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 Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from August 16, 2021
Big Apple (sculpture in Medina, New York, 2000-present)

The village of Medina, New York, has a “Big Apple” sculpture in Lions Park. It was completed by sculptor Richard Bannister in 2000. A sign reads: “THIS MONUMENTAL APPLE WAS CREATED TO COMMEMORATE THE CONTRIBUTION FRUIT GROWERS HAVE MADE TO THE ECONOMY OF W.N.Y.”
Similar “Big Apple” roadside attractions include a “Big Red Apple” in Cornelia, Georgia (1926-present), a “Big Apple” that was in Wathena, Kansas (1928-1940), a “Big Apple” kiosk in Mumbles, Swansea Bay, Wales (1930s-present), a “Big Apple” at Robinette’s Apple Haus in Grand Rapids, Michigan (1973-present), a “Big Apple” tourist information booth in Meaford, Ontario, Canada (1974-present), a “Big Apple” in Thulimbah, Queensland, Australia (1978-present), a “Big Apple” in Colborne, Ontario, Canada (1987-present), a “Big Apple” at the Big Apple Cafe & Event Centre in Waitomo Caves, New Zealand (1995-present), a “Big Apple” at the Yamanashi Prefectural Museum in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan (2008-present), “La Mela Reintegrata” or “The Apple Made Whole Again” at Central Station in Milan, Italy (2015-present) and the “Big Apple of New England” at the Johnny Appleseed Visitors Center in Lancaster, Massachusetts (2019-present).
Wikipedia: Medina, New York
Medina is a village in the Towns of Shelby and Ridgeway in Orleans County, New York, United States. The population was 6,065 at the 2010 census, making it the county’s most populous municipality. The village was named by its surveyor, Ebenezer Mix. It is part of the Rochester Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Roadside America
Medina, New York: Big Apple
A large apple in a park along the Erie Canal is a nod to the region’s fruit growers. Concrete and metal sculpture by Richard Bannister completed in 2000.
Lions Park
Glenwood Ave., Medina, NY
Lions Park. North of town on Glenwood Ave. just south of Ryan St., along the Erie Canal Heritage Trail
Big Apple
Artist Richard D. Bannister created this apple, appearing freshly picked by some giant and left along the bank of the Erie Canal.
[David Sumoflam Kravetz, 10/18/2012]
Big Apple
Glenwood Ave, Medina, NY
There’s a Big Apple in a park along the Erie Canal which is a tribute to the region’s fruit growers. The concrete and metal sculpture was completed in 2000 by Richard Bannister. (Photo by Paul L)
(The text of the sign.—ed.)
Orleans Hub (Orleans County, NY)
‘Big Apple’ shines along the canal
By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 13 May 2013 at 12:00 am
MEDINA – I was in Medina this evening and stopped to look at “The Big Apple,” a sculpture by Richard Bannister of Barre. The artwork was installed in Medina along the Erie Canal in 2000. The sculpture is next to the Glenwood Avenue bridge. Bannister created the giant apple as a tribute to Western New York fruit growers.
Big Apple, spires are canal landmarks in Medina
9:21 PM · May 13, 2013·Twitter Web Client
Emily Isaacson
Photo: The Big Apple Medina, New York March 2014 http://tmblr.co/Zjbufs1IA4CAR
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Carl with BIG THINGS
Off to New Orleans – Day 1, on our way to Georgia
PUBLISHED ON August 27, 2018
It is now definitely past lunch time (ignore the giant ice cream, the coffees and the miniature pecan pie I ate earlier!) So we were glad to stop by the big apple and have a picnic. Not the biggest or the best apple, but in a nice park on the side of the Erie Canal.
Location: Lions Park, 108 Glenwood Ave, Medina
David Kravetz is in Medina, New York.
October 22, 2018 at 2:28 AM ·
October Daily Quirk Site: Day 22, Part 1, October 22. We always hear New York City being called the “Big Apple,” but the real big Apple can be found in the small town of Medina, New York, near the Erie Canal. If you find this interesting, you can see many more full color pictures of dozens of unique and quirky places in my new book on Quirky and Offbeat Roadside Attractions!! Check it out at https://amzn.to/2OpeHxI #quirkytravel #roadsideattractions
Only In Your State
Posted in Buffalo August 05, 2019 by Lea Monroe
8 Bizarre Roadside Attractions Around Buffalo That Will Make You Do A Double Take
3. The Big Apple (Medina)
Only an hour east of Buffalo, The Big Apple in Medina is exactly what it sounds like - a giant roadside apple. Right along the Erie Canal on Glenwood Avenue, the town’s massive apple was built back in 2000 by artist Richard Banister. While it may not be unusual to see an apple along the roadside, it’s certainly strange to see one of this size and so far away from the actual Big Apple!

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