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 11, 2013
Dumboite (inhabitant of Dumbo, Brooklyn)

"Dumboite” is the name of an inhabitant of Dumbo, in the borough of Brooklyn. The name “Dumboite” (also often given as “DUMBOite") has been cited in print since at least 2005.

An inhabitant of Dumbo is also called a “Dumboer.”


Wikipedia: Dumbo, Queens
Dumbo, an acronym for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass, is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. It encompasses two sections: one located between the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges, which connect Brooklyn to Manhattan across the East River, and another that continues east from the Manhattan Bridge to the Vinegar Hill area. The neighborhood is part of Brooklyn Community Board 2.

Curbed NY
Ask Curbed: The Tipping Point
Monday, December 5, 2005, by Lockhart
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While we may not know the answer for all parts of NYC, we have a pretty good idea of what hip DUMBOites are tipping this year, based on the above memo from Two Trees management sent our way by a Curbed tipster.

Racked NY
Urban Outfitters Eyeing A Few Brooklyn Locales
Tuesday, May 8, 2007, by Leslie Price
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Just keep your pants on, Dumboites—soon you’ll have a place to purchase inexpensive shag rugs to cover the floors of your luxury condos.

Dumbo NYC
Happy July 4, 2007
July 3rd, 2007
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COMMENTS
mod squad Says:
June 21st, 2008 at 6:09 am
You might want to reconsider walking down to the Brooklyn Bridge Park at sunset considering the crowd will be backed up all the way to your front door at 70 Washington. Its a bit like riding the subway at rush hour, only darker. Its the only time of year the Dumbowhites, I’m sorry, I meant Dumboites, get to hobnob with the Farragut neighbors.

The Brooklyn Paper (NY)
July 21, 2007
Nabe needs PO to be a nabe
BY HARRY CHEADLE
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That could change very soon. The USPS has been looking for space to set up shop, and soon, DUMBO-ites (DUMBOers? DUMBOnions? Or just plain DUMBOs?) will be able to buy stamps, weigh packages, and do all those other postal things that currently require schlepping up a big hill to the main post office on Cadman Plaza East.

Twitter
Gordon Gower
‏@GordonG_Geneva
Good news for us DUMBOites, they’re opening a postal substation on Washington Street… No more hoping the truck is there!
7:01 AM - 7 Apr 09

Curbed NY
Dumboites Still Want to Fight Dock Street; Pier 1 Tastes Beefy; More!
Tuesday, March 23, 2010, by Joey Arak

Curbed NY
$1,000 Charge for Lobby Damages Irks New Dumboite
Thursday, August 26, 2010, by Joey Arak

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