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 March 08, 2005
Microneighborhood
New York magazine, 3 January 2005, had an article titled "The Rise of the Microneighborhood." The new "neighborhood" is a "microneighborhood" that can be defined as a block or even just part of a block.

New York magazine didn't coin the term.

Robert Sietsema, the food writer in The Village Voice, 5 March 1996, pg. 15, wrote: "Here on West 53rd, we've stumbled on one of the African microneighborhoods that are springing up all over town."

Jim Leff (of Chowhound.com fame) used "micro-neighborhood" in Newsday, 23 October 1996, pg. B27.
Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityNeighborhoods • (0) Comments • Tuesday, March 08, 2005 • Permalink