George Blecher talks about the development of diners in New York City. He talks about his personal opinions and experiences around diners but also cultural stories and facts.
A diner is a type of restaurant which is widespread in the United States. Blecher represents diners as his third home. He argues that diners are closing due to the newer and more modern coffee shops such as Starbucks.
Blecher explains that diners are a great place to network, and many poor people take advantage of them.
“There are roughly half as many as there were 20 years ago, according to records from the health department.” (ll 22-23)
Blecher uses statistics to substantiate his claim that diners are not nearly as popular as in the past. It is intellectual and is especially attached to the argument. Statistics always support logos.
Blecher manages to evoke emotions in us as readers . We pity the owners of the diners and regulars. “Jeremiah Moss4, of the blog Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York, said.
“If we are regulars, we become known, connected, to a network of people who remain over the span of years, even decades.