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 January 19, 2005
Quisqueya Heights (Washington Heights)
Washington Heights (in upper Manhattan) has so many residents from the Dominican Republic that it is often called "Quisqueya Heights." "Quisqueya" is an informal nickname of the Dominican Republic.

5 August 1991, New York Times, pg. B3:
It is Sunday afternoon at the Tamboril Community Center in Washington Heights - ir, as people at the club call it "Quisqueya Heights," the name that Indians native to the Dominican Republic give their country.

29 October 2000, New York Times, pg. CY8:
Most students are Dominican-American, and hundreds move each year between Quisqueya, as the Caribbean nation is informally known, and Quiqueya Heights, the Dominican nickname for Washington Heights.
Posted by Barry Popik
Neighborhoods • (0) Comments • Wednesday, January 19, 2005 • Permalink