Downtown favorite Brooklyn Dumpling Shop is set to bring the automat to the Upper East Side | Upper East Site Downtown Favorite Brooklyn Dumpling Shop Set to Bring the Automat to the UES by Upper East Site Staff May 17, 2023, 10:33 am 1 Comment Just call it the return of the Mat. More than three decades after the last of Manhattan's original automats closed its doors permanently, the Upper East Side will soon be home to one of the vending machine-style eateries, thanks to Brooklyn Dumpling Already a subscriber? Log in here. Continue reading with an Upper East Site subscription. Read More Comments are closed. One Comment Expand All Collapse All Sort by Newest Oldest I wish they actually used the machines like a real automat instead of just order holders.