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 08, 2013
Tremonter (inhabitant of Tremont, Bronx)

“Tremonter” is the name of an inhabitant of Tremont (and also East Tremont), in the borough of the Bronx. The name “East Tremonter” has been cited in print since at least 1887.
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.
Wikipedia: East Tremont, Bronx
East Tremont is a low income residential neighborhood located in west Bronx, New York City. It is part of Bronx Community Board 6. It borders, from the north and moving clockwise, East 183rd Street, Crotona Avenue, the Cross-Bronx Expressway and Webster Avenue. East Tremont Avenue is the primary thoroughfare through the neighborhood. ZIP codes include 10457, 10458, and 10460. The area is patrolled by the 48th Precinct located at 450 Cross Bronx Expressway. New York City Housing Authority property in the area is patrolled by P.S.A. 8 at 2794 Randall Avenue in the Throggs Neck section of the Bronx.
Old Fulton NY Post Cards
29 December 1887, New York (NY) Herald, “Boom for the Annexed District,” pg. 3, col. 6:
“I came here to buy a good deal, but the Tremonters have gone ahead of me.
Old Fulton NY Post Cards
15 December 1898, The Sunday Telegraph (New York, NY), “Commuters Are Busy Just Now,” pg. 1, coil. 5:
Doorkeepers Tuchey and Eaton, who punch the tickets of outgoing commuters, answer all sorts of conundrums about almost everything and mind the bundles of the men and women who have forgotten something and must chase after it before train time and then forget all about them , are becoming grayer by the day, because they have permitted Tremonters to carry off parcels belonging to White Plainers, or Woodlawnites to accumulate the Christmas presents of Tuckahoers.
Google Books
Mainstream Readings and Radical Critiques

Third Edition
By David Mermelstein
New York, NY: Random House
Pg. 131:
The grit — East Tremonters called it “fallout” — arose from the excavation in a continual fine mist.
Five Dollar Beer
SUNDAY, JULY 17, 2005
Today, Genevieve, Kerry and I went to Taste of Tremont, an annual celebration of the restaurants within Tremont, as well the neighborhood itself. I hesitate to say it was our last time going there, since I love it so much I would probably schedule a trip home, just to go. That said, I was filled with a little sadness, knowing it would be our last time as Tremonters. We took full advantage of it though.
Google Books
The Sacrificial Circumcision of the Bronx:
A Novel

By Arthur Nersesian
New York, NY: Akashic Books
Pg. 166:
“You’re actually paying rent?” gasped another East Tremonter, Pauline Kennedy.
The Daily Blague
Tuesday, August 16th, 2011
Up to the moment that the East Tremonters found new homes that they could afford to rent, their steps paralleled the doomed Jews’ of Eastern Europe.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWorkers/People • Monday, April 08, 2013 • Permalink

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