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 August 10, 2012
“Opportunity never knocks twice”

Entry in progress—B.P.

Google Books
The Yale Book of Quotations
Edited by Fred R. Shapiro
New Haven, CT: YaleUniversity Press
2006
Pg. 617:
“Opportunity never knocks twice.”
Chicago Daily Tribune, 30 Aug. 1896

15 June 1926, San Diego (CA) Union, “Roundabouts” edited by A. Roundabouter, pg. 4, col. 7:
Worst joke I ever heard:
“Who’s there?”
“Opportunity.”
“But you knocked twice.”
“Ah, but this is an unusual opportunity.”

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • (0) Comments • Friday, August 10, 2012 • Permalink