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 06, 2013
Astorian (inhabitant of Astoria, Queens)

"Astorian” is the name of an inhabitant of Astoria, in the borough of Queens. The name “Astorian” has been cited in print since at least 1876.

The city of Astoria, Oregon, was also named after New York City businessman John Jacob Astor (1763-1848). Washington Irving’s book about the 1810s trading post in Oregon, Astoria: Or Anecdotes of an Enterprise Beyond the Rocky Mountains (1836), contains numerous mentions of “Astorians.”


Wikipedia: Astoria, Queens
Astoria is a middle class and commercial neighborhood in the northwestern corner of the New York City borough of Queens. Located in Community Board 1, Astoria is bounded by the East River and is adjacent to three other Queens neighborhoods: Long Island City, Sunnyside (bordering at Northern Boulevard), and Woodside (bordering at 50th Street). Astoria is patrolled by the New York City Police Department’s 114th Precinct.

Google Books
Astoria:
Or Anecdotes of an Enterprise Beyond the Rocky Mountains

Volume 1
By Washington Irving
Philadelphia, PA: Carey, Lea, & Blanchard
1836
Pg. 101:
While the Astorians were busily occupied in completing their factory and fort, a report was brought to them by an Indian from the upper part of the river, that a party of thirty white men had appeared on the banks of the Columbia, and were actually building houses at the second rapids.

20 September 1876, New York (NY) Herald, pg. 3, col. 1:
THE GREAT MINE.
(...)
How the Astorians Regard the Approaching Big Blast.
(...) (Col. 4—ed.)
In the heart of this reef, upon which all Astoria and a large section of two wards in New York is founded, it is proposed to simulate an earthquake.

30 August 1880, New-York (NY) Daily Tribune, “Excursion Parties at Loggerheads,” pg. 8, col. 4:
A brother of captain Williams, of the New-York police, who is in business at Astoria, L. I., on Saturday had nineteen employes on an excursion in Sayville. (...) The Astorians persisted, the party from Sayville became indignant. and a fight was the consequence.

Google Books
Food Lovers’ Guide to Queens:
The Best Restaurants, Markets & Local Culinary Offerings

By Meg Cotner
Guilford, CT: Globe Pequot Press
2012
Pg. 7:
Astorians Community Food Forum (astorians .com/community). This is the place for the best tips on and discussion about the food scene in Astoria.

Why Leave Astoria?!
Sh*t Astorians Say
Posted by Ran Craycraft on January 28, 2012 at 6:23pm
OMG, my bakery is the best in the city
No way, their drinks are like $10
Isn’t that place Greek?

Queens Crap
SUNDAY, JULY 29, 2012
Astorians want more transportation options
From the Times Ledger:

In light of recent public transportation restorations across the city, Astoria’s elected officials and civic members demanded Tuesday that the MTA bring back the W subway line and the QM22 express bus.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWorkers/People • Saturday, April 06, 2013 • Permalink