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 May 22, 2006
Big Apricot (summary)
New York City is "the Big Apricot" in a Superman comic where the city is also called "Metropolis."


Wikipedia: Metropolis (comics)
Over the years, Metropolis' features have greatly changed in the comics; however, Metropolis is always presented as being a world class city on the same caliber as New York City or Chicago, Illinois. It is often referred to as The Big Apricot just as New York City is nicknamed as The Big Apple.

Posted by Barry Popik
Nicknames of Other PlacesBig Apricot (fictional Metropolis) • (0) Comments • Monday, May 22, 2006 • Permalink