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#1 2008-07-20 16:38:08

New member
Registered: 2008-07-18
Posts: 2

The Murray Hill restaurant

Horn & Hardart, the Automat people, owned a restaurant near Grand Central Station called
The Murray Hill (I think). The timeline for this restaurant would have been from the mid 1950s
through the 1960s. The restaurant was considered upscale and it served liquor.
Does anyone have any information about a restaurant of this style, owned by Horn & Hardart?
And does anyone have any details about the 1950s Horn & Hardart employee Communion
Breakfast held at the Astor Hotel. I believe it was held in April each year.
Thank you for your consideration. Any help will be welcomed.



#2 2008-07-20 21:52:22

From: NYC NY 10002
Registered: 2008-05-14
Posts: 991

Re: The Murray Hill restaurant

Wasn't there an Automate on the south east corner of the moble building (42 & Lex ) ????

have you checked with the banquet manager at the Astor !!!!



#3 2008-07-31 20:20:31

Murray Hill
Registered: 2008-05-13
Posts: 374

Re: The Murray Hill restaurant

I had to be the one to help on this one:
From my 1960 New York City Hackman's Guide:
Murray Hill  21 West 52nd between 5th and 6th
Murray Hill Huttons  Madison and 37th Street
Murray Hill Coffee Shop  34th between 3rd and Lex right next to the Murray Hill Movie Theater

The Auto-Mat was on 42nd and 3rd



#4 2011-06-01 18:08:42

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Registered: 2011-06-01
Posts: 1

Re: The Murray Hill restaurant

Hello, I am looking for details on the Huttons in Murray Hill. Anything. Specialites, menu, pictures, ANYTHING. I am planning a 50th anniversary party for a couple that was married there and I cannot find anything other than this post and would love to incorporate some of the history. Please, if anyone has information please share:)




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