A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from August 17, 2019
Big Pineapple (Honolulu, Hawaii nickname)

Honolulu, Hawaii, is sometimes called the “Big Pineapple” because of Hawaii’s role in the pineapple-growing industry. The “Big Pineapple” nickname followed the 1970s popularization of New York City’s nickname, the “Big Apple.”

“MICHELE DONATO and ANN CATALINE confessed it would be tough to return to the Big Apple after their first visit to the Big Pineapple” was printed in the Honolulu (HI) Star-Bulletin on September 5, 1977. “If New York is the Big Apple, does that make Honolulu the Big Pineapple?” was printed in the Honolulu (HI) Advertiser on March 30, 1981. “In 1982 The Hawaii Express was a scheduled passenger airline that operated flights between Los Angeles, California and Honolulu, Hawaii. It was nicknamed “The Big Pineapple” and started service with one Boeing 747 aircraft” was posted on Twitter by “Pamela Greyson’s LOST LOS ANGELES Est. 2008” on August 1, 2019.


Wikipedia: Honolulu
Honolulu (/ˌhɒnəˈluːluː/; Hawaiian: [honoˈlulu]) is the capital and largest city of the U.S. state of Hawaii. It is an unincorporated part of and the county seat of the City and County of Honolulu along the southeast coast of the island of Oʻahu. The city is the main gateway to Hawaiʻi and a major portal into the United States. The city is also a major hub for international business, military defense, as well as being host to a diverse variety of east-west and Pacific culture, cuisine, and traditions.
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Nickname(s):
Crossroads of the Pacific
Sheltered Bay
HNL
The Big Pineapple
Town ("Town" is a commonly used local nickname for Honolulu, in reference to the fact that the Honolulu, or “Town” side of the island is the most urbanized and dense part of Oʻahu.)
Paradise

5 September 1977, Honolulu (HI) Star-Bulletin, “Hyatt on the Beach,” pg. A-4, col. 1 ad:
MICHELE DONATO and ANN CATALINE confessed it would be tough to return to the Big Apple after their first visit to the Big Pineapple.

30 March 1981, Honolulu (HI) Advertiser, Don Chapman column, pg. A-3, col. 1:
If New York is the Big Apple, does that make Honolulu the Big Pineapple?

7 July 1982, Honolulu (HI) Advertiser, Don Chapman column, pg. A-3, col. 1:
John Bond wonders if, since New York is the Big Apple, Honolulu is the Big Pineapple and L.A. the Big Orange, we could call San Francisco the Big Fruit Basket.

Google Groups: bit.listserv.gaynet
SB 067: HONOLULU STAR-BULLETIN, July 10, 1997: 1 of 2
Martin Rice
7/10/97
Aloha ahi ahi kakou.

Just back from a hectic and draining day in the Big Pineapple.

17 March 2010, Oakland (CA) Tribune, Paul Paquet column, pg. ?:
NEW YORK IS the Big Apple, which has spawned a number of other fruity nicknames. Atlanta is the Big Peach, Sacramento is the Big Tomato and Honolulu is the Big Pineapple. Tel Aviv calls itself the Big Orange, while Kuala Lumpur is the Big Durian, in honor of a spiky, foul-smelling fruit. We can add the Big Persimmon (Tokyo) and Big Mango (Bangkok). And Superman’s hometown, Metropolis, is the Big Apricot.

J-Squared’s Travel Adventures
HONOLULU: THE BIG PINEAPPLE
DECEMBER 18, 2014 J2TRAVELS
J-Squared Travel is traveling across the ocean to The Big Pineapple: Honolulu. Honolulu is the largest and capital city of the Aloha State on the island of Oahu. The reason Honolulu is called the Big Pineapple is because James Dole, the founder of the Hawaiian Pineapple Company (also known as Dole) developed the pineapple industry in Honolulu. Honolulu is no doubt a tropical paradise and a must-see for anybody who is looking for a relaxing vacation and breath-taking views of nature.

Google Groups: The Grif.net
02/05/15 Grif.Net - City Nicknames, part 2
Dr. Bob
2/5/15
(...)
ANSWERS FROM YESTERDAY’S CITY NICKNAME QUIZ, part 1
1.  Alamo City = San Antonio
2.  Bean Town = Boston
3.  Big Apple = New York City
4.  Big D = Dallas
5.  Big Easy = New Orleans
6.  Big Pineapple = Honolulu

Star-Advertiser (Honolulu, HI)
The Big Pineapple is at No. 26 on list of top locales to live in
By Leila Fujimori March 2, 2016
Despite a perfect score for its appeal, Honolulu just missed the top 25 on a list of best places to live, according to U.S. News & World Report.

Twitter
عبدالله السدّاني
@Aalsaddani
Honolulu.. the big pineapple🍍🏖 https://instagram.com/p/BvUuH8-B8dJbbb9m1BJYxVx1s4Xv0aLXicppmc0/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1509cvz63q4hx
8:14 PM · Mar 22, 2019 from Honolulu, HI·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Nikkii
@RawrItsNikkii
If nyc is the big apple is Honolulu the big pineapple
4:40 AM · May 21, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Pamela Greyson’s LOST LOS ANGELES Est. 2008
@pamelagreyson
In 1982 The Hawaii Express was a scheduled passenger airline that operated flights between Los Angeles, California and Honolulu, Hawaii. It was nicknamed “The Big Pineapple” and started service with one Boeing 747 aircraft.
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5:58 PM · Aug 1, 2019·Twitter Web App

(Trademark)
Word Mark WELCOME TO THE BIG PINEAPPLE
Goods and Services (ABANDONED) IC 025. US 022 039. G & S: Hats; Shirts
(ABANDONED) IC 043. US 100 101. G & S: Restaurant
Standard Characters Claimed
Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Serial Number 85286318
Filing Date April 5, 2011
Current Basis 1B
Original Filing Basis 1B
Published for Opposition August 16, 2011
Owner (APPLICANT) Myrick, Charlene C INDIVIDUAL UNITED STATES 2468 Gardenia Street Honolulu HAWAII 96816
(APPLICANT) Myrick, Sammie L INDIVIDUAL UNITED STATES 2468 Gardenia Street Honolulu HAWAII 96816
Type of Mark TRADEMARK. SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator DEAD
Abandonment Date May 14, 2012

(Trademark)
Word Mark FROM THE BIG APPLE TO THE PINEAPPLE
Goods and Services IC 016. US 002 005 022 023 029 037 038 050. G & S: Posters; Stickers. FIRST USE: 20110214. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20130414
IC 025. US 022 039. G & S: Beanies; Footwear; Jackets; Pants; Shorts; Socks; Sweatshirts; T-shirts; Tank tops. FIRST USE: 20110214. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20130414
Standard Characters Claimed
Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Serial Number 86014429
Filing Date July 18, 2013
Current Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1B
Published for Opposition December 10, 2013
Registration Number 4837230
Registration Date October 20, 2015
Owner (REGISTRANT) Usual Suspects LLC LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY HAWAII Apt 606 1128 Ala Napunani St Honolulu HAWAII 96818
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

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