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 Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from June 12, 2005
Dolphins (College of Staten Island teams)
The College of Staten Island calls its athletic teams the "Dolphins." No one knows why.

20 February 1979, New York Times, pg. C10:
And, during the nine games that make up the City University of New York championship tournament, the Dolphins of Staten Island will learn if they can add the tournament title to their regular-season league crown.

27 January 1982, New York Times, "Good Things Happening at Staten Island" by Malcolm Moran, pg. B9:
The Dolphins, who have a 13-1 record going into tonight's game at Queens College, were not about to wait for the envelope this week.
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Dr. Volpe was an academician, not a basketball fan, when Staten Island Community College, a two-year school, and Richmond College were combined to form a new four-year school in 1976.
Posted by Barry Popik
Education/Schools • (0) Comments • Sunday, June 12, 2005 • Permalink