New York City
The River Diner was on 11th Avenue in New York City, affectionately called "Diner Avenue" due to its overwhelming amount of original diners from the 1930s-1950s. Albert's piece River Diner can also be an ode to the era in New York where you couldn't walk more than half a block without seeing these iconic and historic 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. The weeklong art expos would usually be fancily catered, but Al preferred to eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day of the week at the River Diner.
The River Diner, like most original New York diners, are no longer there, but it lives forever in Al's memory of New York.