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 29, 2016
Tannersville: Painted Village in the Sky (nickname)

Entry in progress—B.P.

Wikipedia: Tannersville, New York
Tannersville is a village in Greene County, New York, USA. The village is in the east-central part of the town of Hunter on Route 23A. The population was 539 at the 2010 census.
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Tannersville has experienced a revival in the 21st century. This can be attributed largely to the efforts of the Hunter Foundation. For example, the Foundation has implemented the town wide Paint Program — the vision of Elena Patterson, a local artist — with the help and support of Glenn Weyant who was the mayor at the time, corporate sponsors, and local residents. The Paint Project involves painting downtown buildings in multicolored pastels, often with cartoon-like pictures on the shutters. It has attracted waves of tourists who come to see the dramatic paint schemes. The project prompted much attention when it was publicized in The New York Times in 2003. The project was also featured on NBC’s show Today on CNBC, and on all three of the local Albany-based networks

Atlanta (GA) Journal-Constitution
A weekend in Northern Catskills, N.Y.
TRAVEL By Clara Bosonetto - For the AJC
Posted: 12:00 a.m. Saturday, April 30, 2016
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Stay: Rustic yet luxurious, Deer Mountain Inn offers Catskills charm on 168 wooded acres outside Tannersville, the “painted village in the sky” (named so for the vibrantly colored Main Street buildings).

Posted by Barry Popik
Nicknames of Other PlacesNew York State • Friday, April 29, 2016 • Permalink