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The chrome and blue exterior of the Munson Diner may not be any longer: eugonline notices that it is now boarded up. This makes Gothamist wonder about the fate of the the boxy diner, which are ubiquitous off many an American highway, but are happily incongruous in the vertical city, especially Manhattan. These days, when they are built, it's more a marketing gimmick (Brooklyn Diner in midtown), than out of function.

Forgotten NY has a nice page about many NY diners of a certain class - chrome and 50s/60s looking. eugonline also had a link to Kullman, the modular builder whose product offerings shaped the drivescape and our blue plate special experiences.

Photo of the Munson Diner from Ron Saari.