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 March 29, 2019
“Brooklyn looks like an ice skating dragon”

"Brooklyn looks like an ice skating dragon” was posted on Twitter by American writer and cartoonist Nathan W. Pyle on December 4, 2018, and again on Twitter on March 29, 2019. Pyle showed a map of the borough of Brooklyn, and then drew over it , showing that it resembled a dragon.

“If you look at it as facing right it’s like that same dragon is bending over after having dropped their shoe” was posted on Twitter by Ed Fenn on March 29, 2019, showing another drawing of Brooklyn.


Wikipedia: Brooklyn
Brooklyn (/ˈbrʊklɪn/) is the most populous borough of New York City, with an estimated 2,648,771 residents in 2017. Named after the Dutch village of Breukelen, it borders the borough of Queens at the western end of Long Island. Brooklyn has several bridge and tunnel connections to the borough of Manhattan across the East River, and the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge connects Staten Island. Since 1896, Brooklyn has been coterminous with Kings County, the most populous county in the U.S. state of New York and the second-most densely populated county in the United States, after New York County (which is coextensive with the borough of Manhattan).

Wikipedia: Nathan W. Pyle
Nathan W. Pyle (born June 12, 1982) is a New York Times bestselling writer and cartoonist living in New York City. In addition to his bestselling books, he is noted for creating the popular Strange Planet webcomic series, which according to Wired gained 250,000 followers on a dedicated Instagram account in 3 weeks.

Twitter
Nathan W. Pyle
@nathanwpyle
Brooklyn looks like an ice skating dragon
11:38 PM - 4 Dec 2018

Twitter
Nathan W. Pyle
@nathanwpyle
Brooklyn looks like an ice skating dragon
10:53 AM - 29 Mar 2019

Nathan W. Pyle
@nathanwpyle
I have tweeted about this before, but I just think it’s time we address this
10:55 AM - 29 Mar 2019

Nathan W. Pyle
@nathanwpyle
these islands are crucial to show the movement of the back leg which is why they were included in the borough
11:06 AM - 29 Mar 2019

Twitter
Ed Fenn
@EGTF
Replying to @nathanwpyle
If you look at it as facing right it’s like that same dragon is bending over after having dropped their shoe.
10:57 AM - 29 Mar 2019

Ed Fenn
@EGTF
Replying to @EGTF @nathanwpyle
I can’t draw so I gave it a rough shot of what I mean.
11:07 AM - 29 Mar 2019

Twitter
Nathan W. Pyle
@nathanwpyle
More Nathan W. Pyle Retweeted Nathan W. Pyle
Several valid theories I have been sent on who the Brooklyn dragon is:

- Ord from Dragon Tales
- Dragonite from Pokémon
- Broadway from Gargoyles
- Sparky (NY Islanders)
- the dragon that retired because of how hot Bruno Mars had become Nathan W. Pyle added,

Nathan W. Pyle
@nathanwpyle
Brooklyn looks like an ice skating dragon
6:09 PM - 29 Mar 2019

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityNames/Phrases • Friday, March 29, 2019 • Permalink