Since the launch of NYPL’s Lunch Hour exhibit back in June, some of the city’s best gourmet food trucks have alternated parking at the library’s public plaza along Fifth Avenue during the lunch hour (11-3). The rotation will continue into the winter with some new trucks on the roster, including Souvlaki GR, Nuchas, Chinese Mirch, Mexicue, and Milk Truck. One of the truck owners told us they will be here until at least April. One more excuse to head to the library’s free must-see exhibit before it ends on February 17. Check out the food truck schedule here>>
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Special Lunch Hour NYC Tours Today And Tomorrow: Haven't made it to the Lunch Hour NYC exhibition yet? Here's another reason to check it out: today and tomorrow, the NYPL is offering special free tours. Rare books associate curator Jessica Pigza will highlight items from her collection during today's noon tour, and tomorrow at noon exhibition co-curator and NYPL culinary collections librarian Rebecca Federman will give a tour, in which she highlights some of her favorite items.
Posted at 10:43 am, September 24th, 2012 | 1 Comment
Have you gone to the new exhibit at New York Public Library, “Lunch Hour NYC,” yet?! Well, starting today you’ll have all the more reason to: the Library has teamed up with the Food Truck Association to bring food trucks back to the Bryant Park area! The trucks are going to be parked on Fifth Avenue towards 40th Street, right outside the public plaza in front of the Schwarzman Building. The Monday to Friday schedule features Mexicue, Schnitzel & Things, Red Hook Lobster Pound (today), Rickshaw Dumplings (tomorrow), and Eddie’s Pizza (on Friday.) The trucks should be parked from 11am to 3pm, with a portion of the sales going towards Bryant Park and NYPL.
This Friday is the opening day of the New York Public Library’s exhibit “Lunch Hour NYC” at the Schwarzman Building (42nd+5th). Two years ago, curators Rebecca Federman and Laura Shapiro were told they could do an exhibit on any food-related topic and they kept coming back to the distinctly New York phenomena of the lunch break. I got a sneak peek at what’s in store and if you’re any kind of food or history nerd, you should definitely check it out. If you’re not, you should at least stop by to see the replication of an Automat plus a map with all the things that used to be in Midtown.
Next Friday is going to be a big day for us pro-lunchers, the New York Public Library will be holding the best exhibit ever to grace the Schwarzman Building (that’s the one on 42nd+5th with the lions): “Lunch Hour NYC“. This exhibit has been months in the making, I first heard about it over on librarian Rebecca Federman’s blog Cooked Books in November, and have been patiently waiting for it to open ever since. The exhibit will span the creation of the office lunch (terrible bosses giving people less than a half hour to eat), school lunches, a recreated Automat (no word on the Mobile-Mat that once appeared in Bryant Park), street vendors (naturally), lunch menus, and everything in between. Being as it’s at the NYPL, visiting the exhibit will be free for you and the perfect way to spend your lunch hour.
Check out a cool video promoting the exhibit, after the jump…