In July, we reported that one of the city’s last old-school diners, the Market Diner on West 43rd Street and 11th Avenue would be replaced by new development. That day has come – amNewYork reports that after Sunday, the Market Diner will be no more. Open for 53 years (longer than the time we have lost the original Penn Station), it was one of just 5 vintage chrome diners left in New York City. It has seen everyone from Frank Sinatra to the city’s notorious gangsters. It will be replaced by a 13-story multi-use building by developers, the Moinian Group.


The midtown west area will only see more development, as Hudson Yards continues its development heralded by the opening of the new 7 line extension station. Less desirable plots of land, like that which the Market Diner stands on and even a McDonald’s on 34th Street have become hot commodities.

Stop on in for the next few days and grab the Market Diner’s comfort food (generous portions, too) for the last time.

Next, check out 8 of NYC’s luncheonettes.