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January 11, 2007

2nd Ave on 3rd and 33rd

For years, the 2nd Avenue Deli had been insitution in New York's East Village. The kosher eatery has been a landmark for kosher keepers throughout the world. But earlier this year, the deli closed its doors because of a rent dispute between the owner, Jake Lebowohl, and the landlord over a hike in the rent price.

Just as the kosher world was adjusting to the adsence of one of its beloved insitutions, the New York Sun is reporting that Lebowohl is reopening his doors, except uptown and one block over, on 33rd St. in Murray Hill. This is a victory for all of us who like a good pastrami sandwich but wouldn't consider drinking a milk shake within the three hours following. On a personal note, I have never visited New York when the deli was open. But I have heard from friends that it is the nothing really compares. WIth a brother who currently resides in one of the five boroughs, I look forward to the day when I enjoy a corned beef sandwich in the East Village with him. Until then, we are going to have to settle for shwarma by NYU.

Posted by irobi at January 11, 2007 10:11 PM


I cannot wait to return. I don't think it would be sacrilegious to call this a restaurant resurrection.

Posted by: rubyr at January 12, 2007 07:34 AM

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