The River Diner was on 11th Avenue in New York City, affectionately called "Diner Avenue" due to its overwhelming number of classic diners. Albert spent many hours at the River Diner in the ‘90s when he was showing his art at the Javits Center across the street. Although the weeklong art expos were fancily catered, Albert preferred to eat every meal at the River Diner.
Like most original New York diners, the River Diner was ultimately demolished but lives forever in Albert's memory. Albert’s piece River Diner pays homage to the era in New York where you couldn't walk more than half a block without seeing these iconic and historic diners.