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 September 24, 2011
Little Ghana (Mount Hope, Bronx)

“Little Ghana” is a nickname for the Mount Hope (in Tremont) section of the Bronx. The nickname was popularly used in the media in June 2010, when the African nation of Ghana defeated the United States in soccer’s World Cup. “Little Ghana” has been cited in print since at least 2001.
University Heights in the Bronx has been called “Little Accra” after Accra, the capital and largest city of Ghana.
Wikipedia: Tremont, Bronx
Tremont is a low income residential neighborhood geographically located in the west Bronx, New York City. The neighborhood is part of Bronx Community Board 5. Its boundaries, starting from the north and moving clockwise are: East 183rd Street to the north, Webster Avenue to the east, the Cross-Bronx Expressway to the south, and the Jerome Avenue to the west. The Grand Concourse is the primary thoroughfare through Tremont. The local subway is the IND Concourse Line (B D), operating along the Grand Concourse. Zip codes include 10453 and 10457. The area is patrolled by the 46th Precinct located at 2120 Ryer Avenue within Tremont.
Rather than having come from a colonial settlement, the name “Tremont” was invented by a postmaster in the 1800s, derived from the three (“tre”) neighborhoods of Mount Eden, Mount Hope, and Fairmount in the west-central Bronx.
The Cross Bronx Expressway bisects Tremont, by design of developer Robert Moses.
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From: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2001 03:53:39 CST
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Subject: Digest for .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), issue 618
Our African brothers and sisters are doing it now (little Ghana up in Bronx New York).
Bronx Princess
September 21, 2009
Screening Bronx Princess in the “Little Ghana” neighborhood of the Bronx was very important to us. We wanted families in the community to see the story of their daughters and sons in the film.
Time magazine
U.S. vs. Ghana: Moment of Decision for Ghanaian-Americans
By Sean Gregory Friday, June 25, 2010
Despite this relatively bullish outlook on the country, many Ghanaians aggressively seek opportunities abroad. There are some 100,000 immigrants from Ghana living in the United States. Many Ghanaian-Americans have settled in a “Little Ghana” neighborhood just north of Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. Along 174th Street near the Cross Bronx Expressway, for example, a West African grocery store and barbershop form the core of the Bronx Little Ghana.
Wall Street Journal
JUNE 27, 2010, 2:43 P.M. ET.
In Little Ghana, a Big Celebration
In the days before the 2010 World Cup began, Akwasi Fofie had a vision. The graphic designer from Ghana, who immigrated to the United States in 1994, created a T-shirt of President Barack Obama facing Ghana president John Atta Mills, with the flags of the two countries crossed on the back. He tucked the shirt away in his Juju box, part of a sacred shrine for his Ashanti religion, and then he prayed.
Saturday morning he lifted the lid of the box and tugged the shirt over his rotund frame. And late Saturday afternoon, he stood in the middle of the street in the Bronx’s Little Ghana and he danced.
WNYC—The Brian Lehrer Show
The New Littles: Explore The Data and Map
Check Out The Census Data and Map and Add Your Notes

Thursday, June 02, 2011 - 06:00 AM
By John Keefe / Jody Avirgan : Producer, Brian Lehrer Show and It’s A Free Country
Canarsie Brooklyn=“Little Haiti” (probably due to the earthquake)
Glendale Queens=“Little Germany”
Mount Hope Bronx=“Little Ghana”
Steinway area Queens=“Little Greece”
Richmond Hill Queens=“Little Guyana”
Jun. 10 2011 12:37 PM

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityNeighborhoods • Saturday, September 24, 2011 • Permalink

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