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
Canarsien (inhabitant of Canarsie, Brooklyn)

"Canarsien” is the name of an inhabitant of Canarsie, in the borough of Brooklyn. The name “Canarsien” has been cited in print since at least 1936.

The Canarsie Courier newspaper uses the name “Canarsien” very frequently.


Wikipedia: Canarsie, Brooklyn
Canarsie (/kəˈnɑrsi/ kə-NAR-see) is a middle class residential and commercial neighborhood in the southeastern portion of the borough of Brooklyn, in New York City, United States. The area is part of Brooklyn Community Board 18.

Canarsie, which includes the entire 11236 ZIP code, is bordered on the east by Fresh Creek Basin, East 108th Street, and the BMT Canarsie Line (L train) to Linden Boulevard; on the north by Linden Boulevard; on the west by Remsen Avenue to Ralph Avenue and the Paerdegat Basin; and on the south by Jamaica Bay. Canarsie also neighbors East Flatbush, Flatlands, Mill Basin, Bergen Beach, and East New York. Canarsie is patrolled by the NYPD’s 69th Precinct. Canarsie is also served by Engine 257, Ladder 103 of the FDNY.

Old Fulton NY Post Cards
22 June 1936, New York (NY) Post, “Wake of the News” by Archer Winsten, sec. 2, pg. 1, col. 1:
“We Canarsiens do not resent your comments.”

9 February 1990, Newsday (Long Island, NY), “Racial Strife Marks Canarsie’s History"By Rita Giordano:
Like Wilfred and Agnes Phillips, a black couple whose newly purchased home was torched yesterday, and the Canarsiens who preceeded them for decades.

Canarsie Courier
2000-12-21
“Cease & Desist” Meeting’s A Dud
By Marsha Sereno
(...)
Senior citizen and former Canarsien Lillian Sutschek shared the horror story of her dealings with an unscrupulous realtor in Canarsie during the period before the cease and desist order went into effect.

New York (NY) Post
Canarsiens seeing double over double-parking tix
By Helen Klein
From Courier-Life
Last Updated: 2:25 PM, October 12, 2009
Posted: 12:00 PM, October 12, 2009
Canarsiens are tired of being ticketed.

Canarsie Courier
2013-01-10
Canarsiens Are NOT Going To Be Having Fries With That!
By Dara Mormile
Residents who enjoyed swinging by the McDonald’s Restaurant at 1467 Rockaway Parkway and Conklin Avenue can no longer enjoy a quick bite before they head home or to the subway station.

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