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 Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from January 24, 2013
“Brooklyn Zoo” (1995)

“Brooklyn Zoo” is a single from the album Return to the 36 Chambers (1995) by hip-hop artist Ol’ Dirty Bastard (1968-2004)—the Brooklyn-born Russell Tyrone Jones. There is a Prospect Park Zoo in Brooklyn, but the title refers to the craziness of the borough.
The term “Brooklyn Zoo” has been used infrequently. A book was titled Brooklyn Zoo: The Education of a Psychotherapist (2012).
Wikipedia: Brooklyn Zoo
“Brooklyn Zoo” is the debut single of the American Hip-hop artist, Ol’ Dirty Bastard from the album, Return to the 36 Chambers. After the Wu-Tang Clan started releasing solo efforts, Ol’ Dirty Bastard was second behind Method Man to release a solo album with Return to the 36 Chambers. This is Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s 2nd highest charting single, behind Got Your Money.
Released February 3, 1995
OCLC WorldCat record
Return to the 36 chambers : the dirty version
Author: Ol’Dirty Bastard
Publisher: S.l. : Elektra, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Music CD : CD audio : English
Urban Dictionary
Brooklyn Zoo
Album of Ol’ Dirty Bastard a short time before his death. Also used as a term of endearment/rememberance/love towards him.
R.I.P. Dirt
Brooklyn Zoo Forever

by Alan Harris Jan 20, 2006
OCLC WorldCat record
Brooklyn zoo : the education of a psychotherapist
Author: Darcy Lockman
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : 1st ed
A New York City clinical psychologist documents the story of her stressful but exciting education in the face of institutional dysfunction, supervisor sabotage, and her conflicted feelings about her profession.

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