The Real Deal New York

From the archives: How it feels to lease a landmark

By Barbara Thau | January 30, 2016 02:00PM

Second Avenue Deli

Second Avenue Deli

From the archives: Many still mourn the loss of the Second Avenue Deli to a Chase bank branch, including this writer, who counts it as a childhood favorite.

I had just stopped short of laying it on thick and telling Andrew Mandell, a broker with Ripco Real Estate, about how my father used to give me half of his matzo ball every time we went to the East Village staple, when Mandell gently interrupted. [more]