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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Shit-in ("sit-in” for gender-neutral bathrooms) (10/30)
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Entry from October 13, 2013
“Success is the art of making your mistakes when no one is looking”

Entry in progress—B.P.

Google Books
May 1917, American Cookery, pg. 768, col. 2:
Good Rule for Success
Success is the art of making your mistakes when no one is looking. — Life.

Twitter
Short Sayings
‏@ShortSayings
“Everybody makes mistakes. The trick is to make mistakes when no one is looking.” -Unknown #shortsayings
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Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Sunday, October 13, 2013 • Permalink