Date: Fri, 24 Nov 1995 15:44:29 -0500 From: ALICE FABER Subject: AUTOMAT "Allan M. Siegal" writes about automats: Subject: Re: The Automat On Nov 23, 1995 07:11:09, 'SETH SKLAREY ' wrote: > I believe the places were >called Horn & Hardardt's Automat, but it was a long time ago. Can anybody >add some info? The last working Automat, at Lexington Avenue and 42d Street, closed 10 or 15 years ago. It became a Horn & Hardart (sic) restaurant with table service. The greatest loss was the nickel ladies -- those wonders who could dip a hand into a bucket of nickels and weigh out a precise dollar's worth without looking, for customers needing change for the slots. ****************************************************************************** I moved back north in Jan 1988...I could have sworn I took a Floridian to the Lexington Ave Automat around Christmas of 88 (both for the pie from little windows *and* for the bathroom!--not that there's anything special about it, but I find that I spend at least half my time in the city waiting on line for reasonable public restrooms), but perhaps I'm confusing this excursion with one during the early 80's (1981?) LSA meeting in NY. Alice Faber faber[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]