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 June 26, 2016
“Hello Brooklyn”

"Hello Brooklyn” is a popular saying the borough. There was a 1928 burlesque called “Hello, Brooklyn.” “Adios Manhattan and hello Brooklyn” was printed in a 1986 book. Brooklyn—unlike Manhattan—is the place that people say “hello” and come home to.

The welcome was popularized in music by the Beastie Boys’ song “Hello Brooklyn” (1989), the Jay-Z rap “Hello Brooklyn 2.0” (2007) and the All Time Low song “Hello, Brooklyn” (2009).

The website HelloBrooklyn.com lists Brooklyn events.


15 August 1928, Variety, “Brooklyn, N. Y.” by Jo Abramson, pg. 53, col. 5:
Casino—“Hello, Brooklyn” (bur.)
(A burlesque.—ed.)

22 March 1929, New York (NY) Herald Tribune, pg. 17, col. 5 ad:
PAUL ASH
in
“HELLO BROOKLYN”
Brooklyn’s own musical master back with a lot of new ideas, new tunes, new jazz!
(At the Brooklyn Paramount.—ed.)

Google Books
Talk United States!
BY Robert Whitcomb
New York, NY: Harrison Smith and Robert Haas, Inc.
1935
Pg. 248:
Hello Brooklyn, he says, and we was glad to see the other.

Google Books
The Man Who Brought the Dodgers Back to Brooklyn
By David Ritz
New York, NY: Simon and Schuster
1981
Pg. 138:
Hello, Brooklyn. Hello, Fort Hamilton Parkway. How the hell you been?

Google Books
The Dreams of an Average Man
By Dyan Sheldon
Harmondsworth: Penguin
1986, ©1985
Pg. 295:
Farewell old bedroom, farewell old bathtub, farewell old neighbors lurking warily behind your doors. Adios Manhattan and hello Brooklyn.

OCLC WorldCat record
Paul’s boutique
Author: Beastie Boys (Musical group)
Publisher: Hollywood, CA : Beastie Boys ; Capitol, 1989.
Edition/Format: Music CD : CD audio : English
Contents:
B-boy bouillabaisse: a. 59 Chrystie street ; b. Get on the mic ; c. Stop that train ; d. A year and a day ; e. Hello Brooklyn ; f. Dropping names ; g. Lay it on me ; h. Mike on the mic --
Genius (lyrics site)
HELLO BROOKLYN LYRICS
Hello Brooklyn!

New York, New York - it’s a hell of a town
You know The Bronx is up, and I’m Brooklyn down
Because they don’t know my name - only know my initials
Building bombs in the attic for elected officials
I quit my job, I cut my hair
You know, I cut my boss because I don’t care ...

7 April 2002, The Advocate & Greenwich Times Stamford, CT), “Brooklyn, N.Y.” by Randy Bergmann (AP), pg. E4, col. 4:
Hello, Brooklyn.com, at http://www.hellobrooklyn.com, has comprehensive listings of hotels, restaurants and entertainment.

Google Books
The Grid:
A Journey Through the Heart of Our Electrified World

By Phillip F. Schewe
Washington, DC: Joseph Henry Press
2007
Pg. 19:
(During a blackout on August 14, 2003.—ed.)
In Brooklyn, a Dixieland-themes musical parade promenaded around the streets. The borough president, taking up a prominent post on the Brooklyn Bridge symbolically welcomed his tired constituents as they fled Manhattan on foot: “Hello, Brooklyn. You’re home now,” said his banner sign. In what sense were Brooklynites finally “home” when they trudged across the bridge?

OCLC WorldCat record
American gangster acappella
Author: Jay-Z
Publisher: New York : Def Jam, 2007.
Edition/Format: Music CD : CD audio : English
Contents:
Intro (1:55) --
Pray (3:46) --
American dreamin’ (4:33) --
Hello Brooklyn 2.0 (3:55) --
Genius (lyrics site)
HELLO BROOKLYN 2.0 LYRICS
[Intro:]
Helloooooooooooooo!!!!!!!! Brooklynnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

[Hook: Lil Wayne]
Hello Brooklyn, how you doing?
Where you going? And can I come too?
And If I can, I’m a be your man
You could be my lady, and have my baby
And drive my cars, and drive me crazy ...

YouTube
Beastie Boys - Hello Brooklyn
FormerAmericanIdol
Uploaded on Jan 23, 2008
“Hello Brooklyn” part of the song B-Boy Bouillabaisse on the album Pauls Boutique

YouTube
Jay-Z - Hello Brooklyn 2.0 Live Feat LiL Wayne
King Mike
Uploaded on Jun 15, 2008
Jay-Z - Hello Brooklyn 2.0 Live Feat LiL Wayne

OCLC WorldCat record
Nothing personal
Author: All Time Low (Musical group)
Publisher: [Van Nuys, Calif.] : Hopeless Records, [2009]
Edition/Format: Music CD : CD audio : English
Contents:
Hello, Brooklyn --

YouTube
“Hello Brooklyn” - All Time Low (Lyrics)
Patricia Brown
Uploaded on Jun 29, 2009
This CD will come out July 7… i have a countdown....
7 DAYS

Vimeo
Jay Z - “Hello Brooklyn”
from Greg SolenströmPLUS 6 years ago (2010)
Jay-Z - “Hello Brooklyn” (Marvin Gaye sample).
A tribute to New York, Brooklyn and Jay-Z.
Music video based on typography and still images of Brooklyn.
Production, SFX, animation and edit by Greg Solenström.

OCLC WorldCat record
Hello, Brooklyn!
Author: Martha Day Zschock
Publisher: Carlisle, Massachusetts : Commonwealth Editions, an imprint of Applewood Books, [2013]
Series: Hello!
Edition/Format: Print book : Juvenile audience : English
Database: WorldCat
Summary:
Welcome to the wonderful borough of Brooklyn, New York where a parent and child pigeon act as your guides! In bestselling children’s author-illustrator Martha Zschock’s latest board book, young readers will discover neighborhoods from Greenpoint to Brighton Beach, from Bushwick to Borough Park, from Park Slope to flatbush. Explore Prospect Park, Coney Island, and the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Eat hot dogs, cheesecake, pizza, and bagels. See famous bridges and ride on the subway!

Posted by Barry Popik
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