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 February 26, 2011
Street of Dreams (Wall Street)

Wall Street is often called “The Street” and sometimes also called the “Street of Dreams.” A book by Howard M. Wachtel was titled Street of Dreams: Boulevard of Broken Hearts; Wall Street’s First Century (2003). The nickname “Boulevard of Broken Hearts/Dreams” has been rarely used.

Wall Street has been nicknamed “Street of Dreams” since at least 1964. Broadway has also been called the “Street of Dreams.”


Wikipedia: Street of Dreams
Street of Dreams may refer to:

. “Street of Dreams” (song), a 1932 song by Victor Young
. Street of Dreams (film), a 1988 television film
. “Street of Dreams” (Rainbow song), a 1983 song by the band Rainbow from their album Bent Out of Shape
. “Street of Dreams (Guns N’ Roses song)”, a 2008 song by the band Guns N’ Roses from their album Chinese Democracy
. Street of Dreams, a 1979 album by Frank Carillo
. Street of Dreams (Grant Green album), a 1964 album by jazz guitarist Grant Green
. Street of Dreams (Sofia Talvik album), a 2007 album by Sofia Talvik

Google Books
90 Days to Fortune
By Elizabeth M Fowler
New York, NY: Ivan Obolensky
1964
Pg. 1:
A Street of Dreams — ANONYMOUS
Wall Street, like many famous streets, has a body, mind and spirit all its own.

Google Books
Wall Street and Witchcraft
By Max Gunther
New York, NY: B. Geis Associates
1971
Pg. 4:
Wall Street is a street of dreams, as everybody knows. It is built of steel and concrete, but its main stuff is the stuff of dreams.

30 November 1975, Dallas (TX) Morning News, “Brokers still making money on the street of dreams” by Chet Currier, pg. H3:
NEW YORK (AP)—As a drama of stormy upheaval, this first half-year of unrestricted fee competition among the nation’s stockbrokers is a dud so far.

OCLC WorldCat record
Street of dreams : boulevard of broken hearts ; Wall Street’s first century
Author: Howard M Wachtel
Publisher: London [u.a.] : Pluto, 2003.
Edition/Format:  Book : English

Google Books
Wall Street:
America’s Dream Palace

By Steve Fraser
New Haven, CT: Yale University Press
2008
Pg. 3:
As an ensemble they encompass the whole history of the street, begiining with the American Revolution and running through our own (Pg. 4—ed.) vexed relationship with “the Street of dreams” at the turn of the new millennium.

The Huffington Post
Dan Dorfman
Posted February 24, 2009 | 11:11 AM (EST)
More Nightmares Lurk on Street of Dreams
(...)
They basically believe that Wall Street, the perennial street of dreams, is likely to produce many more nightmares for all the reasons everybody knows before the stock market can right itself.

Google Books
City of Dreams
By William Martin
New York, NY: Forge
2010
Pg. 434:
“Like I asked the E Ticket,” said Henry, “y’all think this (Wall Street—ed.) is the street of dreams, or the street of schemes?”
“I’d have to say that it’s both,” answered Peter.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityStreets • (0) Comments • Saturday, February 26, 2011 • Permalink