Astoria, Queens, New York, United States

David Bowie and Catherine Deneuve at Neptune Diner

This is David Bowie and Catherine Deneuve on the set of The Hunger (1983) in 1982, directed by Tony Scott who left us today in 2012.

I spent a fair bit of time staring at this photo believing for sure it was in New York City (yellow cab). But I was still stuck on where it was. I decided to call on some friends in a Manhattan Facebook group to help out. For the breakthrough, David Cohen finally outlined 2nd word i couldn't see behind Bowie. That is Ace "Lumber" (32-02 Astoria Blvd, Astoria, Queens) since demolished. Rick Pascual correctly said they are dining at the famed Neptune Diner (31-05 Astoria Blvd, Astoria, Queens).

You can see the walkway for Astoria Blvd Station for N and O trains to the right of Catherine Deneuve. The white building above Ace Lumber and red building left of it are still there.

I was last at Neptune Diner 12/12 2007 and had this crazy experience. Before arriving, I was killing time at the Rockefeller Center skating rink in the City and randomly took pictures of skaters in motion and by chance snapped a photo of a man who took a knee and proposed. She said yes.

I was meeting someone from the Philadelphia Flyers and just had to show him the ice rink pics i took of the marriage proposal. Then he said, you'll never believe this. "That is also where i proposed to my wife..." on 12/12 2002. He thanked me for showing him the pics because he had forgotten it was his 5th Anniversary!

Photo by Jean-Claude Deutsch

David Bowie and Catherine Deneuve at Neptune Diner