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 October 23, 2013
Buffalo: Nickel City (nickname)

Entry in progress—B.P.

Wikipedia: Buffalo, New York
Buffalo /ˈbʌfəloʊ/ is the second most populous city in the state of New York, after New York City. Located in Western New York on the eastern shores of Lake Erie and at the head of the Niagara River across from Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada, Buffalo is the seat of Erie County[4] and the principal city of the Buffalo-Niagara Falls metropolitan area, the largest in Upstate New York. Buffalo itself has a population of 261,310 (2010 Census) and the Buffalo–Niagara–Cattaraugus Combined Statistical Area is home to 1,215,826 residents.

Wikipedia: Buffalo nickel
The Buffalo nickel or Indian Head nickel was a copper-nickel five-cent piece struck by the United States Mint from 1913 to 1938. It was designed by sculptor James Earle Fraser.

OCLC WorldCat record
[WBFO gives me the blues. : Volume 4] Nickel City blues.
Author: WBFO (Radio station : Buffalo, N.Y.)
Publisher: [Buffalo, N.Y.] : WBFO, 2007.
Edition/Format: Music CD : CD audio : Blues : English

OCLC WorldCat record
Nickel city nights : erotic writing in Western New York
Author: Gary Earl Ross
Publisher: Buffalo, N.Y. : The Writer’s Den, ©2008.
Edition/Format: Book : Poetry : English
Database: WorldCat
Nickel City Nights is a collection of erotic writing--poetry and prose--from some of the finest writers in Buffalo and Western New York.

OCLC WorldCat record
Nickel City drafts : a drinking history of Buffalo, NY
Author: Dan Murphy
Publisher: Buffalo, N.Y. : Western New York Wares, ©2010.
Edition/Format: Book : English
Database: WorldCat
Western New York has always had a curious affinity for the drink. Buffalo was built by immigrants from strong social drinking cultures and became a brewing powerhouse. From the German immigrants in the Fruit Belt to the Irish in the Old First Ward, the consumption of alcohol has been part of the fabric of Buffalo. This is history as seen through a pint glass.

Posted by Barry Popik
Nicknames of Other PlacesNew York State • Wednesday, October 23, 2013 • Permalink