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. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from September 09, 2004
Crooklyn
"Brooklyn," in hip-hop language. It's not a particularly flattering nickname.

Spike Lee's 1994 film with this title probably didn't coin the name, but certainly popularized it. "Crooklyn" is still used today, but is somewhat rare.



2 April 1993, Frederick (MD) Post, pg. C-2, col. 1:
HOLLYWOOD - Spike Lee gets a go-ahead for his next project, "Crooklyn, N. Y.," due to film this July in New York City.


24 April 1994, New York Times, pg. 60:
...Spike Lee's new film, "Crooklyn," which opens in May.
Posted by Barry Popik
Neighborhoods • (0) Comments • Thursday, September 09, 2004 • Permalink