Soft drinks and socializing for GIs in Times Square

New York was a welcoming place for sailors and soldiers about the ship out or on furlough during World War II.

Mens Service Center

Besides discounts and freebies when it came to transportation and entertainment, GIs also had special hangouts where they could relax, get a drink, talk, or shoot pool.

One of these was the Pepsi–sponsored Men’s Service Center at 47th Street.

Across town at Grand Central, soldiers had this “Service Men’s Lounge” for relaxing, playing pool and ping pong, and reading in the library.

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3 Responses to “Soft drinks and socializing for GIs in Times Square”

  1. oldpoet56 Says:

    Reblogged this on Truth Troubles: Why people hate the truths' of the real world.

  2. Rich T Says:

    I don’t see the uniformed woman.

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