A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from October 22, 2013
Corning: Crystal City (nickname)

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Wikipedia: Corning (city), New York
Corning is a city in Steuben County, New York, United States, on the Chemung River. The population was 11,183 at the 2010 census. It is named for Erastus Corning, an Albany financier and railroad executive who was an investor in the company that developed the community.

Overview
The city of Corning is at the western edge of the town of Corning and in the southeast part of Steuben County.

The city is the headquarters of Fortune 500 company Corning Incorporated, formerly Corning Glass Works, a manufacturer of glass and ceramic products for industrial, scientific and technical uses.

It is also home to the Corning Museum of Glass, which houses one of the world’s most comprehensive collections of glass objects from antiquity to the present. The museum houses the Rakow Library, one of the world’s major glass research centers.
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The first settlement in the town of Corning was made near the site of the future city in 1796. The community was set apart from the town as a village in 1848. Corning was incorporated as a city in 1890. As the glass industry developed, Corning became known as the “Crystal City.”

OCLC WorldCat record
The Crystal City recipe book
Author: Christ Church (Corning, N.Y.). Chancel Guild.
Publisher: Elmira, N.Y. : Gazette Co., 1890.
Edition/Format: Book : English

OCLC WorldCat record
An illustrated descriptive review of Corning, New York, the crystal city : with direct reference to her manufacturing and commercial advantages, as well as the representative houses doing business here ; a pleasant story briefly told in which facts have been adhered to strictly
Author: Corning Museum of Glass. Library.
Publisher: [Corning?] : J.A. Miller, 1891
Series: Corning Museum Library of Rare Books., 18th-19th century ;, 0326.
Edition/Format: Book Microform : Microfiche : English

,a href="http://www.worldcat.org/title/focus-on-corning-the-crystal-city-of-the-world-centennial-of-incorporation-1848-1948/oclc/5897036&referer=brief_results">OCLC WorldCat record
Focus on Corning, the “crystal city” of the world : centennial of incorporation, 1848-1948
Author: William C Norman; Corning Junior Chamber of Commerce.
Publisher: Corning, N.Y. : Corning Junior Chamber of Commerce, [1948?]
Edition/Format: Book : English

OCLC WorldCat record
The first century : the Leader looks back at 100 years in the crystal city
Publisher: Corning, N.Y. : The Leader, 1990.
Edition/Format: Book : English

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