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 29, 2021
“Big Apple Dreamin‘“ (song by Alice Cooper, 1973)

"Big Apple Dreamin’ (Hippo)’ is a song by Alice Cooper on the album Muscle of Love (1973). It is perhaps the first rock song with “Big Apple” in the title. “Let’s move from Ohio, sell this dam’ old store/ Big Apple dreamin’ on a wooden floor” is a lyric, indicating a move from Ohio to New York City.

“Although from Detroit, Alice Cooper recorded an audio tourguide of NY City (inc. some seedier elements) with ‘Big Apple Dreamin’ (Hippo)’ - the Hippo part is a reference to The Hippopotamus Club on East 62nd ST That the band had visited” was posted on Twitter by Andy Page on February 10, 2018. 


Wikipedia: Muscle of Love
Muscle of Love is the seventh and final studio album by rock band Alice Cooper, released in 1973.
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Lyrical content
In a contemporary interview with Circus magazine, Cooper said that a loose concept of “urban sex habits” developed during the album’s recording. The title of “Big Apple Dreamin’ (Hippo)’ refers to the Hippopotamus club of New York City which the band used to frequent.

Genius (lyrics)
Big Apple Dreamin’ (Hippo)
Alice Cooper
Produced by Jack Richardson & Jack Douglas
Album Muscle of Love

We’re so young and pretty, we’re so young and clean
So many things that we have never seen
Let’s move from Ohio, sell this dam’ old store
Big Apple dreamin’ on a wooden floor

Skyscrapers and subways and stations
Staring up at the United Nations

New York is waiting for you and me, baby
Waiting to swallow us down
New York, we’re coming to see what you’re made of
Are you as great as you sound ...

YouTube
Big Apple Dreamin’ (Hippo)
Jan 25, 2017
Official Alice Cooper
Provided to YouTube by Rhino/Warner Records
Big Apple Dreamin’ (Hippo) · Alice Cooper
The Studio Albums 1969-1983
℗ 1973 Warner Records Inc.
Lead Vocals: Alice Cooper
Arranger: Allan Macmillan

Twitter
Andy Page
@vonzipperuk
Replying to @BBC6Music and @freshnet
#NP6Music Although from Detroit, Alice Cooper recorded an audio tourguide of NY City (inc. some seedier elements) with “Big Apple Dreamin’ (Hippo)” - the Hippo part is a reference to The Hippopotamus Club on East 62nd ST That the band had visited @BBC6Music
5:48 AM · Feb 10, 2018·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Elana Levin
@Elana_Brooklyn
Today’s @NY_Comic_Con soundtrack: Big Apple Dreamin’ by Alice Cooper. Love it’s musical references to Rhapsody in Blue and Somewhere. “New York is waiting
For you and me, baby
Waiting to swallow us down
New York, we’re coming to see what you’re made of”
https://youtu.be/DJ7q2nr64W8
10:56 AM · Oct 4, 2018·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Chinois
@alphabaker7
Replying to \@alicecooper
my New Year’s resolution each year is “no more Mr nice guy.”
but I listened to “Big Apple Dreamin’” yesterday. Most underrated Alice Cooper song, imho.
2:59 PM · Jan 1, 2019·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Argoz24
@Argoz0069
Replying to @alicecooper
Big Apple Dreamin’! Always loved that song. So underplayed.
8:42 AM · Dec 6, 2019·Twitter for Android

Twitter
BORK
@theEARLofSWIRL
Replying to @AtomicPunk4U
“Heard about them massages, and all those dirty shows
I read somewhere some places never close
While we waste time on yokels, comin’ through the door
Big Apple dreamin’ on a wooden floor”
#MuscleofLove
8:56 PM · Nov 16, 2020·Twitter Web App

Twitter
Ty Lower
@tydeanlower
Replying to @alicecooper
I consider this the most underrated Alice album. Big Apple Dreamin is as good as it gets!
2:55 PM · Nov 20, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Kobie Thatcher
@KobieThatcher
Big Apple Dreamin’ [Red apple]
Quote Tweet
Alice Cooper
@alicecooper
· Nov 20, 2020
Celebrating 47 Years of Muscle of Love today. What are your favorite deep cuts on the record?
Headphone https://smarturl.it/AliceCooper-Muscle
1:48 AM · Nov 21, 2020·Twitter Web App

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