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 September 11, 2007
RAMBO (Right After Manhattan Bridge Overpass)

RAMBO (Right After the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) is similar to DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass). In 2005, RAMBO (suggested by Heath Binder and Adam Wills) won a Curbed.com neighborhood nickname contest called ‘Hoodwinked.


Wikipedia: RAMBO, Brooklyn
RAMBO (an acronym for “Right After the Manhattan Bridge Overpass") is a small neighborhood in Downtown Brooklyn. Its borders are Flatbush Avenue Extension, Tillary Street and the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE). The only eatery in RAMBO is a 24-hour McDonald’s. RAMBO used to be part of Vinegar Hill until the 1950s, when the construction of the BQE effectively isolated it from surrounding areas.

Urban Dictionary
R.A.M.B.O.
An area in downtown Brooklyn, N.Y. near Vinegar Hill. It is an acronym for “Right After the Manhattan Bridge Overpass”. The name is an offshoot of the more popular term D.U.M.B.O., an acronym for “Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass”.
Unable to find an affordable apartment in D.U.M.B.O., Richard was forced to look several blocks east in R.A.M.B.O.
by James Weinheimer New York, NY May 12, 2006

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RAMBO aka Right After the Manhattan Bridge Overpass, NYC / 20070818.850SD.IS.0531 / SML

Curbed.com
Posted on June 17, 2005 11:31 AM
‘Hoodwinked Finalist #10: RAMBO
Name: RAMBO Submitted By: Heath Binder & Adam Wills
Boundaries: Right After the Manhattan Bridge Overpass. The neighborhood stretching between Tillary Street and York Steet, north of the Manhattan Bridge
Description: Ever been to Dumbo? Nice, isn’t it, with all of…

Corante New York
June 21, 2005
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Posted by Dominic Basulto
Congrats to Heath Binder and Adam Wills, the winners of the Curbed ‘Hoodwinked contest. They came up with RAMBO ("Right After the Manhattan Bridge Overpass"), which ended up winning almost exactly 50% of the online vote. For those keeping track, this humble editor’s entry (TRUMPO) finished a distant 10th out of 10, with a paltry 0.7% of the vote. 

Curbed.com
Posted on August 23, 2005 9:53 AM
‘Hoodwinked: We Have a Winner!
Ladies and gentlemen, the 7,814 votes have been tallied. Presenting your first annual ‘Hoodwinked grand-prize-winning neighborhood:
Name: RAMBO
Submitted By: Heath Binder & Adam Wills
Boundaries: Right After the Manhattan Bridge Overpass. The neighborhood stretching between Tillary Street and York Steet,...

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityNeighborhoods • (1) Comments • Tuesday, September 11, 2007 • Permalink


The name of the neighborhood is “Bridge Plaza.” The neighborhood has been known as such for decades, before all the new acronyms started to appear in Brooklyn.  Bridge Plaza is recognized as “Bridge Plaza” by the NYC Dept. of City Planning and the local community board, Community Board 2, and even by the “Greenest Block in Brooklyn.” “RAMBO” and “Flattery” are just marketing and real estate gimmicks from outsiders - - these terms are not coming from any community meetings.  The local organization is the Bridge Plaza Association and can be reached at BridgePlaza@nyc.rr.com.

Posted by Bridge Plaza Association  on  09/29  at  04:28 AM

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