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 May 06, 2021
“New York. The Big Apple” (The Hurt Locker film, 2008)

The Hurt Locker (2008) is a film about an Iraq War Explosive Ordnance Disposal team.

An Iraqi man asks, “Where are you from?” One member of the team answers, “New York. The Big Apple.” The Iraqi man didn’t ask what that meant, indicating that the “Big Apple” nickname is known even in Iraq.


Wikipedia: The Hurt Locker
The Hurt Locker is a 2008 American war thriller film directed by Kathryn Bigelow and written by Mark Boal. It stars Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Christian Camargo, Ralph Fiennes, David Morse, and Guy Pearce. The film follows an Iraq War Explosive Ordnance Disposal team who are targeted by insurgents and shows their psychological reactions to the stress of combat. Boal drew on his experience during embedded access to write the screenplay.

IMDb (The Internet Movie Database)
The Hurt Locker (2008)
R | 2h 11min | Drama, Thriller, War | 31 July 2009 (USA)

During the Iraq War, a Sergeant recently assigned to an army bomb squad is put at odds with his squad mates due to his maverick way of handling his work.
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Writer: Mark Boal
Stars: Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty | See full cast & crew ยป

Daily Script
The Hurt Locker
By
Mark Boal
(...)
Pg. 85:
CAMBRIDGE
Hello, how are you?

IRAQI MAN
Where are you from?

CAMBRIDGE
New York. The Big Apple.

IRAQI MAN
I’m from Iraq.

Drew’s Script-O-Rama
The Hurt Locker Script - Dialogue Transcript
(...)
- Where are you from?  - New York.
The Big Apple.
I’m from Iraq

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