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The Restaurants of Old New York

2012_NewYork_dining_guide_123.jpgBetween 1941 and 1956, a scientist named Robert Browning Sosman published a highly mathematical series of maps about the New York dining landscape. Called Gustavademecum for the Island of Manhattan: A Check-List of the Best-Recommended or Most Interesting Eating-Places, the guides use astrological symbols, Greek text, and glyphs to describe restaurants. [Saveur]

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