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.

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Entry from April 24, 2005
Big Apple Fest (2005)
UPDATE: The second Big Apple Fest was announced for 2005, but it never took place. The following was written in early 2005.

The Big Apple Fest is continuing for 2005. The Big Apple Fest website has been changed. No longer is the Big Apple whore hoax mentioned. However, no longer is even the Gerald Cohen summary in the Encyclopedia of New York City (1995) mentioned.

The Big Apple Fest provides no explanation of "the Big Apple" at all.

The horrendous 2004 Toronto Globe and Mail article "What Would Madam Eve Think" is no longer listed in the roundup of 2004's press coverage. My New York Times article of August 2004 is mentioned, but that's half the story of what happened.

A selection of "apple trivia" is on the site. Great. Just what everyone needed to know.

Again, "Big Apple Corner" was signed into New York City law in 1997. John J. Fitz Gerald's "Big Apple" articles are part of New York's history. The African-American stablehands STILL have never been honored.

Why doesn't the Big Apple Fest tell this to people?

http://www.bigapplefest.org/_news/2004.php
8/29/2004
Shaking 'The Big Apple' Out of History's Convoluted Tree
New York Times

http://www.bigapplefest.org/_fun/facts.php
In 1730 the first apple nursery was opened in Flushing, New York.

The top three most common types of apples grown in New York are: McIntosh, Rome, and Empire

America's longest-lived apple tree was reportedly planted in 1647 by Peter Stuyvesant in his Manhattan orchard and was still bearing fruit when a derailed train struck it in 1866.

Archeologists have found evidence that humans have been enjoying apples since at least 6500 B.C.

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