coaster formerly Manhattan Express. So rough but so classic and intense. #thebigapplecoaster #togo #manhattanexpress #newyorknewyorkcasino #casinocoaster #vegas
11:29 AM · Oct 29, 2020·Buffer

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The Big Apple Coaster I The Worst Roller Coaster in the World?
Nov 23, 2020
Shockwave Dan
In today’s video, I’m going to give my thoughts on The Big Apple Coaster at NYNY Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Coaster Nation
@Coaster_Nation
Testing Stops in Vegas As Big Apple Coaster Derails.
FULL DETAILS: ➡ https://coasternation.com/new-york-new-yorks-big-apple-coaster-suffers-derailment-testing-new-cars/
4:35 PM · Dec 23, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

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ACE SoCal
@socal_ace
The Big Apple Coaster at New York-New York in Las Vegas has reopened with new trains from Premier Rides!
Camera with flash: Photos by Mike Scanlon
@premierrides
#ridewithace
9:31 PM · Jan 31, 2021·Twitter for Android

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#BigAppleCoaster #NewYorkNewYork #LasVegas
Big Apple Coaster Open With New Trains | Manhattan Express | Premier Rides | Las Vegas
Feb 2, 2021
Front Row Coasters
Two days ago, the Big Apple Coaster at the New York New York Hotel & Casino reopened to the public with its New Peimer Ride Trains. Thanks to CACoasterKings, Coaster Hub, and ScreamScapeNews, we have footage of the coaster running with the new trains!

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NYNY Vegas
@NYNYVegas
We’ve got your weekend plans! Fri, Sat & Sun at 9PM, The Big Apple Coaster & Arcade has music, wild new drink specials at the @Pepsi Wild Cherry Pop up bar, and more.
Admission tickets: http://spr.ly/6012HsqTM
9:52 PM · Mar 24, 2021·Sprinklr

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Cy!
@cyxiano_
Fun fact! My favourite rollercoaster is the big apple coaster in Vegas! Incredible airtime, fantastic views, super smooth. I recommend!
11:40 AM · Apr 1, 2021·Twitter Web App

(Trademark)
Word Mark MANHATTAN EXPRESS
Goods and Services IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S: entertainment services in the nature of an amusement park ride. FIRST USE: 19970103. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19970103
Mark Drawing Code (1) TYPED DRAWING
Serial Number 75100306
Filing Date May 8, 1996
Current Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1B
Published for Opposition February 18, 1997
Registration Number 2149719
Registration Date April 7, 1998
Owner (REGISTRANT) NEW YORK NEW YORK HOTEL, LLC. LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY NEVADA 3155 W. Harmon Avenue Las Vegas NEVADA 89103
(LAST LISTED OWNER) NEW YORK NEW YORK HOTEL & CASINO, LLC LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY NEVADA 3790 LAS VEGAS BLVD., SOUTH LAS VEGAS NEVADA 89109
Assignment Recorded ASSIGNMENT RECORDED
Attorney of Record Michael J. McCue
Type of Mark SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Affidavit Text SECT 15. SECT 8 (6-YR). SECTION 8(10-YR) 20180419.
Renewal 2ND RENEWAL 20180419
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

(Trademark)
Word Mark MANHATTAN EXPRESS
Goods and Services (ABANDONED) IC 016. US 002 005 022 023 029 037 038 050. G & S: stationery, envelopes, note cards, note paper, notepads, calendar desk pads and/or desk pads, notebooks, binders, postcards, greeting cards, pen and pencil boxes, eraser, drawing rulers, calendars, decals, automobile bumper stickers, address books, appointment books, daily planners, pen and pencil sets, paperweights, posters and photographic prints
Mark Drawing Code (1) TYPED DRAWING
Serial Number 75100303
Filing Date May 8, 1996
Current Basis 1B
Original Filing Basis 1B
Published for Opposition July 1, 1997
Owner (APPLICANT) NEW YORK NEW YORK HOTEL, LLC. LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY NEVADA 3155 W. Harmon Avenue Las Vegas NEVADA 89103
Assignment Recorded ASSIGNMENT RECORDED
Attorney of Record MARK G TRATOS
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator DEAD
Abandonment Date April 22, 1998

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