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.

Recent entries:
Torpedo Soup (Malaysian bull’s penis soup) (2/17)
Khachapuri (Georgian cheese-filled bread) (2/17)
“Did you hear about the carpenter who drank too many screwdrivers? He got hammered” (2/17)
“Did you hear about the carpenter who drank on the job? He got hammered” (2/17)
Wok Chi (wok energy) (2/16)
More new entries...

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z


Entry from May 03, 2018
Convention City (New Orleans nickname)

New Orleans began hosting many national conventions in the 1890s and in the early 1900s. “New Orleans Is a Convention City” was a headline in The Daily Picayune (New Orleans, LA) on May 4, 1899. “... and it ought to be but a short time before New Orleans will be known as the ‘Convention City of America’” was printed in The Times-Democrat (New Orleans, LA) on October 14, 1908.

New Orleans: The Convention City and Gateway to Panama (1914) was published by the Convention and Tourist Bureau, New Orleans Association of Commerce. “New Orleans as ‘The Convention City of America’ is coming into its own” was printed in the New Orleans (LA) Item on October 23, 1914. “There are many reasons why New Orleans is the convention city of America” was printed in The Times-Picayune on September 16, 1934.

Other New Orleans nicknames include “America’s Most Interesting City,” “Baghdad-on-the-Bayou,” “Big Crescent,” “Big Easy,” “Big Greasy,” “Big Sleazy,” “Birthplace of Jazz,” “Chocolate City,” “Chopper City,” “City of a Million Dreams,” “City That Care Forgot,” “City That Forgot to Care,” “Crawfish Town,” “Creole City,” “Crescent City,” “Gateway of the Mississippi Valley,” “Gumbo City,” “Hollywood South,” “Jump City,” “Mardi Gras City,” “Metropolis of the South,” “N’Awlins,” “Nerlins,” “No Orleans” (after Hurricane Katrina), “NOLA,” “Northernmost Banana Republic,” “Northernmost Caribbean City,” “Old Swampy,” “Paris of America,” “Queen City,” “Saint City” and “Sweet Lady Gumbo.”


Wikipedia: New Orleans
New Orleans (/njuː ˈɔːrli.ənz, -ˈɔːrˈliːnz, -ˈɔːrlənz/, or /ˈnɔːrlənz/; French: La Nouvelle-Orléans [la nuvɛlɔʁleɑ̃]) is a major United States port and the largest city and metropolitan area in the state of Louisiana.

4 May 1899, The Daily Picayune (New Orleans, LA), pg. 9, col. 3:
NEW ORLEANS IS A CONVENTION CITY.
The B’nai B’rith Meets in the Delightful City Next Year.

6 May 1902, The Daily Picayune (New Orleans, LA), pg. 15, col. 6:
NEW ORLEANS IS THE CONVENTION CITY.
Southern Wholesale Druggists Meet Here This Week.

1 September 1902, The Daily Picayune (New Orleans, LA), sec. 2, pg. 13, col. 6:
NEW ORLEANS AS A CONVENTION CITY.
Its Many Attractions and Advantages Being Recognized,
By All the Important Bodies of the Country,
Many of Which Will Meet Here This Year.


14 October 1908, The Times-Democrat (New Orleans, LA), pg. 13, col. 4:
SEEK TO SECURE CONVENTION.
Grain Dealers’ National Association May Meet Here.
(...)
“... and it ought to be but a short time before New Orleans will be known as the ‘Convention City of America.’”

OCLC WorldCat record
The convention city for the tourist : New Orleans, gateway to Panama, Central America, Europe, South America, Cuba, Mexico
Author: New Orleans Conventions and Tourist Bureau.
Publisher: New Orleans : The Bureau, [19--?]
Series: SOLINET/ASERL Cooperative Microfilming Project (NEH PS-20317), SOL MN01293.14 ALM.
Edition/Format: Book Microform : Microfilm : Master microform : English

OCLC WorldCat record
The land of romance : New Orleans, the convention city ...
Author: New Orleans Conventions and Tourist Bureau.
Publisher: New Orleans : The Bureau, [19--?]
Edition/Format: Print book : English

OCLC WorldCat record
New Orleans, old and new.
Author: William Allen
Publisher: [New Orleans] Convention and tourist Bureau, New Orleans Association of commerce, ©1914.
Edition/Format: Print book : English
Notes: Cover title: New Orleans, the convention city and gateway to Panama.

23 October 1914, New Orleans (LA) Item, “Two More Conventions to Be Held Here Soon,” pg. 2, col. 5:
New Orleans as “The Convention City of America” is coming into its own.

21 November 1915, Detroit (MI) Free Press, sec. 3, pg. 10, col. 8:
NEW ORLEANS IS CONVENTION CITY
President Piper Announces Choice of National Real Estate Body.

OCLC WorldCat record
OUR CONVENTION CITY. SANDY SEES NEW ORLEANS I
Author: &NA;
Edition/Format: Article Article : English
Publication: Southern Medical Journal, v17 n7 (192407): 543

16 September 1934, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, LA), sec. 3, pg. 10, col. 1:
CONVENTIONS
There are many reasons why New Orleans is the convention city of America.

OCLC WorldCat record
New Orleans, the Convention City.
Edition/Format: Article Article : English
Publication: American journal of public health and the nation’s health, 1936 May; 26(5): 540-5

3 August 1968, The Louisiana Weekly (New Orleans, LA), “Socially Speaking” by Barbara Nelson, sec. 2, pg. 2, col. 1:
NEW ORLEANS has truly become known as “convention city.”

14 April 1997, New Orleans CityBusiness (Metairie, LA), “Gulf coast tourism and hotel boom nipping at N.O. market” by James Slaton, pg. 1:
He’s right about New Orleans being a convention city. Last year, the city played host to 1.4 million delegates at 3,108 conventions and meetings. Nearly half of the $3.5 billion that visitors spend annually in New Orleans is generated by convention delegates, who spent $1.7 billion in 1996, according to figures from the New Orleans Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau.

OCLC WorldCat record
New Orleans. The Convention City and Gateway to Panama : Guidebook 1914.
Author: William Allen; Adam Matthew Digital (Firm),
Publisher: Marlborough, Wiltshire : Adam Matthew Digital, 2016.
Edition/Format: eBook : English

Posted by Barry Popik
Nicknames of Other PlacesBig Easy, City That Care Forgot (New Orleans nicknames) • Thursday, May 03, 2018 • Permalink