Carnegie Deli

Pastrami On Rue

What the closing of the Carnegie Deli means.

10/06/2016 - 12:32
Special To The Jewish Week

It may not be a particularly Jewish hangout any more, but the Carnegie Deli is that rare breed — a kosher-style restaurant that became one of the most famous restaurants in the world, a place to which tourists make a beeline as soon as they land at the airport, as if no visit to New York is complete without eating there.

A line of people stretches down Seventh Avenue as people wait for their iconic sandwiches. PHOTOS BY Nora Wesson/JW

The American Dream, On Rye

Remembering the Stage Deli, and the cultural power of a stuffed pastrami sandwich.
12/10/2012 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

For the price of a sandwich, you got a little piece — call it a shtickel — of fame.

How else to explain the exceedingly long run of the Stage Deli, the iconic New York eatery that closed at the end of last month after overstuffing its sandwiches, and its customers, for three-quarters of a century? That the storied Stage finally closed up shop is perhaps less remarkable than the fact that it survived for so long, far outlasting the cultural milieu from which it so sparklingly sprang.

Of all delis, the Stage was most an extension of Broadway. Miyan Levenson
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