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 April 01, 2005
Tri-State Area (NY, NJ, CT)
The "tri-state area" is almost always New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Some times in the past, Connecticut might have been dropped for Pennsylvania or Delaware.

An old capitalization is "tri-State area."

31 August 1933, New York Times, pg. 2:
These agreements covered the tri-State area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

10 May 1936, New York Times, pg. N2:
They are the local phase of a qualifying round which as a whole takes in the tri-State area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut where a total of 420 schools are competing for final honors in the Constitution Contest.

13 May 1940, New York Times, pg. 21:
Ranking first among 4,635 citizen-soldiers who attended Citizens Military Training Camp last year in the tri-State area embracing New York, New Jersey and Delaware, ...
Posted by Barry Popik
Names/Phrases • (0) Comments • Friday, April 01, 2005 • Permalink