Thursday, April 9, 2009

Hell yeah, it's HoJo's

Thanks to reader/frequent commenter Mick for passing along the url to HoJoLand, a comprehensive Web site devoted to the history of Howard Johnson's. The last HoJo's closed on Times Square on July 9, 2005 (first photo below). As HoJoLand points out, there were 10 HoJo's in Manhattan at one point...



...like this one on 53rd and Lexington...



...uh, somewhere on Broadway...



and at 1551 Broadway...



Meanwhile...you'll find the world's largest repository on the last HoJo's in the city on the site...

7 comments:

Ken Mac said...

freaking fantastic!

EV Grieve said...

Yeah, this really makes me crave the fried clam platter.

Cat Sitter in the City said...

Thanks for this link. I love all of the photos. I miss the Howard Johnson's in Times Square so much. When I was a kid, we'd only eat at and stay at Howard Johnson's when we took our annual drive to Florida in the summer, and when I moved to New York, I loved going to the one in Times Square. A lot of good memories.

esquared said...

And where was TONY to give HoJo an award?

Erich said...

beer always tasted better in a short glass at HoJo's.

EV Grieve said...

Indeed, Erich. They had a fine happy hour.

Just watch the sour cream.

Anonymous said...

hey fuckhead, there was one on east houston til like a year or 2 ago.