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 May 27, 2011
Bedford Hill (Bed-Stuy + Clinton Hill)

Entry in progress—B.P.

The Brooklyn Paper
May 13, 2011
New names help Brooklyn grow
By Lanishia Goodwin
I believe that Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries’s proposal is extreme. Renaming neighborhoods is smart, strategic, and allows for expansion.

Giving areas new neighborhood names is a symbol of embrace. For instance, when the boundary of Bedford-Stuyvesant was pushed to Nostrand Avenue, the result was a merger of Clinton Hill and Bed-Stuy into the area now affectionately known as Clinton-Stuy, or, conversely, Bedford Hill, a moniker that new businesses in the area even use (just look at the Bedford Hill coffee shop on Franklin Avenue).

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityNeighborhoods • (0) Comments • Friday, May 27, 2011 • Permalink