There’s more to see...
Come take a look at what else is here!
Visit site
  • Maude Gonne

    On the left, the former Horn & Hardart Automat on West 72nd Street (now a Citibank). On the right, the Automat in 1942.

  • Sarah Siegel

    A cool now-and-then pic of a building on W. 72nd Street that used to be an Automat, courtesy of Landmarks West!. A few of their summer interns came to visit Lunch Hour NYC, where we have a restored Automat machine on display, and were inspired to write a very kind blog post. Glad you loved the exhibition!

Related Pins

You’ll be able to see an actual Automat machine at our new exhibition, Lunch Hour NYC, opening June 22!!

These vagabond shoes/They are longing to stray/Right through the very heart of it/New York, New York

The Flatiron Building, NYC - I don't know why, but this building has always fascinated me

Flatiron Building, NYC...yes, but look at the beautiful wrought iron lights in from of it...

The Chrysler Building is so beautiful, always serving as an artistic inspiration.

Built in 1902, Macy’s at 151 West 34th Street in New York City was the first building in the world to have a modern-day escalator, and it was made of wood. You can see still see Macy’s wooden escalator in use today >>> Interesting I had no idea!

NYC. General Electric Building, a great combination of Art-Deco and Gothic architecture

NYC. Empire State Building | Flickr: Rupert Vanwyk

Flatiron building by Yann-Arthus Bertrand

Woolworth Building, New York, 1926. OMG! Look at that guy in the background waving his hat!

New York Life Building (by Jason Pierce Photography on Flickr)

NEW BUILDINGS ONLY: Tenement House Law of 1901 - for new buildings, all halls and rooms had to have light and air and "Privacy is secured by requiring individual sanitary accommodations for each family" - A euphemism for a private toilet. 2 The Tenement House Law of 1901 could not necessitate that all 80,000 old tenement buildings be torn down but did require improvements - halls be lighted and ventilated, every family had to have a fire escape and "decent sanitation facilities. [Maggie Black]