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 October 27, 2005
Pokey Award
The "Pokey Award" (a snail trophy, of course) is given out by NYPIRG's Straphangers Campaign and Transportation Alternatives to the slowest public transportation in New York City. The Pokey began in 2002.

In 2007, a new Schleppie Award was given for least reliable bus service.

NYPIRG Straphangers' Campaign
NYPIRG Straphangers Campaign - Transportation Alternatives

Embargoed for Release:
Wednesday, October 26, 2005, 10:30 a.m. Contact: Gene Russianoff (212) 349-6460
Paul Steely White (212) 629-8080

Fourth-Annual "Pokeys" Awarded for Slowest City Buses;
M34 is City's Pokiest Route at 3.4 MPH

Groups Call on Mayoral Candidate for Plans to Speed Buses; Urge Passage of Transportation Bond

The NYPIRG Straphangers Campaign and Transportation Alternatives today gave out their fourth annual "Pokeys" — an award comprised of a golden snail on a pedestal — for the slowest local bus routes in New York City. The groups called on the leading candidates for Mayor to state their plans for faster bus service during the next four years.

The winner of the 2005 Pokey is...the M34 cross-town, for a second year. The M34 averaged 3.4 miles per hour at 12 p.m., close to the 3.0 m.p.h. maintained by the average person walking.

According to the groups, the slowest bus routes in each borough are:

B63 5.2 mph Between Bay Ridge and Cobble Hill, Brooklyn

Bx19 4.9 mph Between Fordham in the Bronx and Upper Manhattan

M34 3.4 mph Cross-town on 34th Street in Manhattan

Q58 6.9 mph Between Ridgewood and Flushing, Queens

S61 11.9 mph Between the Staten Island Mall and Ferry Terminal

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityTransportation • (0) Comments • Thursday, October 27, 2005 • Permalink