A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from October 03, 2017
Old Swampy (New Orleans nickname)

The American animated sitcom The Simpsons had an episode of spinoffs, “The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase,” season 8, episode 24, that first aired on May 11, 1997. The first show, Chief Wiggum P.I., was based on New Orleans:

“CHIEF WIGGUM: Ah, New Orleans. The Big Easy. Sweet Lady Gumbo. Old...Swampy.”

Many parts of New Orleans are at or below sea level. The nickname “Old Swampy” has only infrequently been used.

Other New Orleans nicknames include “America’s Most Interesting City,” “Baghdad-on-the-Bayou,” “Big Crescent,” “Big Easy,” “Big Greasy,” “Big Sleazy,” “Birthplace of Jazz,” “Chocolate City,” “Chopper City,” “City of a Million Dreams,” “City of Yes,” “City That Care Forgot,” “City That Forgot to Care,” “Convention City,” “Crawfish Town,” “Creole City,” “Crescent City,” “Gateway of the Mississippi Valley,” “Gumbo City,” “Hollywood South,” “Jump City,” “Mardi Gras City,” “Metropolis of the South,” “N’Awlins,” “Nerlins,” “No Orleans” (after Hurricane Katrina), “NOLA,” “Northernmost Banana Republic,” “Northernmost Caribbean City,” “Paris of America,” “Queen City,” “Saint City,” “Silicon Bayou,” “Silicon Swamp” and “Sweet Lady Gumbo.”


Wikipedia: New Orleans
New Orleans (/njuː ˈɔːrli.ənz, -ˈɔːrˈliːnz, -ˈɔːrlənz/, or /ˈnɔːrlənz/; French: La Nouvelle-Orléans [la nuvɛlɔʁleɑ̃]) is a major United States port and the largest city and metropolitan area in the state of Louisiana.

The population of the city was 343,829 as of the 2010 U.S. Census. The New Orleans metropolitan area (New Orleans–Metairie–Kenner Metropolitan Statistical Area) had a population of 1,167,764 in 2010 and was the 46th largest in the United States.
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Elevation
New Orleans was originally settled on the natural levees or high ground, along the Mississippi River. After the Flood Control Act of 1965, the US Army Corps of Engineers built floodwalls and man-made levees around a much larger geographic footprint that included previous marshland and swamp. Over time, pumping of nearby marshland allowed for development into lower elevation areas. Today, a large portion of New Orleans is at or below local mean sea level and evidence suggests that portions of the city may be dropping in elevation due to subsidence.

Wikipedia: The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase
“The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase” is the twenty-fourth episode of the eighth season of The Simpsons. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on May 11, 1997. The episode centers on fictional pilot episodes of non-existent television series derived from The Simpsons, and is a parody of the tendency of networks to spin off characters from a hit series. As such it includes references to many different TV series. The first fictional spin-off is Chief Wiggum P.I., a cop-drama featuring Chief Wiggum and Seymour Skinner.

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“The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase”
Season 8 / Episode 24 (1:56)
VIEW EPISODE
AH, NEW ORLEANS.
THE BIG EASY.
SWEET LADY GUMBO.
OLD… SWAMPY.

Watch The Simpsons Season 8 Episode 24
(At 1:50.—ed.)

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Paul Nosov
11/20/00
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Ah, New Orleans.  The Big Easy.  Sweet Lady Gumbo.  Old ... Swampy
-- Chief Wiggum, settling into his new town, “The Simpsons Spinoff Showcase”

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August Jackson‏
@8of12
Getting some laundry done and my things together to fly to New Orleans tomorrow.  The Big Easy Sweet Lady Gumbo!  Old Swampy!
10:14 PM - 10 Jan 2009

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Patrick Lindsey‏
@BullManUGA
New Orleans, aka Old Swampy.
8:34 PM - 31 Jan 2016

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RØ$$ GÅBŘIELÎ‏
@CassiusKing85
“Ah, New Orleans. The Big Easy! Sweet Lady Gumbo! Ol’ ...Swampy”
@MartyDome11 @Lana_Pham hope u two have fun in NOLA
6:56 PM - 13 Jul 2016

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Dadbod Billionaire‏
@DreamHostBrett
Ah, New Orleans. The Big Piss. Satan’s Breadbasket. Old Swampy. Please do not let me die here.  #HostingCon
6:40 PM - 23 Jul 2016

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Aaron/Naraox‏
@AarontheWise
Wiggum: Ah, New Orleans. Lady Gumbo, Party Town, Old...Swampy. #simpson #EverySimpsonsEver
5:49 PM - 2 Sep 2016

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