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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Entry from June 18, 2018
“When one door closes, another one opens. It’s the fridge”

“When one door shuts, another opens” is an old proverb about opportunity. Several joke versions involve a refrigerator door. “When one door closes, another one opens. With a teenager in the house, the former is his room; the latter is the fridge. #onedoor” was posted on Twitter on May 11, 2011. “When one door closes another one opens. Or literally: when the front door closes, the fridge door opens” was posted on Twitter on May 23, 2013.

“When one door closes another one opens. Actually, it’s usually the same door—the one to the fridge. It’s me in front of the fridge” was posted on Twitter by Abby Heugel on April 8, 2015. “When one door closes, another one opens. And then closes. And then opens. It’s the fridge. It’s me in front of the fridge” was posted on Twitter by Abby Heugel on December 22, 2015.


Wiktionary: when one door closes, another opens
Proverb
when one door closes, another opens

1. When one opportunity is lost, another opportunity soon becomes available.

Twitter
Jay Gonzales
@macjay
When one door closes, another one opens. With a teenager in the house, the former is his room; the latter is the fridge. #onedoor
1:23 PM - 11 May 2011

Twitter
Jamesha Rodgers
@1_LuvlyAquarius
When one door closes another one opens,So I shut the Fridge door and opened the oven door!!!#Jackpot
5:31 PM - 16 Dec 2011

Twitter
Matt Crivelli
@MattCrivelli
When one door closes another one opens. Or literally: when the front door closes, the fridge door opens.
11:08 AM - 23 May 2013

Twitter
Bizarre Lazar
@BizarreLazar
When one door closes another one opens. Usually the freezer and I look for five minutes and then look back in the fridge.
1:14 PM - 18 Feb 2014

Twitter
The Little Guy
@HarmlessCritter
When one door closes another one opens. Only this time it’s the fridge door. :’(
7:23 PM - 17 Mar 2014

Twitter
Zach Froelich
@zfroe1
When one door closes another one opens… hopefully it’s the fridge.
3:19 PM - 1 Feb 2015

Twitter
Abby Heugel
@AbbyHasIssues
When one door closes another one opens. Actually, it’s usually the same door—the one to the fridge. It’s me in front of the fridge.
7:38 PM - 8 Apr 2015

Twitter
Abby Heugel
@AbbyHasIssues
When one door closes, another one opens. And then closes. And then opens. It’s the fridge. It’s me in front of the fridge.
11:32 AM - 22 Dec 2015

Facebook
Abby Has Issues
December 22, 2015 ·
When one door closes, another one opens. And then closes. And then opens. It’s the fridge. It’s me in front of the fridge.

Twitter
9GAG
@9GAG
When one door closes, another one opens.
And then closes. And then opens.
It’s the fridge.
It’s me in front of the fridge.
8:30 AM - 2 Dec 2016

Twitter
9GAG
@9GAG
When one door closes, another one opens.
And then closes. And then opens.
It’s the fridge.
It’s me in front of the fridge.
4:30 PM - 21 Aug 2017

Twitter
Jenny 🇳🇿
@iamjenzed
When one door closes, another one opens. And then closes. And then opens. It’s the fridge. It’s me in front of the fridge.
2:04 PM - 1 Jun 2018

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Monday, June 18, 2018 • Permalink