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:
“A model railroad is never finished” (adage) (11/13)
“A model railway is never finished” (adage) (11/12)
“There’s no such thing as a routine traffic stop” (police adage) (11/12)
“Her (end of a date): We should have dinner again. Him: Thanks, but I’m full.” (11/12)
“Success is normally found in a pile of mistakes” (11/12)
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 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