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 April 09, 2013
College Pointer (inhabitant of College Point, Queens)

“College Pointer” is the name of an inhabitant of College Point, in the borough of Queens. The name “College Pointer” has been cited in print since at least 1906.
“College Pointer” creates some confusion with the lowercase “college pointer” (tips for attending college).
Wikipedia: College Point, Queens
College Point is a working-middle-class neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens. It is located north of Flushing on Flushing Bay and the East River and is part of the Queens Community Board 7. Willets Point Boulevard and the Whitestone Expressway are often the neighborhood’s approximate boundaries with Flushing and Whitestone. The 109th precinct NYPD serves College Point. College Point is a diverse community, mostly residential with some industrial areas.
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Google News Archive
11 June 1906, Flushing (NY) Daily Times, “College Point Boys Defeated,” pg. 1, col. 5:
Neither did their trainer Mr. Frank nor Mr. Delemain but the enthusiastic College Pointers were not so conservative.
Google News Archive
23 June 1906, Flushing (NY) Daily Times, “Notes From College Point,” pg. 1, col. 5:
Both young men are College Pointers and have many friends and their partnership is likely to be successful.
Times Ledger
May 18, 2000
To The Point: Honoring College Pointers from babies to grandparents
By Sabina Cardali
Times Ledger (Queens, NY)
October 3, 2002
College Pointers battle illegal house of worship
By Alexander Dworkowitz
College Point residents have started a petition against a church that opened up illegally in the College Point Corporate Park about a month ago.
The Queens Gazette (Queens, NY)
‘College Point’ Shows People Behind Neighborhood History
Lederer notes in “Serving the Community” that College Pointers have a longstanding drive to serve the community they call home—the town had three Medal of Honor winners who served in the Civil War, and six of the nine residents of College Point who died at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 were members of the New York City Fire Department.
Queens Crap
Hotel plan for College Point
WTF said…
a hotel? . . . wtf?
look at it this way College Pointers / Whitestoners - you now have yet another reason to leave NY.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWorkers/People • Tuesday, April 09, 2013 • Permalink

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