Jewish deli fare coming to NYC

By Michael Stoler | September 21, 2010 06:00PM

New Yorkers are getting their fair share of carbohydrates with the recent openings of two Shake Shack eateries, several Five Guy Burgers & Fries, and at least a half-dozen cupcakeries. Well they can soon get a carb fix at the second location of the Second Avenue Deli, at 1442 First Avenue, at the corner of East 75th Street, slated to open this year. (Note: correction appended).

While Jewish delicatessens (kosher or kosher-style) are not proliferating in the city, there are a number of new restaurants serving deli fare.

The Hyatt Hotels’ 184-room Andaz opened in July 485 Fifth Avenue at 41st Street, as I reported in an August article. The hotel is the home to the Shop restaurant, which has a lunch menu featuring hand-cut pastrami and corned beef from the world famous Katz’s Delicatessen, and pickles from the Pickle Guys.

Also in July, Mendy’s Atrium opened a location at The Food Court on the lower level of the office building at 875 Third Avenue at East 52nd Street.

Fortunately for lovers of deli like me, some great New York City delis remain and there is a glimmer of hope for the survival of delis with the arrival of the latest outposts serving the world’s best deli in the world’s greatest city.


Michael Stoler is a columnist for
The Real Deal and host of real estate programs “The Stoler Report” and “Building New York” on CUNY TV and on WEGTV in East Hampton. His radio show, “The Michael Stoler Real Estate Report,” airs on 1010 WINS on Saturdays and Sundays. Stoler is a director at Madison Realty Capital as well as an adjunct professor at NYU Real Estate Institute, and a former contributing editor and columnist for the New York Sun.