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 September 01, 2005
Fifty-First State
Many people have suggested that New York City become the Fifty-First State.

21 March 1959, New York Times, "Can City Secede? Well - Yes and No," pg. 12:
Can this city of 8,000,000, beset by tax problems, legally secede from the rest of the state? Can it become the fifty-first state of the Union without resorting to armed rebellion?

25 March 1959, New York Times, pg. 1:

Democrats Call for End to
Albany Fiscal "Slavery"

18 May 1969, New York Times, "Why Are We In New York?" by Norman Mailer, pg. SM96:
We must look to become a state of the United States separate from New York State: the Fifty-First, in fact, of the United States. New York City State, or The State of New York City. It is strange on the tongue, but not so strange.

Posted by Barry Popik
Nicknames/Slogans • Thursday, September 01, 2005 • Permalink

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