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.

Recent entries:
Entry in progress—BP20 (4/21)
Entry in progress—BP19 (4/21)
Entry in progress—BP18 (4/21)
Entry in progress—BP17 (4/21)
Entry in progress—BP16 (4/21)
More new entries...

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z


Entry from November 02, 2021
The Clays (Barclays Center nickname)

The Barclays Center is a multi-purpose indoor arena in Brooklyn, and the home of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets and the WNBA’s New York Liberty in professional basketball. Barclays Center has been nicknamed “The Clays.”
 
Barclays Center opened on September 21, 2012. “Celtics taking on the Nets tonight. See you at the #Clays #NBA #Brooklyn” was posted on Twitter by #kidslovecamo on November 15, 2012. “Boxing is in the building #Showtime #theClay #GarciavsSalka @ Barclays Center” was posted on Twitter by Anthony Amezquita on August 9, 2014. “Isles & Nets championships #TheClays #THEMECCA #DinwiddieakatheMessiah” was posted on Twitter by Swaggy Zee on January 18, 2019. “They are idiots lol. Ill be at the clays every game” was posted on Twitter by Rique on November 14, 2020.
 
“The Clays” nickname was popularized on October 22, 2021, when Brooklyn Nets player Kevin Durant said it in a post-game interview. “Kevin Durant refers to Barclays Center as ‘The Clays.’ That’s a first for me. Reminds me of The Barclays golf tournament” was posted on Twitter by Alex Schiffer at 10:46 p.m. on October 22, 2021. “Kevin Durant called Barclays Center, “The ‘Clays” tonight” was posted on Twitter by Billy Reinhardt at 10:49 p.m. “#TheClays love it” was posted on Twitter by Rich King at 10:53 p.m. “‘Next we got a young, athletic team in Charlotte coming to the ‘clays, so we gotta keep that intensity.’ - @KDTrey5” was posted on Twitter by Nets Smoothies at 10:54 p.m.
 
“If that man calls it ‘the Clays’ then dammit it’s the Clays ! It’s his building and can call it whatever the hell he wants ! #NetsWorld #TheClays” (with a brief clip of Kevin Durant using the term) was posted on Twitter by Migz del Brigade on October 23, 2021. “Indeed a HISTORIC meeting at The Clays” was posted on Twitter by Joe Tsai (the team owner of the Brooklyn Nets) on October 26, 2021.
 
“Maybe KD is sending out recruitment smoke signals to Klay Thompson” was posted on Twitter by Gee #ScaryChipSeason on October 23, 2021. Klay Thompson was a teammate of Kevin Durant on the Golden State Warriors from 2016 until 2019.
 
   
Wikipedia: Barclays Center
Barclays Center is a multi-purpose indoor arena in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. The arena is home to the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association and the New York Liberty of the Women’s National Basketball Association. The arena also hosts concerts, conventions and other sporting and entertainment events.
         
Twitter 
#kidslovecamo
@kidslovecamo
Celtics taking on the Nets tonight. See you at the #Clays #NBA #Brooklyn http://youtu.be/7L21uZPAeBk
3:58 PM · Nov 15, 2012·Twitter Web Client
     
Twitter
Anthony Amezquita
@Ant_Bklyn718
Boxing is in the building #Showtime #theClay #GarciavsSalka @ Barclays Center http://instagram.com/p/rfJd6wCSYw/
1:56 PM · Aug 9, 2014 from New York, NY·Instagram
 
Twitter
Swaggy Zee
@ZeeWeeee
Isles & Nets championships #TheClays #THEMECCA #DinwiddieakatheMessiah
10:08 PM · Jan 18, 2019·Twitter for iPhone
 
Twitter 
Rique
@CoolidgeRique
Replying to @GiantsKing129 and @BrooklynNets
They are idiots lol. Ill be at the clays every game
6:44 PM · Nov 14, 2020·Twitter for iPhone
   
Twitter
Alex Schiffer
@Alex__Schiffer
Kevin Durant refers to Barclays Center as ‘The Clays.’ That’s a first for me. Reminds me of The Barclays golf tournament.
10:46 PM · Oct 22, 2021·TweetDeck
 
Twitter
Billy Reinhardt
@BillyReinhardt
Kevin Durant called Barclays Center, “The ‘Clays” tonight.
10:49 PM · Oct 22, 2021·Twitter for iPhone
     
Twitter
Rich King
@GiantsKing129
#TheClays love it
10:53 PM · Oct 22, 2021·Twitter for iPhone
 
Twitter
Nets Smoothies
@NetsSmoothies
“Next we got a young, athletic team in Charlotte coming to the ‘clays, so we gotta keep that intensity.” -
@KDTrey5
10:54 PM · Oct 22, 2021·Twitter for iPhone
           
Twitter
Tragic Johnson
@BuckOverboard
@KDTrey5 #TheClays is the new home turf slogan Flexed biceps
10:55 PM · Oct 22, 2021·Twitter for Android
 
Twitter
Migz del Brigade
@mgbushwick1
If that man calls it “the Clays” then dammit it’s the Clays ! It’s his building and can call it whatever the hell he wants ! #NetsWorld #TheClays
(A brief clip of Kevin Durant using the term is shown.—ed.)
9:10 AM · Oct 23, 2021·Twitter for iPhone
   
Twitter
Gee #ScaryChipSeason
@Gee_NYCee
Replying to @Alex__Schiffer
Maybe KD is sending out recruitment smoke signals to Klay Thompson
9:12 AM · Oct 23, 2021·Twitter for iPhone
 
Twitter
Migz del Brigade
@mgbushwick1
We back tomorrow!!!  Can’t wait !!! #NetsWorld #TheClays
@BrooklynNets @barclayscenter
12:47 PM · Oct 23, 2021·Twitter for iPhone
 
Twitter
Bruce
@RuFan130
Replying to @BrooklynNets
#Clays
8:53 PM · Oct 23, 2021·Twitter for iPhone
 
Twitter
NetsWorld.org
@NetsWorldOrg
The ‘Clays.
We dig it, @KDTrey5
Available at: http://netsworld.org
Kevin Durant and Ace
9:14 PM · Oct 24, 2021·Twitter for iPhone
 
Twitter
Joe Tsai
@joetsai1999
Indeed a HISTORIC meeting at The Clays. I look forward to our next Summit at Camp Garden. Heard the new refurbishment is real nice.
Quote Tweet
Dolan J. Trump
@Dolan_J_Trump
· Oct 25
HISTORIC bilateral meetings yesterday with @joetsai1999 (actually a nice guy). I would rather take a political risk in pursuit of peace, than to risk peace in pursuit of politics.
11:08 AM · Oct 26, 2021·Twitter for iPhone
     
Twitter
Jeri Tsai
@JeriTsaiNets
Replying to @joetsai1999
So its official? We’re calling Barclays the Clays now?
11:09 AM · Oct 26, 2021·Twitter for Android
     
Twitter
Migz del Brigade
@mgbushwick1
KD said it and our owner approved it so the The Clays it shall be
@joetsai1999 @KDTrey5 #NetsWorld #Clays
(A photo shows “CLAYS CENTER.”—ed.)
11:23 AM · Oct 26, 2021·Twitter for iPhone
 
NetsDaily
Homestand continues as Nets host Heat at ‘The ‘Clays’
By Net Income Oct 26, 2021, 8:02pm EDT
(...)
And what’s this about “The ‘Clays,” the new nickname for Barclays Center? Kevin Durant started calling the Brooklyn arena “the ‘Clays” last week and then Joe Tsai did the same on Tuesday in a most unlikely venue, so to speak. Well, together they “own” the building! So at least for now, “The ‘Clays” it is.
     
Reddit—GoNets
Posted by u/FajitaTits October 27, 2021
“The Clay’s”
Can we not?
 
Twitter
Brooklyn Nets
@BrooklynNets
Morning reps at The Clays
Kevin Durant and LaMarcus Aldridge
12:07 PM · Oct 27, 2021·Twitter Web App
 
Twitter
James Warden¹³
@LordHardenBeard
Replying to @Redzfan2 and @talkin_nets
The Clays sounds and looks better than the garden!
2:49 PM · Oct 31, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CitySports/Games • Tuesday, November 02, 2021 • Permalink


Commenting is not available in this channel entry.