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 15, 2005
CityHawks, Dragons (arena football teams)
The CityHawks played in Madison Square Garden and briefly (1997-1998) represented New York City in arena football.

The New York Dragons (2000-present) currently represent "New York" in arena football, but they play in the Nassau Coliseum on Long Island.

http://www.newyorkdragons.com/afl101/aflhistory.html
1997, Teams in Nashville, New York, New Jersey and Portland make debut in 1997.

7 November 1996, New York Times, pg. B30:
DAVE CHECKETTS, president of the Garden, announced yesterday that the Garden would own the New York CityHawks, the 14th franchise in the league, which plays indoor football on a 50-yard field with eight players apiece on offense and defense.

14 October 1998, New York Times, pg. D7:
After two losing seasons and poor attendance at Madison Square Garden, the New York CityHawks of the Arena Football League are moving to Hartford.

1 November 2000, New York Times, pg. D6:
The owners of the Islanders are buying the Iowa Barnstormers of the Arena Football League for $7 million. The team will be brought to Long Island and renamed the Dragons.
Posted by Barry Popik
Sports/Games • (0) Comments • Sunday, May 15, 2005 • Permalink