is the great-granddaughter of Automat cofounder Frank
Hardart; her father, Augustin, was the last of three generations
of Hardarts to manage the Automats. Marianne lives in New York
City and works at NYU Medical Center.
writes features and a weekly “Secret City”
column for the New
York Daily News, and has contributed to New
York magazine, the New
York Times, Travel
& Leisure, and American
Heritage. She is the author of Subways: The Tracks That Built New York City and The
Late, Great Pennsylvania Station, now in its third printing.
Lorraine grew up and still lives in New
York City, with her husband Bill, an entertainment correspondent
for ABC Network Radio.