Lunch hour

The awesome, free exhibit on the history of lunch currently going at the NYPL just got even better.
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.
Lunch counter in office building, 1957, NYC You know how in
Illustration by Carolita Johnson. Who doesn't enjoy a peaceful lunch in
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