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 03, 2017
Lockport: Lock City (nickname)

Entry in progress—B.P.

Wikipedia: Lockport (city), New York
Lockport is a city in Niagara County, New York, United States. The population was 21,165 at the 2010 census. It is so-named from a set of Erie Canal locks within the city. Lockport is the county seat of Niagara County and is surrounded by the town of Lockport. It is part of the Buffalo–Niagara Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area.
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The Erie Canal was supplanted by the larger New York State Barge Canal in 1918, and the famous south “flight of five” locks was replaced by two much larger locks E34 and E35. The north “flight of five” lock chambers still remains as a spill way.
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Nickname(s): The Lock City

NYup.com
What’s in a name? 14 cool nicknames for Upstate New York towns, cities
By Chuck D’Imperio | Contributing writer
Updated March 27, 2017
Posted March 27, 2017
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Lockport: “Lock City”
Lockport was a key terminus along the Erie Canal. One of the great hurdles in creating the canal was found here in the Niagara Escarpment, a wall of limestone which needed to be overcome. Since no single lock could handle this, a series of five locks, one on top of each other, was built to get boats up and over the escarpment and on their way to Buffalo. This “Flight of Five” was the greatest engineering marvel of the Erie Canal and still attracts thousands of visitors to the “Lock City” annually.

Posted by Barry Popik
Nicknames of Other PlacesNew York State • Monday, April 03, 2017 • Permalink