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.

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Entry from April 04, 2013
Baysider (inhabitant of Bayside, Queens)

"Baysider” is the name of an inhabitant of Bayside, in the borough of Queens. The name “Baysider” has been cited in print since at least 1911. The Baysider is also the name of a publication at Bayside High School.


Wikipedia: Bayside, Queens
Bayside is a largely upper middle class neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens. When analyzing comparable detached homes throughout the United States, CNN Money ranked Bayside as one of the most expensive housing markets nationally. Despite its large housing stock of free-standing homes, it nationally ranks high to very high in population density These homes give the neighborhood a similar feel to other wealthy Queens neighborhoods such as Douglaston and Little Neck. The neighborhood is part of Queens Community Board 11.

6 August 1911, Washington (DC) Post, pg. 4, col. 7:
From the New York American.
According to traditions out at Bayside, Long Island, ....
(...)
This was convincing enough to make the Baysiders send out their warning.

11 April 1915, New York (NY) Times:
... but F. Cent, another Baysider, came in with second honors, ...

OCLC WorldCat record
The Baysider : an official publication of the Bayside high school.
Author: Bayside High school (New York, N.Y.)
Publisher: Bayside, N.Y. : The high school, 1936-
Edition/Format: Journal, magazine : Periodical : English

Google Books
New York City Guide
By Federal Writers’ Project
New York, NY: Random House
1939
Pg. 572:
A majority of Baysiders were Tories during the Revolution, and as such were twice attacked by whaleboat parties of raiders from New Rochelle.

6 February 1944, Richmon (VA) Times-Dispatch, “Sideshow of Radio,” pg. D-7, col. 6:
The nation’s shrinking fleet of cab drivers, harried by gas and mileage limitations, could ad a sizable sum to their weekly pay envelopes by following the lead of a certain cabbie in Bayside, L. I.

Between rush hours, the cabbie serves as a portable radio station at regular meter rates for Baysiders whose radios have gone dead and who like to listen to their favorite programs without imposing on neighbors.

Bayside-Douglaston Patch
IRS Owes $$ to 15 Baysiders
Check the list to see if you’re one of the lucky 15

By Lori Gross
November 20, 2010
The IRS is looking for the 15 Baysiders (named below) who — for a change— they actually own money to.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWorkers/People • Thursday, April 04, 2013 • Permalink