Wednesday, August 18, 2010
☞ REMEMBER:The 1932 Night Club Map of Harlem
A reader found an article with an illustrated map of all the key clubs in Harlem circa 1932 via BoingBoing.net. On the Night-Club Map of Harlem, Central Park is at the far upper left corner and 142nd street at the lower opposite end of the map so it's a little upside down (the map jumps from 110th Street to 132nd Street). The renowned Cotton Club, Lafayette Theater, Small's Paradise, The Savoy and Connie's Inn are all there but there are a lot of little gems like The Radium Club, Club Hot-Cha and The Yeah-Man that can be discovered. Click on the map to enlarge for detail (double click to zoom in). The map also mentions that speakeasies are not listed but since there are over 500 of them, one shouldn't be hard to find. Enjoy!