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 November 05, 2021
“Coffee: Because crack is bad for you”

“Coffee: Because crack isn’t allowed in the workplace” is a jocular saying that has been printed on many images. The saying appears to have been cited in print since at least 2009.
   
“‘coffee: because crack is illegal!’ #newslogans was posted on Twitter by Megan on October 14, 2011. “Coffee because crack is illegal” was posted on Twitter by Alejandra Pinto on May 14, 2012. “#Coffee Because crack is illegal” was posted on Twitter by LMontoya on May 15, 2012. “Coffee! Because crack is illegal, will kill you and is not allowed in the workplace” was posted on Twitter by Natalie Webster on July 27, 2012.
   
“Coffee, because crack is bad for you” is a frequent variation that was cited on Twitter on September 20, 2013.
 
     
Pauvre ernestine…
SAMEDI 23 MAI (May 23, 2009)
Coffee! Because crack isn’t allowed in the workplace.
Lendemain de cuite entre collègues.
   
Twitter
XxKissKissKillxX
@XKissKissKillX
Coffee: because crack isn’t allowed in the workplace.
10:30 AM · Jun 12, 2009·Twitter Web Client
 
Twitter
Lani@lanipauli·Jun 23, 2009
Replying to @ratulewis
@ratulewis I saw this one at the cafe this morning “Coffee. Because crack isn’t allowed in the office”
   
Twitter
WayBack Attic CSCO
@WayBackAttic
Just finished putting out new ephemera…“Coffee!! because crack isn’t allowed in the workplace!”
2:39 PM · Aug 25, 2009·Twitter Web Client
 
Twitter
Bepp
@zideshowbob
Photo: COFFEE! Because crack isn’t allowed in the workplace! http://tumblr.com/xuw5qrfln
6:42 AM · Jan 22, 2010·Twitter Web Client
   
Twitter
maxart
‏@maxart
COFFEE! because crack isn’t allowed in the workplace! http://ow.ly/1rXiN
10:10 PM - 28 Mar 2010
   
JoyReactor
Qfee/I HAVENT HAD MY COFFEE YETDONT MAKE ME KILL YOUDRINKCOFFEEDo Stupid Things Faster with More / coffee :: posters :: retro
16:00:00; 30 Mar 2010
(The poster “COFFEE! because crack isn’t allowed in the workplace!” is shown.—ed.)
 
DailyFinance
20 things Americans can’t live without
Tom Barlow
May 20th 2010 5:30PM
(...)
10. Coffee: Because crack is so declassé.
     
Twitter
Megan
@bacon_N_megs
“coffee: because crack is illegal!” #newslogans
12:48 PM · Oct 14, 2011·Twitter Web Client
   
Twitter
Alejandra Pinto
@alepinch__
Coffee because crack is illegal.
12:40 AM · May 14, 2012·Twitter for BlackBerry®
   
Twitter
LMontoya
@LuisMontoyaaaa
#Coffee Because crack is illegal.
10:11 PM · May 15, 2012·Twitter Web Client
 
Twitter
Natalie Webster
@RealNatWebster
Coffee! Because crack is illegal, will kill you and is not allowed in the workplace.
8:30 AM · Jul 27, 2012·Twitter for iPhone
   
Twitter
SERENGETI
@Serengetimusic
“@TrueSerengeti: Coffee….because crack is illegal
#slogan” LOOOL I love that u drink coffe all of a sudden! #finally
11:03 AM · Sep 12, 2012·Twitter for iPhone
 
The Coffee Locator
Coffee humour - 44 Great Coffee Jokes
Last modified Tuesday, 05 March 2013
(...)
39. Coffee. Because crack isn’t allowed in the workplace
 
Twitter
Mary K
‏@Mary_Kin
Alright kids, remember: Coffee, because crack is bad for you. 
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/252764597809565718/ … via @pinterest
7:00 AM - 20 Sep 2013
 
Twitter
Lauren Rice
@HeyLo13
Coffee, because crack is bad for you.
1:38 AM · Nov 13, 2013·Twitter Web Client
 
Twitter
Erin Noelle
@SaltySenoritaa
Coffee because crack is bad for you.
12:47 PM · Dec 17, 2013·Twitter Web Client
     
Twitter
Death Wish Coffee Co.
@DeathWishCoffee
Coffee: Because crack is bad for you. #coffee
(The saying is also shown on an image.—ed.)
10:39 AM · Feb 13, 2014·Twitter Web Client
   
Twitter
Cait
@pieceof_cait
Coffee because crack is bad for you, HA http://pinterest.com/pin/130463720429514925/
10:54 AM · Feb 25, 2014·Pinterest
   
Twitter
Merlot Harlet
@Wine_hoe
COFFEE!
Because crack is bad for you!
8:08 AM · Mar 5, 2014·Twitter for Android
 
Google Books
Title Coffee Because Crack Isn’t Accepted in the Workplace: 6 X 9 Notebook with Coffee Tasting Journal, Track, Log and Rate Notebook, Best Gift for Coffee Lovers
Author My Sweet Books
Publisher Independently Published, 2019
ISBN 1699316775, 9781699316771
Length 102 pages
 
Google Books
Title Coffee Because Crack Is Bad for You: 6 X 9 Notebook with Coffee Tasting Journal, Track, Log and Rate Notebook, Best Gift for Coffee Lovers
Author My Sweet Books
Publisher Independently Published, 2019
ISBN 1699316538, 9781699316535
Length 102 pages
 
Twitter
David Voth
@SexCigarsBooze
Good Morning
#COFFEE…
Because crack is bad for you!
7:19 AM · Nov 4, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

Posted by Barry Popik
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