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 October 21, 2013
“Retirement: World’s longest coffee break”

"Retirement: World’s longest coffee break” has been printed on many gift items, such as wall plaques and T-shirts. The saying has been cited in print since at least 2002 and is of unknown authorship.


Google Groups: alt.castlenet
The Joys of Java
The BEAST
4/4/02
(...)
34.. Retirement: World’s longest coffee break.
35.. Retirement is one great big giant coffee break.

Google Books
Project Renewment:
The First Retirement Model for Career Women

By Bernice Bratter and Helen Dennis
New York, NY: Simon & Schuster
2008
Pg. 49:
Retirement: World’s longest coffee break…
-- UNKNOWN

Google Books
Say It With Style
Edited by Tanya Fox
Berne, IN: DRG
2008
Pg. 131:
Retirement: world’s longest coffee break.

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US Coachways Limo
‏@uscoachwayslimo
QUOTE: Retirement: World’s longest coffee break -Anon << working towards that, aren't we? http://bit.ly/a02nm5
1:56 PM - 3 Sep 2010

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MyVirtualCoffee
‏@iVirtualCoffee
The world’s longest coffee break!.... http://ow.ly/i/2zb8Q #coffee #coffeebreak
6:15 PM - 9 Jul 2013

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nu62℠
‏@nu62app
Favorite if you agree with this quote: “#Retirement: world’s longest coffee break.” - author unknown pic.twitter.com/4DsveD01JG
9:23 AM - 11 Apr 2014

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Monday, October 21, 2013 • Permalink