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 February 02, 2014
Frankenstorm (Frankenstein monster + storm)

The novel Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus(1818), by British author Mary Shelley, is about scientist Victor Frankenstein who creates a creature or monster (not named and called “Frankenstein monster"). The prefix ‘Franken-” became popular in the 2000s to describe something created from science, such as “Frankenfood.”

The term “Frankenstorm” (Frankenstein monster + storm) has been cited in print since January 24, 2010, when a team of scientists from the California Institute of Technology created a model of the “Franksenstorm” weather scenario. When Hurricane Sandy caused much damage in the eastern United States in October 2012, the storm was dubbed a “Franenstorm.”


Wikipedia: Frankenstein
Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is a novel written by British author Mary Shelley about eccentric scientist Victor Frankenstein, who creates a grotesque creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. Shelley started writing the story when she was eighteen, and the novel was published when she was twenty. The first edition was published anonymously in London in 1818. Shelley’s name appears on the second edition, published in France in 1823.

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Scientists create model of monster ‘Frankenstorm’ http://bit.ly/8KgK8h #US #politics #news
1:35 PM - 24 Jan 2010

Fox News
Scientists Create Model of Monster ‘Frankenstorm’
Published January 24, 2010 / AP
LOS ANGELES—Think the recent wild weather that hammered California was bad? Experts are imagining far worse.

As torrential rains pelted wildfire-stripped hillsides and flooded highways, a team of scientists hunkered down at the California Institute of Technology to work on a “Frankenstorm” scenario—a mother lode wintry blast that could potentially sock the Golden State.

Urban Dictionary
Frankenstorm
A Frankenstorm is a hurricane and winter storm hybrid, involving a “monster” combination of high winds, heavy rain, extreme tides and snow. A Frankenstorm carries with it a risk of fatalities, power outages and severe property damage.
Farewell! I leave you, and in you the last of humankind whom these eyes will ever behold. Farewell, Frankenstorm!
by ClioMuse October 26, 2012

Visual Thesaurus
Hurricane Sandy: No Time for Neologisms?
October 29, 2012
When it first became evident that Hurricane Sandy might merge with an inland snowstorm to create a superstorm, the creative labels started pouring in. Snowicane. Snor’eastercane. Frankenstorm. But now that the storm has shut down much of the East Coast, is it time to set aside such wordplay?

OCLC WorldCat record
Lessons from Frankenstorm : investing for future power disruptions
Author: John Licata
Publisher: Hoboken. NJ : Wiley, 2013.
Edition/Format: eBook : English

OCLC WorldCatrecord
Frankenstorm.
Author: Ray Garton
Publisher: [S.l.] : Pinnacle Books, 2014
Edition/Format: Book : English

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Snowmaggedon 2: return of the Frankenstorm
5:48 PM - 4 Feb 2014

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityTime/Weather • Sunday, February 02, 2014 • Permalink