Diamond District Loses Decades Old Hidden Gem
Last week we got some terrible news from the Diamond District, the strip of jewelry shops on 47th btw. 5+6th known for their hidden lunch options. The Diamond Dairy, a kosher luncheonette hidden in the back mezzanine of the jewelry exchange on 4 W. 47th Street has closed. Along with Taam Tov, the almost 60 year old diner is one of the most well known of the hidden gems in the diamond district, and it will be missed. Even as I stood at the bottom of the now closed staircase leading up to the place, a number of confused customers looking for lunch were turned away in disappointment. No word on exactly why they closed, but according to one of the jewelers it came out of nowhere (and they are definitely gone for good.) With Chanukah just a few days away, this is an especially big blow. Where am I going to go for potato pancakes this year?