Elaine's to close May 26
Diane Becker, who inherited the place from Kaufman, told The New York Times, “The truth is, there is no Elaine’s without Elaine. The business is just not there without Elaine.”
It’s a sad day for the city. We imagine that somewhere Woody Allen, who used Elaine’s in the opening of Manhattan, is feeling a little more cynical than usual today."
- 5/18/11, "Elaine's to close next week," Fishbowl