News Carnegie Deli Closing In NYC

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  1. BethSucks

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    NYC's iconic Carnegie Deli closing its doors
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    NEW YORKFans of New York City’s famous Carnegie Deli are crying in their corned beef.

    After decades of serving up sky-high sandwiches, the iconic deli announced Friday it will close its doors for good at the end of the year, CBS New York reports.

    President and owner Marian Harper reportedly broke down in tears when she told her 60 employees that the eatery at the corner of Seventh Avenue and West 55th Street will serve up its last pastrami on rye and other giant sandwiches on Dec. 31.

    “As you all know, the restaurant business is one of the hardest jobs in New York City,” Harper wrote. “At this stage of my life, the early morning to late night days have taken a toll, along with my sleepless nights and grueling hours that come with operating a restaurant business in Manhattan. I’m very sad to close Carnegie Deli New York at 854 Seventh Ave., but I’ve reached a time in my life when I need to take a step back.”


    Spokeswoman Cristyne Nicholas says Harper “emotionally announced the news” to employees on Friday. She says workers will have their jobs through the busy holiday season.

    Harper’s father bought the Manhattan deli from the original owners in 1976. The deli first opened in 1937.

    The popular tourist destination is a few blocks from Carnegie Hall and is known for its massive pastrami sandwiches and pop culture cameos. Scenes from Woody Allen’s “Broadway Danny Rose” were shot there.

    The company said Harper “will dedicate and focus her time on licensing the iconic Carnegie Deli brand and sell Carnegie Deli’s world-famous products for wholesale distribution…to keep the Carnegie legacy alive.”

    “It was a very somber moment,” manager John Gentile said. “It’s a very emotional time for a lot of people.”

    Gentile just started the gig in February, but said he experienced the highlight of his adult life when he met his idol, former Knick Bernand King, there.

    Employee Desmarine Redwood said hearing the news brought tears to her eyes.

    “I love working here,” Redwood said. “I dream about this place every night.”

    In her 26 years as a waitress at the deli, Redwood said she’s served many big names, including actor Denzel Washington, James Brown and former President Bill Clinton, but it’s the customers, food and Carnegie family that she’ll miss the most.

    Longtime customer Steve Sackett said he’s disappointed.

    “I’ve been coming here on and off since the 1980s,” he said. “You can’t get corned beef sandwiches like this anywhere else.”

    “It’s a sad time for New York,” another customer told WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond.

    The Lapin family from Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, said they make what they call a “pilgrimage” to Carnegie every year.

    “We’ll be sitting shiva at the table,” Kevin Lapin said after hearing the news.

    The deli has been serving towering tummy pleasers like the “Woody Allen” since first opening its doors in 1937, but it hasn’t always been smooth operating, CBS2’s Vanessa Murdock reported.

    The deli was forced to close for 10 months in April 2015 after Con Edison crews found it had been improperly siphoning natural gas for close to six years. At the time, Harper told CBS2 she didn’t know about the illegal tapping and paid Con Ed more than $40,000 for the gas.

    Fans will still be able to get their favorite deli eats at the company’s other locations, including Madison Square Garden, Carnegie Deli Las Vegas at the Mirage hotel and casino, Carnegie Deli at The Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and annually at the US Open tennis tournament in Queens.
     
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    Fucks, not given. :dancin:


    Where, besides DZ Aikens, is there a good place to get a good Corned Beef sandwich?
     
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    I just called them, and made them an offer of 150 bucks for the sign out front. They said deal.

    Score. :yes:
     
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    No loss. Arby's is much better.
     
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    Too bad that angy old fat guy from NYC that only posts in the bar doesn't post here so that we could mock and laugh at him. @newcastlefan
     
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    I heard. Very sad. Iconic place. At least we still have Katz's
     
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    2nd ave deli was my fav but they murdered the owner on a cash drop. The son took over moved locations, fired all the staff working there 60 years. Food tastes like ass now.
     
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    They probably jacked the rents up very high because someone would have bought the name and location if they thought they could make money.
     
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    Uh, ok.
     
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    Hey Anfkid, since you live there, can you do me a favor, and go get the sign for me. You're probably going to need tools and some help to take it down, thanks, I appreciate it.

    Just tell them Daveindiego is here for his sign.
     
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    Only thing we got in NYC now are large banks and pharmacys
    The city sucks now , the state is worse.
     
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    And 2ND Ave Deli, though now on 3Rd Ave.

    better was Noah's on Grand Street. True kosher, less famous, just closed last year. However, Ratners on Delancey kicked all their assets.
     
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    Howard said the candy aisle inside of CVS is mind blowing. So why are you complaining?
     
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    Yeah but do we need two per block
     
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    A pretty good deli, bur better ones in the city. Plus, a lot of different types of really good food you can get not far from that location. CD wouldn't be your 1st or even 10th choice.
     
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    WTF-he said that? Why?
     
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    It is pretty amazing.
     
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    I'm not sure. I can only tell you that it was sometime in the last four or five years. He went on and on about the candy aisle at CVS. It was funny because it showed he's so separated from what we could consider the normal things in life. I'll search and see if I can find the context.
     
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    True, fuckers are rooooning it
     
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    Lopz!!!
     
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