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 May 31, 2005
Doctors’ Row (or, Irish Fifth Avenue)
There are two "Doctors' Rows." One is at 122nd Street in Harlem, and the other is at Alexander Avenue in the Bronx. Both names are historical and are not used today.

1 February 1969, New York Times, pg. 31:
The days are long past since Alexander Avenue, which runs east of Third Avenue, from the New Haven Railroad yards at 132d Street to 143d Street, was called "Doctors' Row" and "the Irish Fifth Avenue."

1 July 1978, New York Times, pg. 42:
A group of 100-year-old houses along Alexander Avenue in the South Bronx, once known as "Doctors Row" and "Irish Fifth Avenue" in keeping with the well-to-do people who once lived there, is undergoing a real-estate boom as young professional couples are purchasing and renovating dilapidated houses in what has been designated as the Mott Haven Historic District.

7 February 1999, New York Times, pg. CY1:
IN 1976, Josephine E. Jones set eyes on stained-glass windows, carved cherry banisters and Minton tiles in a Queen Anne-style row house at 137 West 122d Street in Harlem, and she knew it was the home she had dreamed of owning. The detailing was a signature of Francis H. Kimball, one of New York's leading turn-of-the-century architects, and the street was once known locally as Doctors' Row.
Posted by Barry Popik
Streets • (0) Comments • Tuesday, May 31, 2005 • Permalink