Saturday, March 21, 2009

Empire Diner

Empire Diner in Chelsea near 23rd Street used to stink of gentrification and yunnie putrefaction. But it's aged into a real beauty, a cornerstone of the neighborhood. Long may it sling hash.  

13 comments:

Fredrik said...

I'll be sitting there in a year or so enjoying an omelet. I'm saving up for a trip to NYC.

Jacob said...

These old diners are so much fun! They built a new "old" diner in Boca Raton which we patronized frequently, but eventually went out of business. Very sad.

Love the way you composed this!

Jackie said...

Now that really does say NYC to me :)

PJ said...

The "EAT" sign is great. Is that an arrow we can't see next to it? Sometimes when I visit here my eyes want to puddle up. It's wonderful that you're recording all of these images.

marley said...

That looks like a real diner. Nice looking.

Erik said...

Definitely very retro, this place looks great. I like the old Diner font too. Has anyone eaten here, any good?

bandit said...

Looks like Mickey's in downtown
St. Paul; they say the Mulligan stew is a good sobering agent after the bars close.

maeve said...

I just love your photos ... an ex-Brooklyn lady!

sonia a. mascaro said...

Great photo! Sure, this architecture does say NYC to me, too.

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