Riding the V Line: The Last Diner Is on Northern BoulevardWe’re riding the B and V from Coney Island all the way to Forest Hills, jumping off frequently to rave about our favorite restaurants and food stores near the subway.
Northern Boulevard, in Astoria, isn’t exactly what you think of as a great restaurant neighborhood. (If you love big-box stores and car dealerships, though, it’s nirvana.) But work your way down a couple of blocks and, hidden next to a vacant lot, is what might be the last freestanding classic railroad-style diner in New York City. It’s called, fittingly, the New York Diner and is blissfully un-self-aware.