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 23, 2004
N.Y.C.
The Oxford English Dictionary's March 2004 revision contains my 1869 entry as the earliest for the initials "N.Y.C." representing New York City. "N.Y." is far more common.; "N.Y., N.Y." had also been used.

From the Oxford English Dictionary:

1869 E. H. GILLETT (title) Sermon on the character and labors of the late Rev. Jeremiah S. Lord, D.D. Pastor of the Reformed Church, Harlem, New York City Preached in the Harlem Presbyterian Church, *N.Y.C.


If anyone's visiting the New York Botanical Gardens, please see if this bibliographic record checks out:

Title: NYC plantsman's ledger, 1793-1795
Author(s): Woodburn, Elisabeth. ; Fortieth anniversary catalog.
Year: 1793-1795
Description: 1 case ; 36 cm.
Language: English
Abstract: Contains ledger of anonymous plantsman in New York City covering dates Mar. 11, 1793 to May 26, 1796. On front and back cover: "Day book". Also contains Fortieth anniversary catalog : a tribute to American horticulture / Elisabeth Woodburn, from whom the ledger was purchased; description on p. 28-29.
SUBJECT(S)Descriptor: Ornamental plant industry -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 18th century -- Sources.
Gardening -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 18th century -- Sources.
Named Person: Long, Charles R. (Charles Robert), 1936-Note(s): Title from spine of case./ Holograph./ "Given in memory of Charles R. Long, Librarian, New York Botanical Garden, 1972-1986"--Cover of case.Class Descriptors: LC: SB443.35.N4
Other Titles: New York City plantsman's ledger, 1793-1795.
Document Type: Book
Entry: 20010727Update: 20010730Accession No: OCLC: 47661215
Database: WorldCat




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