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 April 07, 2013
Greenwich Villager (inhabitant of Greenwich Village)

"Greenwich Villager” is the name of an inhabitant of Greenwich Village, in the borough of Manhattan. The name “Greenwich Villager” has been cited in print since at least 1887.

The term “Villager” (such as “East Villager") is often used. The Villager newspaper has been published in Greenwich Village since 1933.

Wikipedia: Greenwich Village
Greenwich Village often referred to in New York as simply “the Village”, is a largely residential neighborhood on the west side of Lower Manhattan in New York City. A large majority of the district is home to upper middle class families. Greenwich Village, however, was known in the late 19th to mid 20th centuries as an artists’ haven, the bohemian capital, and the East Coast birthplace of the Beat movement. What provided the initial attractive character of the community eventually contributed to its gentrification and commercialization.

The name of the village is Anglicized from the Dutch name Greenwijck, meaning “Pine District”, into Greenwich, a borough of London.

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April 1887, Scribner’s Magazine, “The Story of a New York House” by H. C. Bunner, pg. 421, col. 2::
They had not the bourgeois conservatism of the Greenwich villagers, which has held them in a solid phalanx almost to this very day; but still, in a way, they resented the up-town movement, and resisted it.

3 August 1893, New York (NY) Herald, pg. 10, col. 1:
Twenty Thousand Old Greenwich Villagers Had a Glorious Celebration.

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October 1899, The Bookman, “New York in Fiction” described and pictured by Arthur Bartlett Maurice, pg. 128, col. 1:
YEARS ago, in the days when — old New Yorkers tell us — the skies seemed to smile more brightly than they do now, when Lower Broadway was still a fashionable promenade, when the native Greenwich villager clung proudly and somewhat arrogantly to his birthright, and frivolous-minded young bucks gathered nightly in the Apollo rooms on Broadway near Canal Street ...

10 December 1903, The World (New York, NY), pg. 14, col. 3:
The Greenwich Villagers—Ghee! Wouldn’t that jar you?

Some Greenwich Villagers Keep Hospital Hopes Alive
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - 10:37 PM
By Fred Mogul : Reporter, WNYC News
Some Greenwich Village residents continue to lobby for a restored hospital in the area, 10 months after St. Vincent’s Medical Center closed.

Attention Greenwich Villagers! We’re sampling #KeVita at LifeThyme Natural Market in #NYC Greenwich Village. Come out 12pm-4pm!
8:45 AM - 29 Jan 13

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWorkers/People • Sunday, April 07, 2013 • Permalink