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 28, 2008
Sunny San Leon (San Leon nickname)

San Leon in Galveston County has been called “Sunny San Leon” since at least 2003. San Leon has also been called “a small drinking village with a large fishing problem.”
Wikipedia: San Leon, Texas
San Leon is a census-designated place (CDP) in Galveston County, Texas, United States. The population was 4,365 at the 2000 census
The Sunset Lounge
Located in Sunny San Leon.
A small drinking village
with a large fishing problem.
25 September 2003, Galveston (TX) Daily News, pg. C4, col. 7 classified ad:
Sunny San Leon area. Large 2 Bedroom Bungalow Duplex for lease.
Jane’s Blog
Easter Sunday
Mar 23, 2008 at 9:40 AM
Welll….  It’s Spring, and Easter Sunday, but it’s a chilly day, so far…  About 66 degrees, and overcast, down here in “Sunny San Leon”.
Houston (TX) Press
Sunny San Leon Picks Up the Pieces After Hurricane Ike
Thu Sep 18, 2008 at 02:04:53 PM
And yet even despite the devastation, there are signs of optimism. Again and again, as people pick through the ruin of their lives in the town residents call “Sunny San Leon,” people just grin and say “This is the price you pay to live in paradise.”
But it’s in and around Terry’s Marine Services at the corner of 6th Street and Avenue A, a few feet from the now-calm bay, that you find the essence of San Leon, the saltcrusted little town often described as “a quaint little drinking village with a serious fishing problem.”

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • Sunday, September 28, 2008 • Permalink

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