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westway diner

from seinfeld posted in television by pete_nice

After Jerry Seinfeld had a meeting at NBC and realized he had no specific ideas for a TV show, he met up with Larry David at this diner in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of New York. During the meeting, the two decided to make a "show about nothing," and Seinfeld was born.

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monk’s cafe

from seinfeld posted in television by chewing_the_scenery

The exterior of Tom's Restaurant on the corner of West 112th Street and Broadway in Morningside Heights in Manhattan was used for the establishing shots of the fictional Monk's Cafe in Seinfeld. Interiors were filmed on a sound stage.

The restaurant was also the inspiration for Suzanne Vega's 'Tom's Diner' and now that song will be stuck in your head for the rest of the day. You're welcome.

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