Wednesday, April 28, 2010
☞ REMEMBER: The Deco Diner at 136th Street
We found a photo, taken circa 1931, of the distinct low level structure that used to sit on the north east corner of 136th Street and Broadway. Apparently there used to be one of those steel Art Deco diners on the corner lot at the base of hill that would lead up to City College. In the background, behind the diner, part of the long gone Hebrew Orphan Asylum can also be seen in the vintage photo. Today, a small grocer sits on the spot today and the Orphan Asylum has been replaced by a public school and a local park. The closest subway to this location is the 1 train at 137th Street. Archival photo courtesy NYPL. Current photo by Ulysses.