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 April 10, 2005
Big M (summary)
The Meadowlands Race Track in East Rutherford, New Jersey opened in 1976. Aqueduct had long been known as "the Big A." "The Big A" had been coined in the 1950s in reflection of "the Big Apple" nickname for New York's racetracks. (See above.)

The Meadowlands track quickly became known as "the Big M."


http://www.thebigm.com/faq.asp
Q. Who was the first horse to win a pari-mutuel race at the Meadowlands?
A. Quick Baron was the first horse to win a pari-mutuel race at the Meadowlands on September 1, 1976.


19 December 1976, New York Times, pg. NJ4:
"Big M" Is Luring
Big Bettors


9 October 1985, Newsday (NY), pg. 113:
Young America at Big M Draws 13
Posted by Barry Popik
Nicknames of Other PlacesBig M (Meadowlands Race Track nickname) • (0) Comments • Sunday, April 10, 2005 • Permalink