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 July 30, 2006
Brooknam (Brooklyn + Vietnam)

Brooknam (Brooklyn + Vietnam) has been a hip-hop nickname for rough and tumble Brooklyn since 1997-98. Brooklyn has been gentrified in the 2000s, however; the nickname doesn’t really fit and is seldom used.


Urban Dictionary
brooknam
a slang word for brooklyn, NY
goin to brooknam
by jay dee Mar 31, 2004

Wikipedia: List of City Nicknames in the United States
Brooklyn:
The City of Churches
The City of Trees
BK
Brooknah
Brooknam
Bucktown
Crooklyn
Medina
The planet

Google Groups: alt.graffiti
From:  PapaEs - view profile
Date:  Sat, Jul 18 1998 12:00 am

Hey,
I wear my Guardian Angels beret with a racoon tail off the back so you know I’m a butch bombadier.  You can peep my performance art piece called “Sucker Ducks are outta luck” at the intersection of Gates ave and Bedford ave in Bed Stuy Brooknam.

(Trademark)
Word Mark BROOKNAM ENTERTAINMENT INC.
Goods and Services (ABANDONED) IC 016. US 002 005 022 023 029 037 038 050. G & S: Posters; printed materials, namely, a series of non-fiction books about fashion, entertainment, popular culture, photography, social issues and charity; personal diaries, and souvenir programs concerning a musical tour; non-magnetic encoded telephone calling cards; party supplies, namely, paper napkins, paper gift wrap, paper party decorations and printed invitations; desk supplies, namely, pencils, pens, erasers, notebooks, desk sets, letterhead stationery business cards, post cards and envelopes. FIRST USE: 19970219. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19991207
Mark Drawing Code (3) DESIGN PLUS WORDS, LETTERS, AND/OR NUMBERS
Design Search Code 07.11.01 - Bridges; Drawbridges
16.01.05 - Albums, record; Compact discs (CDs); Digital versatile discs or digital video discs (DVDs); DVDs; Phonograph records; Record albums; Records, phonograph
Serial Number 75902267
Filing Date January 24, 2000
Current Filing Basis 1B
Original Filing Basis 1B
Published for Opposition October 10, 2000
Owner (APPLICANT) Brooknam Entertainment, Inc. CORPORATION NEW YORK 1414 East 84th Street Brooklyn NEW YORK 112365128
Disclaimer NO CLAIM IS MADE TO THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO USE “ENTERTAINMENT INC.” APART FROM THE MARK AS SHOWN
Description of Mark Design of a partial bridge with a record depicting the sun and the words “BROOKNAM ENTERTAINMENT, INC.”
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator DEAD
Abandonment Date December 30, 2002

(Trademark)
Word Mark BROOKNAM
Goods and Services IC 025. US 022 039. G & S: Clothing; namely; T-shirts, pants, shorts, jackets, sweatshirts, sweatpants, shirts, belts, vest, hats, caps and shoes. FIRST USE: 19980219. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19980219
IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S: Music publishing services; videotape, CD, motion picture film, audio tape and record production; live musical performances by a musical group. FIRST USE: 19980219. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19980219
Mark Drawing Code (1) TYPED DRAWING
Design Search Code
Serial Number 75822298
Filing Date October 13, 1999
Current Filing Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1B
Published for Opposition May 2, 2000
Registration Number 2764604
Registration Date September 16, 2003
Owner (REGISTRANT) Brooknam Entertainment, Inc. CORPORATION NEW YORK c/o Paul Jean 1414 East 84th Street Brooklyn NEW YORK 11236
Type of Mark TRADEMARK. SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityNeighborhoods • Sunday, July 30, 2006 • Permalink