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RIP Carnegie Deli

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by The Big Ragu, Oct 1, 2016.

  1. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Carnegie Deli will close at end of 2016 | New York Post

    Another one bites the dust. Sounds like the owner is getting older and is tired of the hustle it takes to keep the thing going. She actually owns the building, so not a story of an institution getting priced out by rents.

    Not my thing, so I won't miss it. Lots of tourists will, though.
  2. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Gonna be a huge uptick in business at Sarge's.
  3. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Wow. On a hot Friday afternoon in March 1984 I was assigned to interview Henny Youngman during a ride from his apartment to a comedy club in Westport, Conn. Before we headed for the FDR drive he insisted on stopping at Carnegie Deli to get a tongue sandwich for the road. We got stuck in all sorts of Friday afternoon traffic and he was a miserable prick who never stopped whining, bitching and complaining the entire fucking ride.

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    Last edited: Oct 1, 2016
  4. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    I worked in the area for years. Not a fan -- too much shtick and too expensive for a deli which would be considered to be middling in the old neighborhood. It was just mythologized by the right people.
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  5. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    That reads like the inspiration for Billy Crystal's "Mr. Saturday Night," which I really liked, but did poorly at the box office.
  6. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    I guess Bowzer from Sha Na Na and Arthur Fonzarelli will have to find a new lunch spot. :(
  7. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    Sad to hear it. I liked the place
  8. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    My son crushed this. That's my boy!

  9. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Katz's better. Second Ave. better. But it's always sad when a New York institution type restaurant goes.
  10. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    That's like Farrah Fawcett and Jaclyn Smith are better than Kate Jackson. I know. I'm old.
  11. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    Take that back!

    Kate was by far the cutest!
  12. SpeedTchr

    SpeedTchr Well-Known Member

    Cheryl Ladd put them all to shame.
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