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NYC: Day 2 The Lexington Ave Candy Shop.

I go to bed Saturday night with no sleep in site. I have been loaned a wonderful apartment for the week to stay in, but said apartment is across from Hunter College, and the co-eds who must rent the unit across the hall felt it was a good night for an all night birthday party. They seemed not to need to sleep and I was unable to thanks to their merriment.
I wake up late, it's almost noon, and the show started at about 9am. I decide the morning is toast, I'm hungry and I want to go to the Lexington Ave Soda Shop and Luncheonette. The owner was behind the counter with their old Knight soda fountain. A nice guy. His grandfather started the shop. Everyone wears whites, and knows what they are doing. I have an amazing burger and a great milk shake. He also makes me a very good egg cream. We talk shop, exchange a our vanilla syrup recipes, and talk about how he hates the term "Jerk" and that I don't. We also talk about the rules for co2 in NYC. Very different from Florida.
Ahh bonding. In the lower photo he is showing off his old and still working auto measuring malt dispenser. I was shocked to see one still in use. Very very cool.
Then it was off to the toy fair. I splurged on a cab.

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