Postcards from the Edge
- Here are a handful of postcards from Lüchow's, the popular German restaurant that opened in 1882 and closed a century later at 110 East 14th Street (now home to an NYU dorm). August Guido Lüchow, a former waiter at a cafe on Duane Street, opened the res
- The heavyweight champion of the world, Jack Dempsey, opened his eponymous Italian-American steakhouse across the street from Madison Square Garden in 1935. In the early years, Dempsey could be found in the restaurant most nights, greeting guests and sig
- Feltman's started as a pie cart that peddled its wares up and down the Brooklyn shore. In 1867, the owner had the idea to serves sausages on rolls -- and thus, the hot dog was created. Based on the popularity of this then-novel dish, Feltman's was able
- Here are postcards from New York's first and most beloved automat chain, Horn & Hardart. The Times Square location opened in 1912, and by the middle of the century, there were over 50 branches spread out around the New York area. All the machines
- The Hawaiian Room opened in the basement of the Lexington Hotel in 1937, way before tiki bars became really popular in New York. This lounge featured a South Seas motif and a menu of Polynesian fare and fruity cocktails (click
- This former speakeasy is still open, though perhaps not for long. The bar occupies a five story brownstone on East 54th Street, and each floor is filled with a treasure trove of rare old photos.
- And here are a few odds and ends: a '50s-era postcard from the Grand Central Oyster Bar; a relic from Roth's, a German restaurant in Midtown; and a curious advertisement for "Midtown Chinese Rathskeller." That place would probably do gangbusters today.