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 29, 2004
Traffic Court
New York City has had a "traffic court" since at least 1916.


(Oxford English Dictionary)
traffic court orig. U.S., a court of law with jurisdiction over motoring offences.
1919 Evening Star (Washington, D.C.) 11 Mar, 24/1 Approval was given lastnight...to the plan...to establish a *traffic court in this city.

21 May 1915, New York (NY) Tribune, pg. 8, col. 4,:
A Traffic Court.

26 March 1916, New York (NY) Times, pf. XX2:
TRAFFIC COURT TO BE
STARTED APRIL 15

Quarters Now Being Prepared
at 300 Mulberry Street--Re-
quires $1,200 to Equip.

The Traffic Court, which was recently determined up in by the Board of City Magistrates, will open April 15, according to the present plans.
Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityTransportation • Thursday, July 29, 2004 • Permalink