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As Remington grows, Papermoon Diner keeps to its own orbit

As Remington grows, Papermoon Diner keeps to its own orbit

Everyone at the Papermoon Diner in Remington looks like they own the joint, even the inanimate objects.

Outside, life-sized mannequins commune with the trees and flowers at 227 W. 29th Street. An imposing blue and magenta bull stands on the grass. Disembodied limbs lie akimbo in a red shopping cart.

Inside, thousands of Pez candy containers with faces greet customers. Barbie dolls live in the dining areas. Also spotted on shelves and walls, in curio cabinets or hanging from the ceiling are Felix the Cat, a preppy male doll wearing a sweater, Hillary and Bill Clinton figurines, Tom of Tom and Jerry cartoons, a large, old-fashioned baby doll swaddled in white linens, and a cow...

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