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 April 09, 2013
Little Necker (inhabitant of Little Neck, Queens)

"Little Necker” is the name of an inhabitant of Little Neck, in the borough of Queens. The name “Little Necker” has been cited in print since at least 1907.

A “Little Necker” should not be confused with a short person who likes “necking.”


Wikipedia: Little Neck. Queens
Little Neck is a upper middle class neighborhood of Queens, New York City, bordered on the north by Little Neck Bay and on the east by Great Neck in Nassau County. Due to this proximity to Nassau, Little Neck remains one of the most suburban-looking areas in New York City. The southern border is the Grand Central Parkway, and to the west is Douglaston. The Little Neck station is the easternmost New York City station on the Port Washington Branch of the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR). The neighborhood is part of Queens Community Board 11.

Little Neck is home to the busiest of approximately a dozen remaining railway grade crossings in New York City.

From the 1860s through the 1890s, small hard clams (quahogs) from Little Neck Bay were served in the best restaurants of New York and several European capitals. Eventually, the term “littleneck” or “littleneck clam” came to be used as a size category for all hard clams, regardless of origin.

30 January 1907, Boston (MA) Journal,
Little Neckers Big Tempered
In reply to the old question as to what is in a name, the residents of Little Neck, L. I., declare there is a lot of ridicule in it. Outsiders have been known to send mail addressed to “Rubber Neck, L. I.,” which reached them. They want the name of their village changed, they say it sounds too clammy, but the selectmen will not listen to anything like “Musselburg,” or “Shelltown,” or “Chowderville.”

Google News Archive
2 March 1911, Flushing (NY) Daily Times, “Gresser To Help Little Neck Get New School,” pg. 1, col. 2:
President Gresser was called to New York to attend a conference on transit, but he left Public Works Commissioner Walter Bunn to act for him and the commissioner told the committee of Little Neckers that the president would be guided by the suggestions which he would make.

5 July 1914, Miami (FL) Herald, “Stray Topics From Old New York,” second section, pg. 9, col. 2:
Believing that the name of Little Neck is too suggestive of a certain species of clam, residents of a community of that name over on Long Island have started an agitation to have ti changed. One of the leaders in the movement acts forth the sentiments of the Little Neckers as follows: ...

Gothamist
‘Tis the $ea$on for Christmas Trees
By Jen Chung in News on December 4, 2006 12:04 PM
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COMMENTS
Kevin Walsh
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Taking a look at the map, where...oh where...can you buy a Christmas tree outside of Manhattan, downtown Brooklyn, Park Slope and Williamsburg?

Maspethites, Arrocharians, Silver Beachers and Little Neckers want to know!

Google Books
One Hit Wonder
By Charles Carillo
New York, NY: Kensington Publishing Corporation
2010
Pg. 291:
But those qualities eluded a lot of other Little Neckers.

,a href="http://www.timesledger.com/stories/2011/19/at_biz_health_coach_20110505.html">Times Ledger (Queens, NY)/a>
May 12, 2011
Little Necker goes from Wall St. to coaching
By Connor Adams Sheets
Helen Anagnostos calls herself a “reformed Wall Streeter.”

The Little Neck MBA spent 20 years in finance before the economy tanked and she lost her job two years ago — six days before her last radiation treatment for breast cancer, which she has successfully beaten.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWorkers/People • Tuesday, April 09, 2013 • Permalink