Pic of the Day: New York’s Deserted Restaurants

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There’s something eerie about images of buildings without people in them, be they Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre’s photographs of Detroit’s ruins or this series, by Dutch artist Wijnanda Deroo. Inspired to take pictures of restaurants that reflect a range of neighborhood cultures, ethnicities, and price ranges, Deroo photographed everything from Tavern on the Green (pictured) and The Russian Tea Room to Yonah Schimmel’s Knishes and Papaya Dog — all decked out in vivid colors for the benefit of invisible customers. Inside New York Eateries is on view through January 29th at New York’s Robert Mann Gallery.

Click through below for a gallery of images.

Wijnanda Deroo, Tavern on the Green, Central Park, From the series: Inside New York Eateries, 2009 © Wijnanda Deroo. Courtesy Robert Mann Gallery, New York

Wijnanda Deroo, Relish, 225 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, From the series: Inside New York Eateries, 2009 © Wijnanda Deroo. Courtesy Robert Mann Gallery, New York

Wijnanda Deroo, Cafe des Artistes, 1 West 67th Street, From the series: Inside New York Eateries, 2009 © Wijnanda Deroo. Courtesy Robert Mann Gallery, New York

Wijnanda Deroo, Lederhosen, 39 Grove Street, From the series: Inside New York Eateries, 2009 © Wijnanda Deroo. Courtesy Robert Mann Gallery, New York

Wijnanda Deroo, Milon, 93 First Avenue NY, 2009, From the series: Inside New York Eateries © Wijnanda Deroo. Courtesy Robert Mann Gallery, New York

Wijnanda Deroo, Jerry’s, 90 Chambers Street, From the series: Inside New York Eateries, 2009 © Wijnanda Deroo. Courtesy Robert Mann Gallery, New York

Wijnanda Deroo, Arturo’s, 106 West Houston Street, From the series: Inside New York Eateries, 2009 © Wijnanda Deroo. Courtesy Robert Mann Gallery, New York

Wijnanda Deroo, The River Room, Riverbank State Park, 145th Street, From the series: Inside New York Eateries, 2009 © Wijnanda Deroo. Courtesy Robert Mann Gallery, New York

Wijnanda Deroo, The Russian Tea Room, 150 West 57th Street, From the series: Inside New York Eateries, 2009 © Wijnanda Deroo. Courtesy Robert Mann Gallery, New York

Wijnanda Deroo, Yonah Schimmel’s Knishes, 137 East Houston Street, From the series: Inside New York Eateries, 2009 © Wijnanda Deroo. Courtesy Robert Mann Gallery, New York

Wijnanda Deroo, Nom Wah Tea Parlor, 13 Doyers Street, From the series: Inside New York Eateries, 2009 © Wijnanda Deroo. Courtesy Robert Mann Gallery, New York

Wijnanda Deroo, El Caribeno, 1675 Lexington Avenue, From the series: Inside New York Eateries, 2009, © Wijnanda Deroo. Courtesy Robert Mann Gallery, New York