Randall Diner – 1201 Randall Ave. Bronx. Now Allen’s Restaurant. This one is in the Diners of NY book, but as a ’70s diner. Looks like it may be a remodel of the much older diner.
154 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn NYC. Now El Cibao Dinner (yes- Dinner not Diner). These diner/ gas station combinations were popular in the early days. A lot of the gas stations survived in one way or another. A lot of the diners did not.
It would be helpful if you could get boroughs for these as well. The one on Richmond Terrace is on Staten Island, curiously about 2 blocks from where I used to live. The one on Flushing Ave is in Queens. And Randall Ave is in the Bronx.
Yes, boroughs are listed. I think the Richmond Terrace one must have been a ’50s model. The foundation corners in the ’80s picture show a definite curve. From streetview, it looks like the streetcorner side has a curved corner as well. I’d be very interested to see what’s inside all of these places. Unfortunately the tax photos aren’t searchable by business type, so it’s a slow process going through visually (800,000 photos in the collection). Here are some of the diners that I, Mike Engle and Ed Engel have been able to seek out in the collection so far. http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.442713792408009.110539.137332866279438&type=3