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 Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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“It’s that time of year where people will say, ‘It’s too hot for coffee‘“ (6/3)
“Cashier wanted. Must be 18 years old with 20 years experience” (6/3)
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Entry from March 20, 2005
Living Landmarks
The private New York Landmarks Conservancy began naming "living landmarks" at a fundraising dinner in 1994. These are "New Yorkers who have made New York New York."

One example of a "living landmark" is Joan Rivers, so I guess landmark facelifts are OK.


Past honorees include:

Betty Allen
Brooke Russell Astor
Louis Auchincloss
Harry Belafonte
Paul Binder & Michael Christensen
Bill Blass
David Brown
Helen Gurley Brown
Pat & William F. Buckley, Jr.
Hugh Carey
Betty Comden & Adolph Green
Barbara Cook
Joan Ganz Cooney
Walter Cronkite
Joseph F. Cullman III
Clive Davis
Philippe de Montebello
Peter Duchin
Anthony Drexel Duke
Ahmet Ertegun
Steve, Robert, Christopher & Tim Forbes
Brendan Gill
Victor Gotbaum
Vartan Gregorian
Louise & Henry Grunwald
John Guare
Agnes Gund
Kitty Carlisle Hart
Marian & Andrew Heiskell
Al Hirschfeld
Peter Jennings
Philip Johnson
John Kander & Fred Ebb
Elaine Kaufman
Arie L. Kopelman
Mathilde Krim
Henry Luce III
Sirio Maccioni
Peter Martins
Mary McFadden
Arthur Mitchell
Daniel Patrick Moynihan
Jerry Orbach & Sam Waterston
Gordon Parks
Peter G. Peterson
Joan Rivers
Laurance & David Rockefeller
Felix Rohatyn
Lewis Rudin
Arnold Scaasi
Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
Bobby Short
Beverly Sills
Liz Smith
Gloria Steinem
Elaine Stritch
John L. Tishman
Thomas Von Essen
Mike Wallace
Harvey & Bob Weinstein
George C. Wolfe

16 October 1994, New York Times, pg. 49:
Paying Tribute
To Living Legends

The Landmarks Conservancy holds an
awards dinner at the Plaza, Oct. 6.

SARAH TOMERLIN LEE with the architect PHILIP JOHNSON, another honoree. The others were former Gov. Hugh Carey, John Guare, Mary McFadden and Bobby Short.

24 August 1995, New York Times, pg. B4:
This year, the second year of the awards, the living landmarks are HELEN GURLEY BROWN, the editor in chief of Cosmopolitan magazine; WALTER CRONKITE; SIRIO MACCIONE, the restaurateur who owns Le Cirque; ARTHUR MITCHELL, the founder of Dance Theater of Harlem; LEWIS RUDIN, the real estate developer, and JOAN RIVERS.

9 September 1996, New York Times, pg. B1:
New Landmarks
Without the Need
To Update Maps

6 New Yorkers Are Acclaimed
As Living Monuments to City
Six living landmarks wre honored in 1994 and six more last year, among them Helen Gurley Brown, the editor of Cosmopolitan magazine; Walter Cronkite, the former CBS Bews anchor; and Arthur Mitchell, the founder of the Dance Theater of Harlem.

This year's group is made up of Brooke Astor, the philanthropist, 94; Al Hirschfeldm the illustrator, 93; Liz Smith, the celebrity columnist, 73; Dr. Mathilde Krim, a founder of the American Foundation for AIDS Research, 70; Felix G. Rohatyn, the former chairman of the Municipal Assistance Corporation, 68; and Peter Durching, the band leader, 59. "These are people who make New York New York," said Peg Breen, the president of the Landmarks Conservancy.

Goods and Services IC 042. US 100 101. G & S: promoting public awareness of the need for landmark preservation in New York City. FIRST USE: 19940317. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19940614
Mark Drawing Code (1) TYPED DRAWING
Serial Number 75268481
Filing Date April 3, 1997
Current Filing Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Published for Opposition April 21, 1998
Registration Number 2172603
Registration Date July 14, 1998
Owner (REGISTRANT) New York Landmarks Conservancy, Inc. NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORPORATION NEW YORK 141 Fifth Avenue New York NEW YORK 10010
Attorney of Record ANNA D. DIGABRIELE
Affidavit Text SECT 15. SECT 8 (6-YR).
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