Grand Luncheonette, New York City circa 1960s
Vanished on October 19th, 1997, the Grand Luncheonette on 42nd street bet. 7th & 8th avenues was one of Time Square’s old-time businesses and unforgettable lunch counters on 42nd street west of seventh ave.
per NYT’s article, Luncheonette’s Grill Turns Off for Good:
"I was here on V-E Day, the place loaded with soldiers,”
”I’ve been here every New Year’s Eve,” Mr. Hakim said. ”I was here during the blackout — I can’t remember what year — and we went out and got candles. Dozens of people came in to eat hot dogs.”
"It’s really sad,” he said. ”At one time on this street there was Romeo’s, where you could get a plate of spaghetti for a quarter. There was the Automat. There was Grant’s, and there was Nedick’s hot dog stand.
Watch the five minute film on Grand Luncheonette here.
(Photo via Richard Estes)