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Old 09-30-2016, 11:34 AM
 
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The Carnegie Deli, a New York institution since 1937, will soon serve its last “Woody Allen.”
The iconic home to gigantic Jewish-style sandwiches — like the 4-inch-high, pastrami-and-corned beef “Woody” on rye — will close its doors forever on Dec. 31, The Post has learned.
Restaurant owner Marian Harper Levine tearfully broke the news to 60 heartbroken employees on Friday morning.
Levine, 65, said, “At this stage of my life, the early mornings to late nights have taken a toll, along with my sleepless nights and grueling hours that come with operating a restaurant business.”

There have been a lot of legal problems concerning the owners, but still it's weird to hear that they are closing the doors at the end of this year.


Carnegie Deli will close at end of 2016 | New York Post
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Old 09-30-2016, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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We went to the STAGE Deli a week before they closed, ignorant tourists that we were. It was awful. We were planning to try Katz's this time. Should we try the Carnegie? Is it better?
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Old 09-30-2016, 12:10 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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We went to the STAGE Deli a week before they closed, ignorant tourists that we were. It was awful. We were planning to try Katz's this time. Should we try the Carnegie? Is it better?
Katz's is way better. Going to Carnegie would be just to have gone before it closes as the food itself is pretty mediocre.

If you're looking for good brisket and pastrami, Katz's is still among the best even if it's somewhat pricier and packed with tourists. There are a good half-dozen places, mostly in the outer boroughs, that also have great brisket and pastrami.
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Old 09-30-2016, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Eric Forman's basement
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Katz's is fun, unique. A real New York experience!
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Old 09-30-2016, 12:15 PM
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Only Katz's. Carnegie and Stage are just awful.
The old 2nd ave. deli was great too.
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Old 09-30-2016, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Eric Forman's basement
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How about the new 2nd Ave deli? I've never been there.
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Old 09-30-2016, 12:43 PM
 
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Sorry to hear about Carnegie's closing.

Ben's Best in Rego Park, Queens is a good alternative.
HOME to the Best Pastrami You've Ever Eaten
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Old 09-30-2016, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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I vote for Katz but the tourists are all about Carnegie.
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Old 09-30-2016, 01:12 PM
 
Location: New Jersey and hating it
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If it's doing well, I'm surprised no one came in and took over. It's got the name brand recognition. That's worth a lot.
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Old 09-30-2016, 04:45 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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While it is very touristy it will be missed. Still a recognizable NY institution. The owner wanting to step down after years of running it is understandable.
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