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 December 21, 2011
Manhattanite (inhabitant of Manhattan)

A “Manhattanite” is an inhabitant of the borough of Manhattan. “Manhattanite” has been cited in print since at least 1807, well before Manhattan became a borough of New York City in 1898.

The names of inhabitants of other boroughs include “Bronxite” (the Bronx), “Brooklynite” (Brooklyn) and “Staten Islander” (Staten Island).  The borough of Queens does not have a standard name for the people who live there, but both “Queenser” and “Queensite” have been used.


Wikipedia: Adjectivals and demonyms for cities
New York New Yorkers ("Gothamites"/"Knickerbockers")
• The Bronx Bronxites, Bronxers
• Brooklyn Brooklynites (archaic: “Trolley Dodgers")
• Manhattan Manhattanites
• Queens Queensites
• Staten Island Staten Islanders

Wikipedia: Manhattan
Manhattan (/mænˈhætən/) is the oldest and the most densely populated of the five boroughs of New York City. Located primarily on the island of Manhattan at the mouth of the Hudson River, the boundaries of the borough are identical to those of New York County, an original county of the state of New York. The borough and county consist of Manhattan Island and several small adjacent islands: Roosevelt Island, Randall’s Island, Wards Island, Governors Island, Liberty Island, part of Ellis Island, Mill Rock, and U Thant Island; as well as Marble Hill, a very small area on the mainland bordering the Bronx. The original city of New York began at the southern end of Manhattan, expanded northwards, and then between 1874 and 1898, annexed land from surrounding counties.

The County of New York is the most densely populated county in the United States, and one of the most densely populated areas in the world, with a 2010 population of 1,585,873 living in a land area of 22.96 square miles (59.5 km2), or 69,464 residents per square mile (26,924/km²). It is also one of the wealthiest counties in the United States, with a 2005 personal income per capita above $100,000. Manhattan is the third-largest of New York’s five boroughs in population, and its smallest borough in land area.

Manhattan is a major commercial, financial, and cultural center of both the United States and the world. Anchored by Wall Street in Lower Manhattan, New York City vies with the City of London as the financial capital of the world and is home of both the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. Many major radio, television, and telecommunications companies in the United States are based here, as well as many news, magazine, book, and other media publishers.

Manhattan is home to many famous landmarks, tourist attractions, museums, and universities. It is also home to the United Nations Headquarters. It is the center of New York City and the New York metropolitan region, hosting the seat of city government and a large portion of the area’s employment, business, and entertainment activities. As a result, residents of New York City’s other boroughs such as Brooklyn and Queens often refer to a trip to Manhattan as “going to the city”, despite the comparable populations between those boroughs.

13 January 1807, Republican Watch-Tower (New York, NY), pg. 3, col. 3:
Now it came to pass that one John, an old soldier and servant of his country, was appointed inspector of wood, for the Manhattanites.

OCLC WorldCat record
Manhattanite.
Author: Manhattan College.
Publisher: New York.
Edition/Format:  Journal, magazine : English

OCLC WorldCat record
Minimalists, Moralists and Manhattanites
Author: Thomas DePietro
Edition/Format:  Article : English
Publication: The Hudson Review, Autumn, 1986, vol. 39, no. 3, p. 487-494
Database: JSTOR

OCLC WorldCat record
FORUM SPA - Ryall Porter Architects designs the Sanctuary Spa, a serene retreat for over-stressed Manhattanites in SoHo.
Publisher: [New York, N.Y. : Interior Design Division of Whitney Communications Corp.,
Edition/Format:  Article : English
Publication: Interior design. 69, no. 1, (1998): 42
Database: ArticleFirst

New York (NY) Times
F.Y.I.
By COLIN MOYNIHAN
Published: September 19, 1999
Queenslanders?
Q. There are well-known names for inhabitants of four boroughs: Manhattanites, Brooklynites, Bronxites and Staten Islanders. But what are residents of Queens called?

A. There has never been a popular name to describe those residents, said Dr. Jon Peterson, a professor of history at Queens College who has taught the history of the borough. ‘’People in Queens think of themselves in terms of their neighborhoods,’’ Dr. Peterson said, noting that when the boroughs were created in 1898, Queens lacked the natural boundaries of Manhattan and Staten Island and the pre-existing identities of Brooklyn and the Bronx. Queens incorporated a group of independent towns, and those separate identities are still reflected in today’s postal zones. To this day, letters must be addressed to Flushing or Astoria, rather than simply to Queens.

“Part of the issue might be awkward phrasing,’’ Dr. Peterson said. ‘’Something like Queensites or Queensians just doesn’t sound right.’’

OCLC WorldCat record
Manhattanites , the.
Author: Belay
Publisher: [S.l.] : Xlibris Corp, 2004
Edition/Format:  Book : English

City-Data Forum
Infamous92
09-20-2009, 12:02 PM
What Borough Do You Live In?
Are you a Manhattanite, Brooklynite, Staten Islander, Bronxite or a Queens(er/ite?)?

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWorkers/People • Wednesday, December 21, 2011 • Permalink