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 December 10, 2015
Cat Alley (Cannon Street)

Entry in progress—B.P.

Google Books
Report of the Council of Hygiene and Public Health of the Citizens Association of Nrw York Upon the Sanitary Condition of the City
New York, NY: D, Appleton and Company
1865
Pg. 179:
FOURTEENTH STREET—Stanton to Houston Streets. — ‘Cat Alley’ is the local designation of a group of dilapidated tenant-houses in an alley on Cannon Street. The alley is unpaved, and is excessively filthy. THis privy is a small and broken-down structure, covering only part of the vault, which is now full to almost overflowing. The inhabitants are degraded, both physically and socially.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityStreets • Thursday, December 10, 2015 • Permalink