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 August 03, 2005
Carnaval Del Boulevard
The Carnaval Del Boulevard is a Dominican festival that takes place on St. Nicholas Avenue (Juan Pablo Duarte Boulevard). Mayoral candidates attended the sixth annual Carnaval in 2005, showing the growing importance of this festival.

28 July 2005, Manhattan Times, pg. 11:
This year, the famous Dominican producer and television personality Rafael Coplan de los Santos will join the festivities as King of the Carnaval. After the parade along the boulevard, organizers have planned a festival where local artists can perform and that will include music and vendors at W. 193rd Street.

The 6th Annual Carnaval Del Boulevard is Sun., July 31 from noon to 8 p.m. starting at W. 170th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue (AKA Juan Pablo Duarte Boulevard).

1 August 2005, New York Times, pg. B3:
''Every person makes choices and that was his choice,'' she said, marching at the Carnaval del Boulevard in the heavily Dominican neighborhood of Washington Heights in Manhattan. Earlier, Ms. Fields received an endorsement from a group of livery cab drivers, many of them Latino.
(...)
Ms. Fields, Representative Anthony D. Weiner and Gifford Miller, the Council speaker, all attended services at predominantly black churches, in addition to other events. Mr. Ferrer -- not to mention Mr. Bloomberg -- also attended the Carnaval del Boulevard.

Posted by Barry Popik
Holidays/Events/Parades • Wednesday, August 03, 2005 • Permalink


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