Unless you need to be somewhere on time, I find that getting lost is often one of the best things that can happen to you. Today, I was heading back to the city from Bayonne, NJ, and got confused trying to follow my iPhone’s directions to the highway. I ended up on Wilson Avenue and had the pleasure of passing by this awesome diner next to I-95.
I really, really love the simplicity of this diner. For some reason, most highway diners feel the need to be way over the top when it comes to stainless steel, and I find most of it to be inauthentic and ugly as hell. To me, nothing is more perfect than an understated mix of steel and a single color or two. Note the brick base and stairs, a great touch.
Sadly, it’s out of business (I think it used to known as Andros Diner) but I imagine it might be available for film shoots, for anyone looking. Very 1960′s/1970′s feel to the interior. Doesn’t seem to have been out of business for that long.
At least the birds still like to hang out here.