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

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Entry from April 12, 2013
Ozone Parker (inhabitant of Ozone Park, Queens)

"Ozone Parker” is the name of an inhabitant of Ozone Park, in the borough of Queens. The name “Ozone Parker” has been cited in print since at least 1897.

Wikipedia: Ozone Park, Queens
Ozone Park is a middle class neighborhood located in the southwestern section of the New York City borough of Queens bordering Woodhaven, Richmond Hill, South Ozone Park, Howard Beach, and City Line, Brooklyn. Different parts of the neighborhood are covered by Queens Community Board 9 and 10.

The northern border is Atlantic Avenue; the southern border is South Conduit Avenue, and the eastern border is 108th Street. The western border is the county line with Brooklyn (mostly along Ruby and Drew Streets). It is the home of the Aqueduct Racetrack, a popular spot for Thoroughbred racing.

Old Fulton NY Post Cards
17 August 1897, New York (NY) Press, pg. 1, col. 1:
Old Ozone Parkers were so furious that they remained as far as possible from the railroad station for fear of committing suicide.

Old Fulton NY Post Cards
13 December 1930, Long Island (NY) Daily Press, pg. 2, col. 5:

Google News Archive
4 January 1958, The News And Courier (Charleston, SC), “New York City Schools Are Still Segregated,” pg. 5-A, col. 5:
Supreme Court or no Supreme Court, Ozone Parkers don’t want Negroes and Puerto Ricans from the Rockaway slums in Ozone Park schools and don’t intend to have them.

Google Books
The best Italian food in New York City

By Jack Robertiello
Montpelier, VT: Invisible Cities Press
Pg. 159:
But to find an authentic group-dining scene where three generations of Italian Americans routinely celebrate promotions and engagements, Ozone Parkers go to Don Peppe, an Italian American mainstay located in a quiet residential neighborhood near Aqueduct Racetrack that serves giant platters of enormous portions and good vibrations.

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Commentary by Stuart W. Mirsky
Ozone Parkers Eric Ulrich and Rosemary Duffy both lost their races in 2005, but not before nearly unseating the incumbents.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWorkers/People • Friday, April 12, 2013 • Permalink