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 November 25, 2004
Kingsmen, Bridges (Brooklyn College teams)
Brooklyn College is in Kings County. The team nickname was "Kingsmen." But what do you call the women's teams?

In the 1990s, the nickname was changed to "Bridges."

22 October 1933, New York Times, pg. S3:
The Kingsmen registered four first downs against Manhattan's fourteen.

29 January 1939, New York Times, pg. S2:
The Brooklyn College Kingsmen captured their sixth victory tonight when they defeated the St. Anselm Hawks 48-25, on the Hawk court.

1 December 1991, Boston Globe, "Eagles greet - and defeat - Brooklyn," pg. 100:
The other thing that became evident was that the Texas, er Brooklyn, Kingsmen were not going to play the patsies for BC, which slugged out a 29-19 halftime lead after going 13 of 30 from the field and committing 11 of its 22 overall turnovers.

12 April 1997, Newsday (Queens edition), pg. A33:
"We were rusty," Vargas said. "I was glad Brooklyn College was competitive. That helped us focus."

Brooklyn showed up at 5 p.m. for the semifinals, which finished just 30 minutes before the championship game.

As for the Bridges, their 15-8, 6-15, 17-15, 15-6 semifinal loss was a tough end to a 10-15 season.

http://www.kingsmannews.com/?module=displaystory&story_id=1248&format=html
April 18, 2005 Edition
Well, What's in a name
By Felicia Inniss
Associate Editor
A rumor has been circulating, suggesting that BC's athletic teams will no longer be known as the Bridges, but that the moniker, which was initially given will be changed to something a bit more threatening.

The college of Staten Island has the Dolphins, Hunter College has the Hawks and Medgar Evers has the Cougars. Do these names represent the colleges that identify with them? Perhaps they do, but what does "the Bridges" say about Brooklyn College?

Posted by Barry Popik
Education/Schools • (0) Comments • Thursday, November 25, 2004 • Permalink