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 July 18, 2013
Lamping (Lampin’)

Entry in progress—B.P,

Urban Dictionary
Lampin
verb: To just chill back and relax while being totally unproductive
“Said she’s just lampin, chillin on campus” - Kanye West -
by Mark Dec 12, 2004

Google Books
Gettin’ Our Groove On:
Rhetoric, Language, And Literacy For The Hip Hop Generation

By Kermit Ernest Campbell
Detroit, MI: Wayne State Univ. Press
2005
Pg. 16:
That’s evident in the various synonyms for even the most common terms like chillin’ (which can also be lampin’, ...

Google Books
Slang:
The Topical Dictionary of Americanisms

By Paul Dickson
New York, NY: Walker Publishing Company, Inc.
2006
Pg. 178:
lampin’, Hip.

New York (NY) Post
A to Z: Deadly slang by gangs of New York
By BRAD HAMILTON
Last Updated: 2:56 PM, October 28, 2012
Posted:  12:55 AM, October 28, 2012
(...)
Lampin’: A term for hanging out under a street-light, usually where drugs are sold. “That’s what kids do — that’s their turf, their territory,” says Savelli. Dates back to the 1960s.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityNames/Phrases • Thursday, July 18, 2013 • Permalink