Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Return to Market Diner

When it opened on the corner of 43rd Street and 11th Avenue in 1962, the Market Diner was one of the biggest of its kind in New York City. It became known as a late-night hangout for Frank Sinatra and Kate Smith, the place the Westies gang dropped by during a break from dismembering victims, and even the spot where Jerry Seinfeld and his friends Kramer and Newman met a dealer for black-market shower heads. Read more about this closed icon here


Anonymous said...

You know, Ken, I have a horrible feeling from reading your blog that if and when I return to Manhattan there'll be nothing left of what I loved.

I'm already a bit afraid of crossing the Triboro Bridge and not seeing the WTC on the skyline...

Virginia said...

I think you have a "coffee table" book of extinct NYC eating and drinking establishments in your future. Save me a first edition copy s'il vous plait. Lileks would love these photos.

Laurie Allee said...

Ken! We're on the same wavelength today my friend.

These shots are amazing. I'm with V, you should put together a coffee table book of these establishments. THey're such great examples of classic 20th Century Americana. I find diners like this very hopeful and happy. maybe it's because they remind me of the restaurants my parents took me to when I was a kid.

Great work as always, Madman!

Hope said...

Dear Madman a.k.a. Ken Mac....I am in heaven looking at these photos and reading your post as well as Laurie's post from today also! The roof on this diner is Amazing! The signage is perfect and I love the entryway and steps leading into the diner! I can just imagine Frank Sinatra frequently this place. I am very sad to hear this place has closed!

OK...I'm trying to compose myself here! Excellent Blog, as usual!

Hope in Knoxville

Hope said...

Oh...I just noticed you're back to Ken Mac again but still using the Mad Man avatar....welcome back "Ken Mac"!

Tanya Breese said...

Aw c'mon and buy the place!

Mame said...

Should we contact the NYC Landmark Commission?

Uma por Dia said...

You look like sinatra.

Anonymous said...

symposia disguised halavais gunshot installments predefined pologround jivandas interrupt naturalism ikfnr
servimundos melifermuly

Anonymous said...

unlock practicein wildlife policies herbaceous childcare reached packard agencies broader interpreted
servimundos melifermuly

ninest123 said...

ninest123 08.14
longchamp outlet, replica watches, tiffany jewelry, coach purses, tory burch outlet, coach outlet, christian louboutin, ray ban sunglasses, michael kors handbags, prada handbags, louboutin shoes, oakley sunglasses, christian louboutin, prada outlet, nike free, tiffany jewelry, michael kors outlet store, ralph lauren polo, burberry outlet, nike air max, coach outlet, gucci handbags, longchamp outlet, chanel handbags, michael kors, longchamp bags, coach outlet store online, kate spade outlet, michael kors outlet, burberry factory outlet, ralph lauren outlet, michael kors outlet online, nike air max, ray ban sunglasses, michael kors outlet online, cheap jordans, true religion outlet, oakley sunglasses, louboutin uk, nike outlet, oakley sunglasses, kate spade

ninest123 said...

jordan pas cher, michael kors, nike free pas cher, hollister uk, nike roshe run pas cher, true religion outlet, lululemon outlet, mulberry uk, ralph lauren pas cher, sac guess pas cher, true religion jeans, michael kors outlet online, converse, new balance, longchamp pas cher, ray ban uk, burberry pas cher, abercrombie and fitch UK, longchamp soldes, polo ralph lauren uk, nike air max, north face pas cher, michael kors uk, polo lacoste pas cher, vans pas cher, nike blazer pas cher, north face uk, nike tn pas cher, nike air max pas cher, hermes pas cher, hogan sito ufficiale, true religion outlet, nike air force, nike air max uk, nike air max uk, lunette oakley pas cher, lunette ray ban pas cher, abercrombie and fitch, vanessa bruno pas cher, nike free, timberland pas cher, louboutin pas cher

ninest123 said...

longchamp uk, hermes handbags, chi flat iron, insanity workout, instyler ionic styler, abercrombie and fitch, jimmy choo outlet, p90x workout, nike air max, mont blanc, wedding dresses, mcm handbags, celine handbags, timberland boots, herve leger, valentino shoes, nike trainers uk, iphone cases, giuseppe zanotti, bottega veneta, soccer jerseys, north face outlet, north face outlet, nfl jerseys, beats by dre, softball bats, mac cosmetics, salvatore ferragamo, oakley, babyliss pro, vans outlet, nike air huarache, new balance shoes, hollister clothing, abercrombie, asics running shoes, nike roshe uk, soccer shoes, reebok outlet, lululemon outlet, ghd hair, nike roshe run

ninest123 said...

wedding dresses uk, vans scarpe, hollister, gucci, ugg uk, uggs on sale, karen millen uk, juicy couture outlet, uggs on sale, lancel, juicy couture outlet, marc jacobs, ugg,uggs,uggs canada, uggs outlet, coach outlet, replica watches, pandora charms, pandora jewelry, swarovski uk, nike air max, thomas sabo uk, polo ralph lauren, uggs outlet, bottes ugg pas cher, swarovski jewelry, converse, converse shoes outlet, ugg,ugg australia,ugg italia, links of london uk, uggs on sale, montre pas cher, supra shoes, ray ban, hollister, pandora uk, louboutin, toms shoes, ugg pas cher
ninest123 08.14

Sandra said...

This is such a nice addition thanks!!!
غلا الروح
شات صوتي

شات الغلا
صوتية الغلا

غلا الصوتيه
شات الروح
شات صوتي غلا
شات صوتي
شات غلا

إشتراكات الصوتي
قوانين الصوتي
فعاليات الصوتي
برامج صوتيه

شات غلا
سعودي كام الصوتي
شات تمنيتك
شات غلاتي
شات صوتي
شات غلاي
إشتراكات الصوتي

دلع ون
حبي كول
شات أميره الصوتي
وه الغربيه
نايس كام
شوق كام
سحر الكون
بنت ابوي

عرب كول
شات صوتي
انحراف كام
شات مغربي

عذاب كول
شات صوتي
شات كول

شات الغلا