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 April 12, 2013
Howard Beacher (inhabitant of Howard Beach. Queens)

"Howard Beacher” is the name of an inhabitant of Howard Beach, in the borough of Queens. The name “Howard Beacher” has been cited in print since at least 1930.

Wikipedia: Howard Beach, Queens
Howard Beach is a middle class neighborhood in the southwestern portion of the New York City borough of Queens. It is bordered in the north by the Belt Parkway and South Conduit Avenue in Ozone Park, in the south by Jamaica Bay in Broad Channel, in the east by 102nd–104th Streets, and in the west by 78th Street. The area’s houses are similar to Bayside and Hollis.

The neighborhood is part of Queens Community Board 10. and home to a large Italian population. The ZIP code of Howard Beach is 11414.

Old Fulton NY Post Cards
23 March 1930, Long Island Daily Press (Jamaica, NY), pg. 10, col. 7:
Lyceum Basketeers Again
Defeat Howard Beachers

Google Groups: nyc.transit
Vicki Richman
Finally, who has more “courage”? A Howard Beacher in East New York, or an East New Yorker in Howard Beach?

Fishken Blogs
Tuesday, January 04, 2005
Recollections of Howard beach
David Fishken, 2001
While we were reasonably well accepted in Ozone Park, the old Howard Beachers continued to taunt us.

Google Books
Forgotten New York:
Views of a Lost Metropolis

By Kevin Walsh
New York, NY: Collins
Pg. 28:
Recreational boating is a popular pastime for Howard Beachers today, yet some vestiges of its fishing village past are still around.

Lost City
13 JUNE 2011
Guy’s on the Clock in Howard Beach
Any Howard Beachers out there who know the story?

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWorkers/People • Friday, April 12, 2013 • Permalink