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 April 03, 2017
Wyoming: Gaslight Village (nickname)

Entry in progress—B.P.

Wikipedia: Wyoming, New York
Wyoming is a village in Wyoming County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the village has a total population of 513.

The Village of Wyoming lies within the Town of Middlebury by the eastern town line. Wyoming is located on New York State Route 19.

History
The Village of Newell’s Settlement was founded in 1809. It was later renamed to “Wyoming” in 1829, to be incorporated in 1875. It was one of the earliest locations where natural gas was developed. While the field was never a large producer, it still provides gas for the village streetlights and some homes to this day. The downtown historic district is known as the “Gaslight Village.”

NYup.com
What’s in a name? 14 cool nicknames for Upstate New York towns, cities
By Chuck D’Imperio | Contributing writer
Updated March 27, 2017
Posted March 27, 2017
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Wyoming: “New York’s Original Gaslight Village”
This little community, located in Western New York in the county of the same name, was actually built over an early natural gas field. Even today many of the village’s streetlamps and lights are lit by the flickering of natural gas flames. The historic downtown district is known as “Gaslight Village.”

Posted by Barry Popik
Nicknames of Other PlacesNew York State • Monday, April 03, 2017 • Permalink