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 July 12, 2004
Beep (Borough President)
"Beep" means Borough President; there are five, or one for each borough. The term is a take-off on "Veep" (Vice President) and, probably, that popular World War II vehicle, the "Jeep."

This is my earliest citation:

21 October 1952, Ken (Brooklyn College student newspaper), pg. 5, col. 1:
...Borough President John Cashmore..."Beep" Cashmore.




Posted by Barry Popik
Workers/People • (0) Comments • Monday, July 12, 2004 • Permalink