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

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Entry from December 21, 2020
“The Central Park Zoo should be named ‘Zoo York‘“

Could New York City’s Central Park Zoo have a better name? “Zoo York” is the name of a subway tunnel that runs under the Central Park Zoo.

“The Central Park Zoo should be named “Zoo York” #missedopportunity - @Ben Freedman” was posted on Twitter by Chad o September 2, 2017. “Who’s bright idea was it to call it Central Park Zoo and not Zoo York?” was posted on Twitter by Leslie Brooks on December 21, 2020.


Wikipedia: Central Park Zoo
The Central Park Zoo is a 6.5-acre (2.6 ha) zoo located at the southeast corner of Central Park in New York City. It is part of an integrated system of four zoos and one aquarium managed by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). In conjunction with the Central Park Zoo’s operations, the WCS offers children’s educational programs, is engaged in restoration of endangered species populations, and reaches out to the local community through volunteer programs.

Wikipedia: Zoo York
Zoo York is a style and social philosophy inspired by the New York City graffiti art subculture of the 1970s. Its name originates from a subway tunnel running underneath the area of the Central Park Zoo. This tunnel, called the Zoo York Tunnel, or simply “Zoo York,” was a haunt of very early “old school” graffiti writers who hung out with the hippies around the Central Park Bandshell in the late 1960s and 1970s.

Twitter
EmmyOK
@emmyoksa
Apparently they’ve a zoo in Central Park but it’s called The Central Park Zoo and not Zoo York, what the actual fuck?
2:18 PM · Jul 6, 2016·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Chad
@chadgingrich
The Central Park Zoo should be named “Zoo York” #missedopportunity -
@Ben Freedman
3:01 PM · Sep 2, 2017·Hootsuite

Twitter
Leslie Brooks
@Leslie_Annie
Who’s bright idea was it to call it Central Park Zoo and not Zoo York?
10:52 AM · Dec 21, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityNames/Phrases • Monday, December 21, 2020 • Permalink