Date: Thu, 23 Nov 1995 09:18:31 -0500 From: Ron Rabin Subject: Re: The Automat The automat is/was (do they still exist?) not unique to NYC. In the years I lived in Philadelphia (1942-48) they were there as well. Not to flame (exactly) but why is it so often that NYC folk assert/think that things they cherish about their lives in the City are unique to the City? Is it so that that "ultimate" American sophistication of NYC is also its own ultimate provincialism? Ron Rabin Buffalo State College