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. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from November 01, 2011
Hipstrict (hipster + district)

"Hipstrict” (hipster + district) was coined in a May 10, 2011 article on the website CultureMap (Houston). Houston’s new lines for District C include the neighborhoods of Freed-Montrose, Heights and Meyer.

Wikipedia: Montrose, Houston
Montrose is a residential neighborhood located in the Neartown area of Houston, Texas, USA. Established in 1911, the neighborhood is a demographically diverse area with renovated mansions, bungalows with wide porches, and cottages located along tree-lined boulevards. Montrose is one of the more pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods in Houston.

CultureMap (Houston)
Annise Parker unveils the “consensus map”: Breaking down Houston’s new redistricting plan
By Sarah Rufca
05.10.11 | 12:49 pm
A month after the first redistricting design led to protests from Houston’s Hispanic community, Mayor Annise Parker unveiled a modified plan Tuesday morning at City Hall.
Do you like the new map? Are you going to call District C the “hipstrict” (hipster + district) like we are?

CultureMap (Houston)
Party pooper: Mayor Annise Parker “rudely” squashes Hipstrict house party
By Steven Thomson
07.05.11 | 10:53 am
Professional party pooper (and Houston head honcho) Annise Parker exercised her authority on the evening of July 4, halting a house party in her Montrose neighborhood.

CultureMap (Houston)
Read it & weep: Hipstrict libraries get their Saturday hours back, but at what cost?
By Steven Thomson
07.30.11 | 08:06 am
The public outcry that followed the April 2010 decision that all but two Houston library branches would be closed on Saturdays has paid off — sort of. As part of the 2012 budget, Houston Public Library will restore Saturday hours to 16 branches, including Hipstrict haunts Freed-Montrose, Heights and Meyer.

CultureMap (Houston)
Meet the City Council candidate who loves the Hipstrict and has the vanity license plates to prove it
By Steven Thomson
08.10.11 | 06:04 am
You may have noticed a car prowling around the streets of the Heights and Montrose sporting the vanity license plates reading, “HPSTCT,” a reference to the CultureMap-coined ironic lingo for District C, which covers the aforementioned neighborhoods, along with the Museum District, Meyerland, Garden Oaks and Oak Forest. Those auto adornments are the property of Josh Verde, a diehard Montrosian who’s making a bid for city councilman.

Houston (TX) Chronicle
Only 2 city incumbents lack opponents
Updated 09:57 a.m., Thursday, September 8, 2011
District C
District C has two big changes: no incumbent and a redrawn map that now takes in neighborhoods in Montrose, the Heights and communities around Rice University that have caused some to dub it the “Hipstrict” for its progressive, urban ethic. Ellen Cohen, Brian Cweren, Karen Derr, Randy Locke and Josh Verde are the candidates.

Bellaire (TX) Examiner
Posted: Tuesday, November 1, 2011 11:20 am | Updated: 2:34 pm, Tue Nov 1, 2011.
Candidates square off for redrawn ‘hipstrict’ District C Houston council seat
When Houston City Council approved the city’s redistricting map adding two new districts, the existing one most altered was District C, which has long encompassed a large swath of the Inner Loop and western portions of the city. While retaining much of the same territory, the new District C also takes in parts of the Montrose and Heights areas, leading to its “Hipstrict” nickname.

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Tuesday, November 01, 2011 • Permalink