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The Schaefer Center

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Lot's of activity going on here. If we can hop in that time machine how about we have a few cool ones?

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Not world renowned, however at one hundred feet it was the longest bar at the Fair. New York City had a strange law; it was once illegal to have more than one bar in an establishment. A Times Square nightspot (Bonds International Casino) got around this law by building a bar that started on the first floor and snake its way up to the second floor along a curved staircase. By doing this, they were in compliance with the law and were able to serve drinks on both floors.

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See what the boys in the back room will have!

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Any good pictures of the 100 foot bar? Did the bar face GE or Pepsi?

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I'm not sure whether that was a TV or a back-shot slide projector screen.

We covered this once before - it's a special transparency:

http://www.nywf64.com/genfoo04.shtml

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My father was determined to eat at the Schaffer Centre and he was not disappointed.  I remember it was remarkably elegant, had good food and was very comfortable and cool.  To this day, I have one small souvenir, a sugar cube I took from the bowl on the table.  It has a photo of the Schaffer Centre on one side and the Unisphere on the other.  On one edge are the words "The  Internatioal Exposition at Flushing Measdow.."  A fifty two year old sugar cube...

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