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 23, 2013
Troy: Laundryville (nickname)

Entry in progress—B.P.

Wikipedia: Troy, New York
Troy is a city in the US State of New York and the seat of Rensselaer County. Troy is located on the western edge of Rensselaer County and on the eastern bank of the Hudson River. Troy has close ties to the nearby cities of Albany and Schenectady, forming a region popularly called the Capital District. The city is one of the three major centers for the Albany-Schenectady-Troy Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), which has a population of 850,957. At the 2010 census, the population of Troy was 50,129. Troy’s motto is Ilium fuit, Troja est, which means “Ilium was, Troy is”.

13 November 1904, Philadelphia (PA) Inquirer, “Everybody’s Column: Nicknames of U. S. Cities,” pg. 8, col. 7:
Troy, N. Y., Laundryville.

Posted by Barry Popik
Nicknames of Other PlacesNew York State • Wednesday, October 23, 2013 • Permalink