Times Square, Manhattan. The

Times Square, Manhattan.
The Edison Cafe looks like a cross between a generic diner and a Venetian palace.

That's because it's in an old hotel ballroom.

It's a theater hangout. Neil Simon wrote a bad play about it last year.

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I wrote a quickie story for today's Times: AOL Replaces Overture With Google. It's interesting to note that Google has come to rule search without running any ads for its service. So when will Yahoo take down the giant ugly sign on Houston Street? It's getting old.

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Sign photos by Chris Richey. Via 990000.