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Customer uses social media to document NYC diners

The soup is always on and you can get breakfast anytime.

Riley Arthur, a writer and photographer, is documenting the "Diners of NYC" on an Instagram account.

Riley Arthur documents the diners of NYC on her Instagram account.

She was inspired by her neighborhood diners in Queens. She moved from the NYC area about two years ago. On her return trips to the city, she visits as many diners as she can.

The Instagram account has 301 posts.

In the past twenty years, estimates are the number of diners in New York City has declined by about half.

Empire Diner

Empire Diner in Hell's Kitchen was located inside a 1946 Fodero Dining Car. In late 2009 the diner closed after lease renewal negotiations with the landlord failed. (Courtesy James and Karla Murray. )