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 March 03, 2011
Hipchester (Williamsburg and Greenpoint)

"36 Hours in Brooklyn” by Sam Sifton in the February 10, 2011 New York (NY) Times coined a new nickname:

“7) A VISIT TO HIPCHESTER
Boutiques, coffee bars and restaurants continue to flourish in Williamsburg and Greenpoint, north Brooklyn’s youth-culture Marrakesh.”

“Hipchester” (hip + Westchester?) has had a mixed reception, with some liking it and some hating the nickname.


Wikipedia: Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Williamsburg is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, bordering Greenpoint to the north, Bedford-Stuyvesant to the south, Bushwick to the east and the East River to the west. The neighborhood is part of Brooklyn Community Board 1. The neighborhood is served by the NYPD’s 90th Precinct. In the City Council the western and southern part of the neighborhood is represented by the 33rd District; and the eastern part of the neighborhood is represented by the 34th District.

Many ethnic groups have enclaves within Williamsburg, including Hasidic Jews, Italians, Puerto Ricans, and Dominicans. It is also an influential hub for indie rock, hipster culture, and the local art community, all of which are associated with one of its main thoroughfares, Bedford Avenue. The neighborhood is being redefined by a growing population and the rapid development of housing and retail space.

Wikipedia: Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Greenpoint is the northernmost neighborhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. It is bordered on the southwest by Williamsburg at the Bushwick inlet, on the southeast by the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway and East Williamsburg, on the north by Newtown Creek and Long Island City, Queens at the Pulaski Bridge, and on the west by the East River.

New York (NY) Times
36 Hours in Brooklyn
By SAM SIFTON
Published: February 10, 2011
(...)
7) A VISIT TO HIPCHESTER
Boutiques, coffee bars and restaurants continue to flourish in Williamsburg and Greenpoint, north Brooklyn’s youth-culture Marrakesh.

Curbed NY
Sam Sifton’s Guide to Brooklyn: Don’t Forget to Visit Hipchester!
Friday, February 11, 2011, by Joey Arak
The New York Times Travel section has just unveiled its latest “36 Hours in...,” and this time the Gray Lady didn’t have to look far for inspiration. The foreign land being explored is Brooklyn (guess that would be a long trip for the paper’s Upper West Side base), and the travel guide is written by none other than the NYT’s chief restaurant critic, Sam Sifton.

Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York
Friday, February 11, 2011
*Everyday Chatter
(...)
COMMENTS
Kevin Walsh said…
“Hipchester?”
[Barfffffffffffffff]
Ok, got that out of my system.
http://www.forgotten-ny.com
February 11, 2011 1:07 PM

Flavorwire
The 6 Most Annoying Parts of NYT’s 36 Hours In Brooklyn
2:08 pm Sunday Feb 13, 2011 by Emily Temple
(...)
3. “7) A VISIT TO HIPCHESTER”
Really? We have nothing to say.

Twitter
“A Visit to Hipchester...” http://bit.ly/gBMWnt thank you New York Times, that is now in my vocabulary.
4:54 PM Feb 13th via TweetDeck
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