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Grand Central Oyster Bar

The Grand Central Oyster Bar sits beneath the center of New York, and its history mirrors the ups and downs of the city itself. Opened, in 1913, a few months after the first long-distance rail passengers passed through its glorious home, the restaurant was a hit. It remained popular for about a half century, but by 1972, it was bankrupt and empty. The great restaurateur Jerome Brody revived it two years later, and despite a fire that nearly destroyed it, in 1997, the Oyster Bar is a treasured spot for bivalve and seafood lovers that will always have a special place in the heart of all New Yorkers. If you want to know more, Eater did a nice write up a few years ago. Better yet, just go see for yourself. Hint: If you are on a budget, sit at the counter and ask for the, considerably cheaper, sandwich menu. (Grand Central Terminal, 89 E. 42nd St., Lower Level, 212-490-6650.)


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Editions are strictly limited to 365 copies, and each annotated print is a beautiful reminder that our days are numbered.

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