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 September 08, 2004
City of Churches (Brooklyn)
The Brooklyn Daily Eagle is digitized from the very beginning (1841), and we can see clearly how the nickname developed for that city/borough.

15 April 1843, Brooklyn Daily Eagle, pg. 2:
Baltimore, already known as the City of Monuments, bids fair to shine also as the City of Churches.

6 March 1844, Brooklyn Daily Eagle, pg. 2:
THE CITY OF CHURCHES. Such, in time, will be the distinctive appellation of Brooklyn. At present we can boast of more church edifices than any other city, of like proportions, in the Unites States, if not in the world; and "the cry is still, they come."

2 July 1844, Brooklyn Daily Eagle, pg. 2:
...this is the only congregational society yet formed in our city of churches,
15 November 1845, Young America, Brooklyn Correspondence, pg. 3:
FRIEND EVAN -- Just step over here and take a view of our great city. Although, like myself, I know you are not over fond of these sores on the body politic, (and this so callled city of churches is the 7th one by the way,) yet you will find much to amuse, instruct, and edify you, as these are many things to be seen here.

Posted by Barry Popik
Neighborhoods • (1) Comments • Wednesday, September 08, 2004 • Permalink


go ! go ! you have a nice post ..

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