Gene's diner 58th east of 5th by henryboy published on 2013-02-26T18:06:02Z the new york city diner. an institution. gene's diner is right across the street from fao schwartz, which, by the way, aint what it used to be. the sizzle of the burger, the murmur of the patrons, clanky dishes, tasty chicken wrap. probably be a duane reade in about 2 weeks, so don't delay.