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 28, 2017
“Knock, knock.”/“Who’s there?”/“Brook.”/“Brook who?”/“Brook-lyn Bridge.”

A Brooklyn version of the knock-knock joke is:
 
“Knock, knock.”
“Who’s there?”
“Brook.”
“Brook who?”
“Brookl-lyn Bridge.

   
The joke has been cited in print since at lest 2000, when it was printed in The Biggest Ever Knock Knock Joke Book.
   
         
Wikipedia: Brooklyn Bridge
The Brooklyn Bridge is a hybrid cable-stayed/suspension bridge in New York City and is one of the oldest bridges in the United States. Started in 1869 and completed fourteen years later in 1883, it connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn by spanning the East River. It has a main span of 1,595.5 feet (486.3 m) and was the first steel-wire suspension bridge constructed. It was originally called the New York and Brooklyn Bridge and the East River Bridge, but it was later dubbed the Brooklyn Bridge, a name coming from an earlier January 25, 1867, letter to the editor of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle and formally so named by the city government in 1915. Since opening, it has become an icon of New York City and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1964 and a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark in 1972.
 
Google Books
The Biggest Ever Knock Knock Joke Book
Bath, UK: Dempsey Parr
2000
Pg. ?:
Knock knock.
Who’s there?
Brook.
Brook who?
Brooklyn Bridge.
   
Twitter
Daily Joker‏
@DailyJokePost
Knock Knock
Whos there !
Brook
!
Brook who ?
Brook-lyn bridge ! http://dailyjokepost.com/773
12:59 AM - 7 Sep 2009
 
Twitter
sharron_piedrah‏
@sharron_piedrah
Knock Knock Who’s there ! Brook ! Brook who ? Brook-lyn bridge !
5:42 PM - 15 Oct 2009
 
Twitter
vina_vagle24‏
@vina_vagle24
Knock Knock Who’s there ! Brook ! Brook who ? Brook-lyn bridge !
5:11 AM - 17 Oct 2009
 
Twitter
Best Buy VIP‏
@BrigitteHimes
Knock Knock. Whos there! Brook! Brook who? Brooklyn bridge!  :-D
5:52 PM - 17 Dec 2016
   
Twitter
Lucky Score‏
@LuckyScoreNet
Knock Knock
Who’s there !
Brook
!
Brook who ?
Brook-lyn bridge !
#Joke from #KnockKnockJokes in #Jokes,  #Humor and #Satire
11:10 PM - 27 Aug 2017

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityNames/Phrases • Monday, August 28, 2017 • Permalink


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