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Lunch Hour NYC
at New York Public Library - Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingFri Feb 15 - Sun Feb 17
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Date & Time01:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Ticket Info: 212-930-0571
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Lunch Hour NYC
The clamor and chaos of lunch hour in New York has been a defining feature of the city for some 150 years. The New York Public Library explores New York's relationship with the midday meal in 'Lunch Hour NYC.' Organized in four thematic sections-- quick-lunch, lunch at home, charitable lunch, ...
The clamor and chaos of lunch hour in New York has been a defining feature of the city for some 150 years. Visitors, newly arrived immigrants, and even longtime New Yorkers are struck by the crowds, the rush, and the dizzying range of foods on offer. Of the three meals that mark the American day, lunch is the one that acquired its modern identity on the streets of New York. 'Lunch Hour NYC' looks back at more than a century of New York lunches, when the city's early power brokers invented what was yet to be called "power lunch," local charities established a 3-cent school lunch, and visitors with guidebooks thronged Times Square to eat lunch at the Automat. Drawing on materials from throughout the Library, the exhibition explores the ways in which New York City--work-obsessed, time-obsessed, and in love with ingenious new ways to make money--reinvented lunch in its own image.