Tar Beach (1940)

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TAR BEACH--11,300 Google hits, 281 Google Groups hits

   A request came in for "Tar Beach."  I don't have the HISTORICAL DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN SLANG handy because, of course, that volume is not out.
   A quick search of the usual databases finds the first real hit in the New York Times.

AN EDEN IS FOUND ON EAST SIDE ROOF; Bachelor Grows Tomatoes, Peas, Petunias All Together in a Tenement Setting IT'S CALLED 'TAR BEACH' There's One Big Problem Now Facing This Amateur-Is the Corn Ready to Eat?
New York Times (1857-Current file). New York, N.Y.: Aug 30, 1941. p. 11 (1 page) :
   PHOTO CAPTION:  William H. Geis at work on his flower and vegetable garden atop his home at 137 East Thirty-third Street.
   (OT: See ADS-L archives for "Thirty-Third and Third" or "toidy toid 'n toid"--ed.):
   Bamboo screens shut out the view of neighboring tenements, but the Empire State and Chrysler Buildings can be seen by any one resting on the comfortable deck chairs of the roof garden.  Cocoa matting lines the floor, whose composition gave inspiration for the name of the retreat, "Tar Beach."

New York Times (1857-Current file). New York, N.Y.: Jul 6, 1952. p. 39 (1 page):
   Two patrolmen went hunting on the "tar beaches" of the Bronx yesterday and in the line of duty captured a twenty-five-pound opossum.

Re: Greetings from Tar Beach: Almost an Obs. Report [Long]
... tale for another time). The rooftop was quite a treat, and the name tar beach is what city kids are known to call them. For you see ...
sci.astro.amateur - Jun 19, 2001 by William R. Meyers - View Thread (2 articles)

Re: Raised Ponds
... Country. Also The Botanical Gardens. Tar Beach was the Roof and Johnny pumps with a trash can on it was how we cooled of then. Now ...
rec.ponds - Jul 13, 2002 by APV206 at webtv.net - View Thread (26 articles)

Re: John Sebastion?
... I also have an album called 'Tar Beach' for the early '90's which is classic melodic Sebastian type folky pop. I think it's quite good. ...
rec.music.makers.guitar.acoustic - Apr 10, 2002 by Leonardo - View Thread (13 articles)

Re: OT: Do you remember?
... Stoop ball and stick ball.(I think a home run was 2 sewers). The "Tar beach".(you went up to the roof on a hot day inflated a rubber pool and went for a dip). ...
alt.sport.bowling - Sep 28, 2000 by Joe Zachar - View Thread (87 articles)

Tar Beach /
Author: Getz, Arthur.
Publication: New York : Dial Press, 1979
Document: English : Book : Fiction : Juvenile audience

Title: Don't suppose
Author(s): Limahl. ; (Performer - prf)
Publication: Hayes, Middlesex, England :; EMI Records Ltd.,
Year: 1984
Description: 1 sound disc :; analog, 33 1/3 rpm, stereo. ;; 12 in.
Language: English
Standard No: Publisher: EJ-2401561; EMI Records Ltd.; PLML-1; EMI Records Ltd.; LCCN: 93-851770
Contents: Don't suppose -- That special something -- Your love -- Too much trouble -- Never ending story -- Only for love -- I was a fool -- The waiting game -- Tar Beach -- Oh girl.

On tar beach
Corp Author: Dead Beats (Musical group) Publication: France :; New Rose, 1985
Document: English : Sound Recording : Music : Rock music :

Tar Beach & beyond /
Author: Reuben, Charles, 1957-
Publication: Albuquerque, N.M. (1308 Orchard Pl. NW, Albuquerque 87104) : Autumn Press, 1989
Document: English : Book

Tar beach, the woman on the bridge series
Author: Ringgold, Faith. Publication: [S.l.] : CRIZMAC Art and Cultural Education Materials, 1990-1995?
Document: English : Visual Material : Artwork reproduction
Libraries Worldwide: 2

Tar Beach /
Author: Elman, Richard M.
Publication: Los Angeles : Sun & Moon Press, 1991
Document: English : Book : Fiction

Tar Beach /
Author: Ringgold, Faith.
Publication: New York : Crown Publishers, 1991
Document: English : Book : Fiction : Juvenile audience

Tar Beach
Author: Sebastian, John, 1944- Publication: [Newton, NJ.] :; Shanachie, 1992
Document: English : Sound Recording : Music : Multiple forms :

Goods and Services (CANCELLED) IC 025. US 039. G & S: Shirts, Sweatpants and Shorts. FIRST USE: 19810616. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19810720
Mark Drawing Code (1) TYPED DRAWING
Serial Number 73341421
Filing Date December 14, 1981
Current Filing Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Published for Opposition May 17, 1983
Supplemental Register Date March 7, 1983
Registration Number 1238973
Registration Date May 17, 1983
Owner (REGISTRANT) Goldberg; Howard d.b.a. Aumont Productions INDIVIDUAL UNITED STATES Crescent Beach Rd. Glen Cove NEW YORK 11542
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Live/Dead Indicator DEAD
Cancellation Date October 3, 1989

  Marion Star  Thursday, August 08, 1940 Marion, Ohio
...for his hobby in his visits to the TAR BEACHES. wood, fourth; three-galled..
Pg. 9, col. 3:
   Rev. M. L. Buckley and daughter Dorothy of 454 Bellefontaine avenue have returned from an extensive motor tour through the west.  Leaving here July 6, they covered 8,500 miles, visiting Salt Lake City, Grand, Bryce and Zion canyons, spent several days in Los Angeles, San Francisco where they attended the World's Fair, toured Hollywood and other points of interest in California.  Later they went to Washington, returning home by way of the Black Hills.  Rev. Nuckley who is making a study of archaeology found a great deal of material for his hobby in his visits to the tar beaches.

(Not really a good hit, IMHO--Barry Popik)

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