20 May 2011

Moishe's Bake Shop Has Weirdest ATM in East Village

That Moishe's Bake Shop—the East Village relic that doesn't seem to care how much the kids use it as a graffiti canvas—should have something as modern as an ATM machine attached to it is weird enough. But, of course, it being Moishe's, it's the weirdest, most backward looking cash machine in the area.

This boxy, tiny thing looks like it was purchased from somewhere in the former republic of Yugoslavia, where it had been sitting in a warehouse since 1993. The buttons, the cash slot, they all look rudimentary and ready to break at any moment. I wouldn't be surprised if there was no machinery inside, but instead  some guy behind the wall, who pushes out money when required.

But here's the best part:

This is what you see before you use the ATM. I don't know. The contrast between old world name and new world technology—it's just funny to me.

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