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Photographer showcases neighborhood diners in New York City

Posted at 2:25 PM, Oct 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-12 15:25:23-04

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. - Everything is delicious at the local diner. But as with many restaurants, they’re struggling during the pandemic.

Photographer Riley Ward has spent the last four years documenting diners in New York City. She estimates she has visited more than 450 diners.

Since March, she has seen an increase in the number of closed diners.

Owners say when other traditional places started offering take out that also cut into their business.

Riley Arthur says she still has to visit just a handful of the new establishments that recently opened in the city.

You can see all her pictures on Instagram account at Diners of NYC.

This story was first published by Greg Mocker at WPIX in New York, New York.