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 17, 2005
Long Island: “Longuyland”
"Longuyland" appears to have been coined by "Cholly Knickerbocker" in the New York Journal and American, about 1938. "Cholly Knickerbocker" was Maury Paul.

Champagne Cholly:
The Life and Times of Maury Paul
by Eve Brown
New York: E. P. Dutton & Company
1947

Pg. 62:
Let us look at a brief lexicon:
(...)
Long Island: Longuyland.

6 July 1938, Nevada State Journal, pg. 12, col. 1:
...most of our sympathy went out to those who were compelled to sojourn at the elaborate country estates on what Mr. Cholly Knickerbocker calls Longuyland.
("The Brighter Side" by Damon Runyon - ed.)

3 September 1938, New York Herald Tribune, pg. 12:
...what Maury Paul is pleased to call 'Longuyland'...
("This New York" by Lucius Beebe - ed.)

18 July 1942, New York Times, pg. 13, col. 5:
MAURY PAUL, NOTED
AS SOCIETY WRITER
"Cholly Knickerbocker" of The
Journal and American for
25 Years Is Dead at 52

Posted by Barry Popik
New York State • (0) Comments • Sunday, April 17, 2005 • Permalink