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 August 24, 2015
“Manhattan of the South” (Brickell in Miami, Florida)

Entry in progress—B.P.

Wikipedia: Brickell
Brickell (/ˈbrɪkəl/ brik-əl) is an urban neighborhood in Miami, Florida, United States. A neighborhood of greater Downtown Miami, Brickell is Miami and South Florida’s major financial district.

Brickell was settled in the modern era in the mid-1800s by early pioneers, growing to become Miami’s “Millionaire’s Row” in the early 1900s after the construction of lavish mansions along Brickell Avenue by Mary Brickell. By the 1970s, office towers, hotels and apartments began replacing the historic mansions. Today, Brickell has grown to overtake the city’s historic central business district to the north, as one of the largest financial districts in the United States. With a fast-growing residential population, Brickell is one of Miami’s fastest-growing as well as its most dense neighborhood, with a 2010 population of about 31,000.[1]

Brickell has a large concentration of wealthy Argentine, Colombian, Cuban, Nicaraguan and Venezuelan residents. Many work in the neighborhood’s financial and trade sectors, or live in Brickell part-time.

Miami (FL) Sun Times
Miami’s Brickell nicknamed ‘Wall Street South’ by Forbes
WRITTEN BY SHAMONTIEL VAUGHN POSTED: 05/09/2015, 11:00AM
New York City has Wall Street, and Charlotte, North Carolina has Bank of America’s headquarters. But Miami has a sweet spot when it comes to banking culture, too, and it’s called Brickell. Locals may be more familiar with it than outsiders, but Forbes recently highlighted the Florida neighborhood.
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On Brickell‘s official site, it gives itself the nickname “Manhattan of the South,” confirming that “200,000 people come to work in Brickell, which is home to the largest concentration of international banks in the United States.”

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityNeighborhoods • Monday, August 24, 2015 • Permalink