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.)
Signed fine art Giclee prints on museum-quality, one-quarter-cotton 280 gsm paper with archival inks are available in two sizes:
5 x 7 for $55 (email me about this size)
9 x 12 for $95
Editions are strictly limited to 365 copies, and each annotated print is a beautiful reminder that our days are numbered.