Since 1974, Shalimar Diner has been serving up comfort food to Rego Park, Queens residents.
There's no such thing as "just a diner." To all the regulars, this was a community. And it wasn't because of the free chickpeas on the table. Knowing that the upcoming rent increase was impossible to afford, this last Thanksgiving weekend, the owners served their last meals.
The neighborhood rushed in, ordered their favorites, and said goodbye with an outpouring of love.
A Disappearing NYC Film
Produced by Evan Fairbanks
Director of Photography - Evan Fairbanks Editor
Christopher Ming Ryan
Music Licensed through Atomica Music
Originally published by Viewing.nyc.
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