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Hello I'm Julie Banderas and this is fox extra -- US cities have lost some of their charm due to chain restaurants and retail giants taking over main streets but despite losing some of the classic one of a kind spots New York.
Has been able to maintain some of these establishments.
Joining us is -- Broder author of discovering vintage New York.
I bit sticky so much for joining us what did you want to write this book first -- all.
Guess it's because I focus on these older places.
Their treasures in the city.
They are they're like little.
Living museums where you can actually go win.
And get a taste of what life was like in the city and various times throughout its history.
It's there to -- they're part of the tapestry of the city an important part and yet.
Many of them are overlooked or forgotten.
And until they disappear and then suddenly everybody mourns and says.
I wish right on money have the chance of that I guess the reason I wrote this book was to encourage people to go while still have the chance you know that's absolutely true we talk about a taste of New York -- -- quite literally a taste of history the idea of this book was to give you a guide.
You can use it to to find where you wanna go and also in the in the back -- cuddled a list of the places by the year -- so if you want to visit a particular year.
You can look that up and wow the place from from that era what -- -- what are your favorite spots if you if you could choose maybe your top three well.
I think one of my favorite discoveries was a place called mark he's restaurant on 31.
This place has been around since 1929.
But has no sign and has -- menu.
-- for about seven years they've been serving one meal the same meal every night.
Really same five course northern Italian dinner every night.
It's a great place to go when -- wanna make a decision I love that got me gimme another favorite.
-- in Contra -- keys today is it was a hot spot once now it's relatively forgotten.
Among places that are not forgotten I'd really like Katz's delicatessen.
For her to mean -- thing.
He ended it and to me it is in bodies mid century New York City.
I compare it to the automatic which has gotten you there were many -- that's in the city but it has the same feeling that it's this big emporium.
And people from all walks of life all strata of society where I gather there because they knew they know they're gonna get a good deal.
And and you just get this feeling of being part of the city is -- thing that you think that the city can do to help preserve some of these one of -- kind spots well.
I don't know if the -- can do anything about free enterprise or about greed which are two factors involved here right but I think they could do.
And I believe to some extent they are doing what I've tried to do in this book which is encourage people.
To go to these places to remind them that -- there and treat them like the treasures they aren't like that but I compare them to historical landmarks -- -- are.
They really are thank you so much for stopping by -- we appreciate -- the book by the way again it's called discovering vintage New York if you're ever here I guess this is your guide.
-- -- eating right the Hudson for fox extra I'm Julie Banderas.
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