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The Kissing Room

The Biltmore Room, also known as "The Kissing Room," is a sequestered spot in Grand Central Terminal, where, decades ago, people would meet up with loved ones, and passengers could travel up to the luxurious Biltmore Hotel (which is familiar to anyone who read The Catcher in the Rye, of course). The nickname, though? It was coined in light of its reputation as the location where significant others, family members and friends would wait in anticipation of arriving military troops. Since the closing of the Biltmore Hotel and reduction of certain train lines, the Biltmore Room's no longer a meeting spot, and it now houses shoeshine kiosks, a newsstand and a flower stall. That said: There are plans in motion place to renovate the area, and restore the space to its classic Kissing Room aesthetic (and romantic glory).

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