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 March 09, 2005
“Manny Hanny” (Manufacturers Hanover Trust)
"Manny Hanny" was the popular nickname of Manufacturers Hanover Trust, an old New York City bank. It merged with Chemical Bank, and then Chemical Bank merged with Chase (the name used today).

Manufacturers Hanover owned many buildings, such as one at Eighth Avenue and 43rd Street (now the Second Stage), another at Broadway and 44th Street, and another at Park Avenue and 48th Street. "Manny Hanny" also sponsored several sports events and made itself a visible part of the city for many years.

19 October 1968, New York Times, pg. 54:
Over the last 156 years, the Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company and its predecessors have been a major factor on the New York financial scene. But it was only yesterday that the $9.6-billion bank finally braced itself to appear before the New York Society of Security Analysts and tell all about its business.

For a neophyte, the "Manny Hanny" did remarkably well.
Posted by Barry Popik
Banking/Finance/Insurance • (1) Comments • Wednesday, March 09, 2005 • Permalink

No one who worked at Manufacturers called it Manny Hanny. At least not in the International Division. That was considered declasse. We ALWAYS referred to it as MHT. Manny Hanny was for our competitors. . . .or those in the branches.

Posted by Lucille Lo Sapio  on  12/02  at  07:00 PM

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