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 February 27, 2016
Sportsmen’s Row (Eighth Avenue, Park Slope)

Entry in progress—B.P.

Daily Racing Forum
11/11/2010 2:35PM
The golden era of Brooklyn racing
By Ryan Goldberg
(...)
On the edge of Gravesend, Avenue U became Trainers’ Row. The moneyed class, like the Dwyers and jockeys Jimmy McLaughlin and Snapper Garrison, lived in Eighth Avenue brownstones on Sportsman’s Row (in what is now Park Slope, a neighborhood in the Western part of Brooklyn).

OCLC WorldCat record
Brooklyn’s Sportsmen’s Row : politics, society and the sporting life on northern Eighth Avenue
Author: Lucas Rubin
Publisher: Charleston, SC : The History Press, 2012.
Edition/Format: Print book : Biography : English

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityStreets • Saturday, February 27, 2016 • Permalink