Decades ago, mercantile Manhattan was littered with Cuban luncheonettes that operated only during the day and served a constituency of Spanish-speaking laborers. As the Cubans migrated out of town, these places were taken over by first Puerto Rican, then Dominican proprietors. With the decline in industrial jobs and the upscaling of restaurant properties, the luncheonettes all but disappeared.... More >>>
By photo: Hiroyuki Ito
Cheap chow is available all day at Margon, and Times Square regulars know it.