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 17, 2005
Haircut Street (Pell Street)
I couldn't find historical citations for "Haircut Street," but if our tourism website says it's so, then it must be.

http://www.nycvisit.com/content/index.cfm?pagePkey=1195
Pell Street is nicknamed "Haircut Street" because of a multitude of barber and beauty shops. There's a Buddhist temple here that's mainly for visitors; locals often opt for quieter temples.

28 January 1998, New York Times, pg. B3:
At right, barbers on Pell Street had their hands full.
Posted by Barry Popik
Streets • (0) Comments • Tuesday, May 17, 2005 • Permalink