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 November 14, 2004
Manhattan Silver/White (drugs)
Jonathon Green's Cassell Dictionary of Slang (1998) has these entries:


Manhattan silver/white n. [1970s+][drugs] an imaginary brand of marijuana, silver/white because its seeds have grown in darkness, after being flushed away into the sewer system [cf. NEW YORK CITY SILVER].

New York City silver/white n. [1970s+][drugs] an imaginary brand of marijuana, silver/white because its seeds have grown in darkness, after being flushed away into the sewer system [cf. MANHATTAN SILVER].
Posted by Barry Popik
Names/Phrases • (0) Comments • Sunday, November 14, 2004 • Permalink