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 July 18, 2004
Silk Stocking District
I live in the "Silk Stocking District" on the upper east side of Manhattan. The term is an old one, meaning wealthy people who dress expensively.


8 September 1895, New York Times, pg. 17:
Moreover, the "upper west side," which may properly be spoken of as a silkstocking district, is not enthusiastic in its support of Mr. Lamy.
Posted by Barry Popik
Neighborhoods • (0) Comments • Sunday, July 18, 2004 • Permalink