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 06, 2013
Tribecan (inhabitant of Tribeca, Manhattan)

“Tribecan” is the name of an inhabitant of Tribeca (Triangle Below Canal Street), in the borough of Manhattan. The name “Tribecan” has been cited in print since at least 1980.
Wikipedia: Tribeca
Tribeca (sometimes stylized as TriBeCa, pronounced /traɪˈbɛkə/) is a neighborhood in Lower Manhattan, New York City. Its name is an acronym from “Triangle below Canal Street”; the triangle is properly bounded by Canal Street, West Street, Broadway, and Vesey Street. The neighborhood is home to the Tribeca Film Festival.
Wiktionary: Tribecan
(comparative more Tribecan, superlative most Tribecan)
1. Of or pertaining to the Tribeca region in Manhattan, USA.
(plural Tribecans)
1. A native or inhabitant of Tribeca.
10 September 1980, New York (NY) Times, “Tribeca by Night” by John Corry, pg. C23:
This is a subtle distinction, but it is dear to Tribecans. By definition, Tribecans live in lofts.
Google Books
31 October 1983, New York magazine, pg. 42, col. 3:
Accordingly, Le Saint has been getting not TriBeCans but Upper East Siders.
Google Books
The Restaurants of New York
1985 Edition

By Seymour Britchky
New York, NY: Simon & Schuster
Pg. 27:
To achieve first rank, it attempted what all real TriBeCans attempt—to be what the world did not at all expect.
Eater—New York
Tribecan Concerned about ‘Roving Firebomb’ Food Trucks
Thursday, April 14, 2011, by Amanda Kludt
Question: is this just one overly worried helicopter parent type or the beginning of a widespread fallout from the propane tank explosion on Monday at the Frites ‘n’ Meats truck?
Tribeca Citizen
Seen & Heard: Studying Tribecans

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWorkers/People • Saturday, April 06, 2013 • Permalink

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