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 September 04, 2007
Jack Heights (Jackson Heights)

"Jack Heights” (meaning “Jackson Heights,” in Queens) appeared on a billboard ad in 2007. The billboard mentioned that the area is much cheaper than “Billy Burg” (Williamsburg, Brooklyn).

“Jack Heights” is a masculine, almost pornographic name, probably assuring an unofficial, slang use.


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Billy Burg meet Jack Heights
Jackson Heights is 1/2 the Price of Williamsburg

Curbed
Billy Burg, Meet Jack Heights. Really.
Tuesday, September 4, 2007, by Robert

Wikipedia: Jackson Heights
Jackson Heights is a neighborhood in north-western portion of the borough of Queens in New York City, USA. The neighborhood is part of Queens Community Board 3.

Jackson Heights is an urban melting pot with many ethnic populations, but mainly consists of Latin Americans, multi-generational European, and Asian Americans. It is one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the United States and the entire world. The Hispanic American population consists of a various mix of Latinos from many Latin American countries, mainly Ecuador, Colombia (67,000 population), Bolivia, Mexico, Argentina and Uruguay.There is also a large population of Europeans of multi-generational Italian, Jewish, Polish, Irish, and Russian descent. The Asian American community includes immigrants from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, China, Korea, and the Philippines. Queens’ Little India is located around the intersection of Roosevelt Avenue and 74th Street, near Broadway (distinct from Broadway in Manhattan).

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityNeighborhoods • (0) Comments • Tuesday, September 04, 2007 • Permalink