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The long-ago restaurant format has been given an upgrade for our contact-free times
Okay but let's also bring back the automat.
The NYPL's new exhibit covers everything the first public school lunch programs (started here!), automats (including an actual one!), power lunches (coined here!), pastrami (basically invented here!), and of course, food carts (perfected here!).
The NYPL's upcoming exhibition Lunch Hour NYC> won't open to the public until June 22—but it already has taught us things we didn't know and whetted our appetite.
We are embarrassingly adept at sniffing out free food, so we couldn't
Our automat nostalgia is being rekindled in Grand Central Terminal, where the
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