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 May 23, 2013
Bushwicker (inhabitant of Bushwick, Brooklyn)

"Bushwicker” is the name of an inhabitant of Bushwick, in the borough of Brooklyn. The name “Bushwicker” has been cited in print since at least 1929.

An inhabitant of Bushwick is also called a “Bushwickan” (infrequent) or a “Bushwickian.”


Wikipedia: Bushwick, Brooklyn
is a lower middle class neighborhood in the northern part of the New York City borough of Brooklyn. The neighborhood, formerly Brooklyn’s 18th Ward, is now part of Brooklyn Community Board 4. It is served by the NYPD’s 83rd Precinct and is represented in the New York City Council as part of Districts 34 and 37.

Bushwick is bound by Williamsburg to the west, East New York to the east, Bedford-Stuyvesant and Brownsville to the south, and Ridgewood, Queens to the north.[4] It is served by Postal Service zip codes 11207, 11221 and 11237. Bushwick was once an independent town and has undergone various territorial changes throughout its history.

Old Fulton NY Post Cards
24 August 1929, Newtown (NY) Register, pg. 8, col. 1:
Bill Hockenbury, former star twirler of the Bushwicks who beat the Farmers in both games he worked against the Glendalers also beat the Bushwickers two weeks ago, will pitch one of the games, with either Scheck of Jauss in the other game.

Old Fulton NY Post Cards
19 January 1941, Brooklyn (NY) Eagle, “Crowd in Grand Theater Went Wild! Good Old Williamsburg!”, pg. 12E, col. 6:
Being an old Williamsburger, or rather an old Bushwicker, I read with interest Harry Lewis’ story.

Google Books
Brooklyn USA:
The Fourth Largest City in America

By Rita Seiden Miller
Brooklyn, NY: Brooklyn College Press; New York, NY: distributed by Columbia University Press
1979
Pg. 79:
The Bushwickers were then being controlled ...

New York (NY) Times
The Worm and the Apple Bagged in Bushwick With an estimated 70 acres of vacant lot, the Brooklyn community of Bushwick is one of New York’s most dumped-on, and therefore rat-infested, neighborhoods. And for years all the residents did about it was to dump on the Department of Sanitation. Then last fall during a turbulent community meeting a city planning official suggested that trash and rats might yield if the community and Sanitation joined forces. The impressive result: ‘’Sanitation Awareness Week,’’ culminating with ‘’Bag It in Bushwick’’ day last Saturday.
Published: May 11, 1984
(...)
On Saturday 1,000 Bushwickers turned out to help push brooms and collect more than a million pounds of rubbish, while the police hauled off four dozen stripped and abandoned cars.

New York (NY) Sun
Bushwick Buzzing, but Not Quite Ready for Prime Time
Neighborhoods

By JULIA VITULLO-MARTIN, Special to the Sun | April 19, 2007
(...)
If so, it’s a trend full of ambivalence for some Bushwickers.

Bushwick BK
Brght Bushwickers May Lose Free School Rides
By BLAIRE BRIODY JANUARY 12TH, 2010
Though a few years ago the MTA was in the black and giving out $100 million in cut-rate rides, recent financial problems have forced the transit agency to raise rates and cut some service.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWorkers/People • Thursday, May 23, 2013 • Permalink