Photo by myself on the Upper West Side, at 112th Street and Broadway.
Yes folks, it's the sign you see in every Seinfeld rerun, outside the characters' favorite hangout.
In real life, this neon sign is for Tom's Restaurant way on the Upper West Side, near Columbia University. It's many blocks north of where the Seinfeld character lived, in the West 80's.
I probably dined there a while ago, but it was not a memorable meal. Like many diners here in New York, it is probably equipped with a steady stream of coffee and a multi-page menu.
Last week, I toured around Columbia (University). I hadn't been up there in years.
The neatest thing about this area, which is at a higher elevation than other parts of the city, is that you can actually feel you're higher up. For whatever reason, it feels like you're on top of a great big hill.
Everything was bustling. Kids were strolling about the Columbia campus. It was freezing cold, as usual.
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