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#1 ranitidine

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Posted 03 January 2006 - 04:17 PM

At least that's what I hear from a colleague. Seems the landlord wanted a ridiculous increase. Suggest a lower east side mf'r check it out.
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#2 lovelynugget

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Posted 03 January 2006 - 04:30 PM

What could possibly go into that commercial space that would bring in more rent than the 2nd Ave Deli?!!? Another nail place? A trendy bar (because there aren't enough of them in the EV)? What could that landlord be thinking?

Isn't 2nd Ave Deli a destination restaurant? Isn't it always packed? Aren't their prices already sky-high? I don't get it. :rolleyes:

#3 Suzanne F

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Posted 03 January 2006 - 04:32 PM

Oh shit. :rolleyes: They have the best tongue sandwiches.

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Posted 03 January 2006 - 05:30 PM

Well, I guess I'm glad I stopped off there for a corned beef and pastrami sandwich at 2 a.m. on New Years.

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#5 Hest88

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Posted 03 January 2006 - 05:46 PM

Oh you're joking. I only get to NYC every few years, but 2nd Ave Deli is one of my "musts" when I'm there.

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Posted 06 January 2006 - 06:22 PM

NY TIMES STORY

I have to say the story and the gating seem like some type of ploy.
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#7 omnivorette

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Posted 06 January 2006 - 06:27 PM

Um, yeah. I was talking to a woman last night (sitting at a sushi bar) and she was going to go sign "the petition" to keep it open. Sounds like the owner is just trying to pressure the landlord to renegotiate a lease after the fact.
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Posted 06 January 2006 - 06:50 PM

Yeah, that's how I see it. Funny how he didn't shutter the place in December. :rolleyes:
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#9 lovelynugget

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Posted 05 September 2007 - 05:22 PM

So the NYT list say this is coming back in October.

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SECOND AVENUE DELI The younger generation of the Lebewohl family is reopening this East Village kosher deli in Murray Hill. So what if it’s still called the Second Avenue Deli? What about Sullivan Street Bakery, on West 46th Street, or, for that matter, Madison Square Garden? The Adam Tihany redesign from 1996 is being repeated here with somewhat fewer seats, more smoked fish on the menu, a full liquor bar and nuggets of grivenes (chicken cracklings) and ptcha (garlicky jellied calf’s foot) to nibble with a drink and to make mavens weep with joy: 162 East 33rd Street, (212) 677-0606 or (212) 689-9000. October.


Are we supposed to be happy or sad?

#10 omnivorette

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Posted 05 September 2007 - 05:25 PM

Well I'm happy it's re-opening, and happy that it will still exist, but we'll have to see how it actually is of course.

I'll be mighty happy with a plate of grivenes and a bourbon.
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#11 joethefoodie

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 12:26 PM

So I hadn't been to either current location of the 2nd Avenue deli ever. Though back in the 70s, when driving a cab, I would occasionally find myself at the original.

 

Yesterday, I had reason to be on the upper east side, and since I was finished with my appointment at lunchtime, I decided to check the 1st Ave. location out.

 

Big mistake - when did it get so fucking bad? I mean, I only ordered 2 menu items, but both were awful. A shonda.



#12 joethefoodie

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 12:52 PM

And since it's not actually dead, perhaps move this thread over to NY?



#13 Sneakeater

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 02:34 PM

To me if was always pretty bad.
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#14 StephanieL

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 05:41 PM

What did you get?  I went to the 33rd Street location last summer and the pastrami on rye and mushroom barley were still pretty good.


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#15 joethefoodie

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 02:09 PM

Simple stuff. Because it was hot and I was aggravated, I was in the mood for borscht, and this wonderfully easy to prepare soup tasted like red food-colored water.  And I was in the mood for a frankfurter, which was horrible compared to any decent, properly cooked one.  The slaw and pickles weren't that great either.

 

I'm glad I didn't try anything else, or anything more complex.  The prices are also fairly insane.