Regulars mourn loss of NYC eatery

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Regulars mourn loss of NYC eatery

Elaine’s shuts down after nearly 5 decades
The Rev. Peter Colapietro hugs a patron Wednesday at Elaine’s Restaurant in New York. The restaurant closed for good Thursday. Elaine Kaufman died in December after running Elaine’s for 48 years. Longtime manager Diane Becker inherited the restaurant and tried to keep it open, but says the place can’t survive without Kaufman. Colapietro said he knew Kaufman for 30 years.
Elaine Kaufman poses for a portrait in 1993 at her restaurant.
Artist Andy Warhol looks at a cake featuring Paul Newman’s face in icing at a launch party in 1977 for Us magazine at Elaine’s restaurant in New York.
People stand outside Elaine’s in New York on Wednesday. The restaurant closed on Thursday. Elaine Kaufman died in December after running Elaine’s for 48 years. Longtime manager Diane Becker inherited the restaurant and tried to keep it open but says the place can’t survive without Kaufman.

Regulars mourn loss of NYC eatery

The Rev. Peter Colapietro hugs a patron Wednesday at Elaine’s Restaurant in New York. The restaurant closed for good Thursday. Elaine Kaufman died in December after running Elaine’s for 48 years. Longtime manager Diane Becker inherited the restaurant and tried to keep it open, but says the place can’t survive without Kaufman. Colapietro said he knew Kaufman for 30 years.
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Elaine Kaufman poses for a portrait in 1993 at her restaurant.
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Artist Andy Warhol looks at a cake featuring Paul Newman’s face in icing at a launch party in 1977 for Us magazine at Elaine’s restaurant in New York.
People stand outside Elaine’s in New York on Wednesday. The restaurant closed on Thursday. Elaine Kaufman died in December after running Elaine’s for 48 years. Longtime manager Diane Becker inherited the restaurant and tried to keep it open but says the place can’t survive without Kaufman.
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