Morning View – Bamm Automat

This morning, your view is the Bamm Automat, NYC’s new and only automat, since the last one closed on 42nd Street in 1991. I finally got a look at Bamm in the East Village last night and while I understand the retro-kitsch of the joint (and the place is very neat looking in a pink-Hello Kitty-7/11 kind of way), the practice of having to put a pile of quarters into a little door to get to your teriyaki burger while there’s a clerk standing right there who could reach into the little window and hand it to you, well, it just seems like a lot of bother. “Hey! I opened the little door and got my OWN damn burger!” Shrug.