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 October 26, 2005
The Elevated Acre
"The Elevated Acre" is the first downtown Manhattan park/private space developed since the 9-11-2001 attacks. It has cost $7 million.

http://www.downtownexpress.com/de_128/7millionplazareachingahigh.html
$7 million plaza reaching a higher level reopens
By Ellen Keohane

Walking by 55 Water St. in Lower Manhattan, there's little evidence that a landscaped open space with trees, benches and a boardwalk exists just 30 feet above street level. But ascend a set of stairs or escalators, and you'll discover a newly redesigned public park that delivers views of the East River, Governors Island, Brooklyn Heights and the Brooklyn Bridge.

"I think it's going to be one of the most sought-after spaces in Lower Manhattan," said Joel Kopel, a Community Board 1 member and resident of nearby 3 Hanover Square, which overlooks the plaza. "We're very excited about it."

As of Wednesday, "the Elevated Acre," a newly renovated privately owned public space at 55 Water St., was officially opened to the public. The $7 million project has been in the works since 2002.

http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m3601/is_51_49/ai_106863182
The $7 million redevelopment of The Elevated Acre at 55 Water St. overlooking the East River marks the first park development in Lower Manhattan since 9/11 and will be completed in spring 2004 - Brief Article
Real Estate Weekly, July 23, 2003
Posted by Barry Popik
Buildings/Housing/Parks • (0) Comments • Wednesday, October 26, 2005 • Permalink