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.

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Entry from October 13, 2004
SpaHa (Spanish Harlem)
"SpaHa" is a new term for "Spanish Harlem."

SoHo! SpaHa! Get it?

PUERTO RICO HERALD: Return of Puerto Ricans Revives Spanish Harlem As a result, voguish restaurants and cafes have popped up, including La Fonda Boricua,
Dinerbar and SpaHa (a Soho-like coinage for Spanish Harlem). ...
http://www.puertorico-herald.org/issues/ 2003/vol7n37/ReturnPRsRevives-en.shtml - 14k - Cached - Similar pages

nerdgirl: 2003.08
... 14.8.03. okay. awhile back my roomies and i were discussing the whole soho, noho,
boho thing and jokingly i said what's next calling spanish harlem "spaha"? ...
slutpuppi.blogspot.com/ 2003_08_01_slutpuppi_archive.html - 55k - Cached - Similar pages

15 August 1933, Los Angeles Times, pg. 2:
15 August 1933, Washington Post, pg. 1:
New York, Aug. 14 (AP)--...
Senor Del Pino, who was struck in the jaw by one of the invaders, would not enter a complaint to the police and the group of young anti=Machado Cubans carted the bust in a truck to "Spanish Harlem," for a celebration.

12 March 1939, New York Times, pg. 96:
They, too, like Juan and Elena and countless others in Spanish Harlem, are looking forward to the day when they can return to their homeland.

20 June 1940, New York Times, pg. 28:
She wound up with "Manhattan Silhouettes," her impressions of the circus, Spanish Harlem, the WPA, and the World's Fair.

Posted by Barry Popik
Neighborhoods • (0) Comments • Wednesday, October 13, 2004 • Permalink