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 September 22, 2021
Little D (Denton nickname)

Entry in progress—BP

Wikipedia: Denton, Texas
Denton is a city in and the county seat of Denton County, Texas, United States. With a population of 139,869 as of 2020,[9] it is the 27th-most populous city in Texas, the 197th-most populous city in the United States, and the 12th-most populous city in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex.
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Nicknames: Little Austin, Little D, Redbud Capital of Texas

NBC News
Behind The Badge
A Texas police officer’s wife is killed in what the cop claims is an accident. Seven years later, the case seems like it will never be solved — until a complete stranger, a reporter, takes interest in finding justice.

Jan. 29, 2010, 7:45 PM EST / Source: Dateline NBC
By Lee Cowan
In the lore of the Lone Star state, Texas lawmen rank pretty high: the good guys in the white hats. Their badge brought prestige - their gunfights, the history books. But in the modern-day town of Denton, Texas—the “little D” outside “the Big D” of Dallas - there served one Texas lawman with a curious past, all locked up in a box.

Dallas (TX) Observer
The 5 Best North Texas City Nicknames (and Some of the Worst)
MARK E. MOON SEPTEMBER 9, 2021 4:08AM
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Big D (Dallas) / Little D (Denton)
These nicknames may apply to different cities, but they convey a similar theme that hits on the same beat. As the names imply, the cities are relatively different in size.

And speaking of size, the nicknames have given residents countless opportunities to make the occasional dick joke. Chances are, you giggled upon reading “Big D” and “Little D” just now.

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • Wednesday, September 22, 2021 • Permalink


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