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.

Recent entries:
“Cowboys go ‘yee haw’ and ninjas go ‘hee yaw‘“ (1/26)
“I wish people were as passionate about regulating their government…” (1/25)
“Life isn’t about finding yourself. It’s about creating yourself” (1/25)
“Oreos are the peasant version of macarons” (1/25)
“Why did the marble countertop leave the kitchen?"/"It was tired of being taken for granite.” (1/25)
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Entry from April 27, 2006
LoMo (Lower Morningside Heights)
LoMo (Lower Morningside Heights) is another new one to the endless stream of neighborhood nicknames.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006
The Rise of SoHa and LoMo
When I was a wee freshman I told my parents - eager to move to the city once my brothers were at college - that they should consider investing in LoMo. A name I invented myself, LoMo (or Lower Morningside Heights) is "that void" between 96th and 110th, the area that's not quite the Upper West Side and not close enough to Columbia for most students to venture to regularly. The area is safe, but it was visibly different - plenty of 99 cent stores, buildings being demolished, abandoned storefronts, you name it. They didn't listen. On Saturday Jon and I were walking down Broadway in LoMo to get to Indus Valley - the best Indian restaurant in walking distance - and he stopped, turned to me, and said "damn, you were right." The neighborhood really has gotten a face lift.

Posted by Barry Popik
Neighborhoods • (0) Comments • Thursday, April 27, 2006 • Permalink