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 September 03, 2019
Kale (money slang)

Entry in progress—B.P.


(Oxford English Dictionary)
kale, n.
North American slang. Money.
1912 J. Sandilands Western Canad. Dict. 26 Kale, money, or wealth.
1922 S. Lewis Babbitt xiii. 172 You will get 111% on your kale in this fun-fest.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityBanking/Finance/Insurance • Tuesday, September 03, 2019 • Permalink