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 Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from March 07, 2021
“Water is the grown-up drink”

A viral tweet (over 420,000 likes) was posted on Twitter by Alex Pettijohn @98fireball on April 6, 2019:

“I used to think coffee was a grown-up drink. Then I thought alcohol was a grown up drink. Now I have finally achieved full enlightenment to understand that it is water that is the grown-up drink.”

The original tweet is no longer available on Twitter.


Twitter
tian
@ilmnpa
RT 98fireball: I used to think coffee was a grown-up drink. Then I thought alcohol was a grown up drink. Now I have finally achieved full…
3:00 PM · Apr 7, 2019·Microsoft Power Platform

Twitter
Tadashi Jr.
@JrHisaiah
I used to think coffee was a grown-up drink. Then I thought alcohol was a grown up drink. Now I have finally achieved full enlightenment to understand that it is water that is the grown-up drink
9:23 AM · Apr 8, 2019 from Newport News, VA·Twitter for Android

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Adulting
@tired_and_sore
I used to think #coffee was a grown-up drink. Then I thought #alcohol was a grown-up drink. Now I have finally achieved full enlightenment to understand that #water is the grown-up drink.
#adulting
10:50 PM · Apr 8, 2019·Twitter Web Client

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PhilThompsonLive
@PhilThompson
I used to think coffee was a grown-up drink. Then i thought alcohol was a grown-up drink. Now i have achieved full enlightenment and understand water is the grown-up drink.
11:23 AM · Apr 10, 2019·Facebook

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Rim | ريم
@rim_alfatayri
When I was a kid I used to think coffee was a grown-up drink.
Then during my adolescence I thought alcohol was a grown-up drink.
Now I have finally achieved full enlightenment to understand that WATER is the grown-up drink.
1:07 PM · Jun 8, 2019·Twitter for Android

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Jodie Cousins
@MissJCousins
I used to think that coffee was a grown-up drink. Then I thought alcohol was a grown-up drink. I have now achieved full enlightenment to understand that water is the grown-up drink.
1:06 PM · Aug 31, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

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Anna Brandberg
@annabrandberg
When I was a child, I thought the “adult drink” was coffee.
When I became a teenager, I thought the “adult drink” was beer.
As an adult, I’ve realised the “adult drink” is in fact… water.
2:19 AM · Dec 1, 2019·Twitter for Android

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ThinkethB
@vipulbadoni
I used to think that alcohol was a grown-up drink.
Then I thought that coffee was a grown-up drink.
Now I have finally achieved full enlightenment to realise that coconut water is the grown-up drink.
4:11 AM · Jan 13, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

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the plant-based coach
@plantbasedmitch
I use to think that alcohol was a grown-up drink. Then I thought coffee was a grown-up drink. Now I have finally achieved full enlightenment to realise that water is the grown-up drink.
4:56 PM · Oct 25, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

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Meenakshi Lohani
@Meenakshil247
I used to think Tea was the grown-up drink. Then, I thought alcohol was the grown-up drink. And Now I think water is the grown-up drink!
#adulting #dehyrdation
3:50 AM · Dec 13, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

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March 7, 2021 at 5:27 AM ·
I used to think that coffee was a grown-up
drink. Then I thought alcohol was a
grown up drink. Now I have finally
achieved full enlightenment to
understand that water is the
grown-up drink

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Sunday, March 07, 2021 • Permalink