Do You Remember the Horn & Hardart Automats?

       I remember visiting the Horn & Hardart Automats in New York when I was a kid, marveling at the machine delivery of fairly good sandwiches and meals for a mere pittance.  But they went the way of the Edsel, no longer to be enjoyed. 

       Until now, that is.  Starting tomorrow, a new exhibition is starting at the New York Public Library on Fifth Avenue.  Using borrowed and restored windows from the original automats, the exhibition will dispense free favorites of some of the favorite recipes. 

       So whether or not you remember the automats, it worth a trip to the library.  And while you’re there, check out the huge collection of books!  And you can take a stroll down memory lane at    

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RandolphMase, Fiction Writer 

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death in The Cloisters (under construction)

Nathan Hale


4 Responses to “Do You Remember the Horn & Hardart Automats?”

  1. Brian Sullivan Says:

    No, but I remember Concerto for Horn and Hardart by PDQ Bach.

  2. Vonnie Says:

    Yes, I remember the old Horn and Hardart Automats. My mother and I would go to the one on 14th Street, Lower Manhattan, after shopping at Kleins on the Square. (Who remembers that?)

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