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 07, 2013
Yorkvillian (inhabitant of Yorkville, Manhattan)

"Yorkvillian” is the name of an inhabitant of Yorkville, in the borough of Manhattan. The name “Yorkvillian” has been cited in print since at least 1920.


Wikipedia: Yorkville, Manhattan
Yorkville is a neighborhood in the greater Upper East Side, in the Borough of Manhattan in New York City. Yorkville’s boundaries include: the East River on the east, 96th Street (where East Harlem begins) on the north, Third Avenue on the west and 72nd Street to the south. However, its southern boundary is a subject of debate. What is certain is that Yorkville’s boundaries have changed over time. Its western half was referred to as “Irishtown.” The neighborhood’s main artery, East 86th Street, was sometimes called the “German Broadway."[citation needed] Yorkville is part of Manhattan Community Board 8.

OldFulton NY Post Cards
29 December 1920, Brooklyn (NY) Standard Union, pg. 12, col. 7:
The Yorkvillian was all over his man from the opening bell in the first stanza, and with a series of left-hand jabs, varied with an occasion right-cross to the jaw, had Marlowe in a bad way from the start.

25 September 1962, Springfield (MA) Union, “Germans Solve Sticky Problem,” pg. 1, col. 6:
NEW YORK (AP)—Yorkville’s German-Americans, who thought if the Irish could have a green line down 5th Ave. they should have a blue line, have won their fight—thanks to a few Irishmen.

The Yorkvillians wanted the blue line painted down the middle of East 86th St. for their Steuben Day parade this Saturday, but Traffic Commissioner Henry Barnes turned them down.

Google Books
James Cagney
By Michael Freedland
London: W.H. Allen
1974
Pg. 16:
If he had been more stuck-up, he might not have discovered that in addition to those five — one of whom was before long to go to the Chair — there were two more ex-Yorkvillians in the Sing Sing hospital.

Google Books
Manhattan User’s Guide:
The Guide to New York for New Yorkers

By Charles A. Suisman and Carol Molesworth
New York, NY: Hyperion
1996
Pg. 113:
YORKVILLIANS
You hear frequently from longtime Yorkvillians that they loved growing up here because of the tremendous sense of belonging to a community.

Urban Dictionary
yorkvillian
The term “Yorkvillian” is a non-slang term that defines the people who live in Yorkville on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City. When used by young, lower-class members of the Yorkville neighborhood to describe themselves, the term takes on a new meaning for both themselves and others.

To the person referring to themself as a “yorkvillain”, the person is a street-wise, down, chill person who is familiar with both rap and graffiti.
(...)
by Marley Jun 14, 2006

Village Voice (New York, NY)
Dumping on Everyone Else
Trash plan relieves our neighborhoods, but west of the Hudson, it’s just more of the same old garbage from New York City

Jarrett Murphy
published: July 25, 2006
The people of Yorkville didn’t get a lot of love at City Hall two weeks ago when the City Council’s sanitation committee finally moved toward a vote on New York’s 20-year Solid Waste Management Plan. When one Yorkvillian tried to take a seat in a crowded row of chairs, a Sunset Park activist declared loudly that the move to sit was just another example of “that feeling of entitlement” and yelled to her young activists not to yield their chairs.

Tommy Blogs
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
The Yorkvillain Dodgeball Dynasty is at it again
The Yorkvillains Dodgeball team is about to start the Winter 2008 season. Come check us out. We’re really really good. Thursday nites at PS 158 on 79st and York Ave in Manhattan.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWorkers/People • Sunday, April 07, 2013 • Permalink