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 23, 2013
Bushwickian (inhabitant of Bushwick, Brooklyn)

"Bushwickian” is the name of an inhabitant of Bushwick, in the borough of Brooklyn. The name “Bushwickian” has been cited in print since at least 1909.

An inhabitant of Bushwick is also called a “Bushwickan” (infrequent) or a “Bushwicker.”


Wikipedia: Bushwick, Brooklyn
is a lower middle class neighborhood in the northern part of the New York City borough of Brooklyn. The neighborhood, formerly Brooklyn’s 18th Ward, is now part of Brooklyn Community Board 4. It is served by the NYPD’s 83rd Precinct and is represented in the New York City Council as part of Districts 34 and 37.

Bushwick is bound by Williamsburg to the west, East New York to the east, Bedford-Stuyvesant and Brownsville to the south, and Ridgewood, Queens to the north.[4] It is served by Postal Service zip codes 11207, 11221 and 11237. Bushwick was once an independent town and has undergone various territorial changes throughout its history.

Old Fulton NY Post Cards
13 September 1909, New York (NY) Press, “Cook’s Trophies Billed Seattle,” pg. 8, col. 1:
In the meantime each Bushwickian family is marking off spaces on their floors that might be the proper location for the pelt of a polar bear and the picture of grandmother has been taken from parlor portieres to provide the most available spot for a pair of walrus tusks.

13 June 1920, New York (NY) Times, “Child Study Set to Ragtime” by Benajamin De Casseres, sec. X, pg. 3, col. 4:
This last ked to a terrific uproar, in which U. X. Tank withdrew with his forces to the Poker Penetralium of Pete the Barber’s, which every Bushwickian knows.

New York magazine
4/5/07 at 9:10 AM
We’re All West Bushwickians Now
The Battle of West Bushwick rages on, with Bushwick coffee shop Wyckoff Starr staking a claim for a clearly-in-Williamsburg address as part of the new — and heretofore nonexistent — neighborhood. Coney Island, watch your back. —Kelley Hoffman

New York (NY) Times
Manhattan Calling
By MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM
Published: May 8, 2009
ANDREW BAISLEY described himself as a “cheerleader for Brooklyn” — at least until a month ago, when the proud Bushwickian decided to take a peek at the Manhattan rental market.

Twitter
David Holmes
@holmesdm
Real Bushwickians eat at - oh forget it RT @ericsundy: Bill and Hillary Clinton ate at Roberta’s yesterday. You know, that place in Bushwick
12:26 PM - 24 Sep 12

THe New York Observer (New York, NY)
On the Market: Bushwickians Clash Over Midnight Bar Curfew; London Conversions Claim Office Space; Fancy Doormen Duds
By Kim Velsey 4/03/2013 9:27am
Hipsters and old-timers clash over Bushwick’s proposed midnight bar curfew. [Daily News]

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