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 29, 2006
Little Cuba
Florida has neighborhoods called "Little Havana" or "Little Cuba." This one New York City citation below may be isolated. The term is not in use today.

http://www.thirteen.org/pressroom/release.php?get=123
Broad Channel, the only inhabited island in Jamaica Bay, was called "Little Cuba" in its heyday, referring to its speakeasies and summer lifestyle that mirrored Havana in the 1920s and making it a popular destination for well-to-do New Yorkers during Prohibition.
Posted by Barry Popik
Neighborhoods • (0) Comments • Monday, May 29, 2006 • Permalink