Katz’s Deli

For the First Time Ever, Katz’s Deli will Begin Serving Brooklyn (on Friday)

Posted June 13, 2017 at 5:11 am

It’s a big week for Katz’s Deli. Come Friday, the Lower East Side institution will operate a Brooklyn satellite inside the long-delayed Dekalb Market Hall. This is a watershed moment for the iconic neighborhood deli, as this is the first ever expansion since the establishment opened on Ludlow Street in 1888. “It made perfect sense,” owner […]

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Neon Outage Puts Unfortunate ‘Ugh’ in Russ & Daughters

Posted March 16, 2017 at 5:16 am

It’s always fun to see what words are created when neon signs are on the fritz. Sorta like a game of hangman. Today brings an unfortunate outage to Lower East Side classic, Russ & Daughters. Most of the letters on the marquee are dark, except the ironic “UGH” (and “ZER”). A tad embarrassing. But it’s […]

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This Clip Shows the Lower East Side in its Bygone Glory, Circa 1976 [VIDEO]

Last modified March 9, 2017 at 9:50 pm

Let’s rewind the tape to 1976… What follows is a reel that captures ordinary life on the Lower East Side at the time. Filmed as part of a travel guide for British audiences – Destination America by Thames TV – the short video begins at the corner of Orchard and Rivington Streets, and hits all […]

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Here’s How You Can Own a Piece of Carnegie Deli’s Kitchen

Posted January 23, 2017 at 9:44 am

Off the beaten Lower East Side path for a moment… Dead in the ground just three weeks, the now-shuttered Carnegie Deli is auctioning off all its furnishings and kitchen contents. Too bad the priceless ephemera (framed photographs of celebrity diners) wasn’t treated with the same respect, having been dumped on the sidewalk last week. Anyway, […]

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Katz’s Deli Owner Jake Dell Lands on Forbes ’30 Under 30′ List

Posted January 5, 2017 at 5:13 am

Forbes magazine released its annual 30 Under 30 entrepreneurs list on Tuesday, and wouldn’t you know it, the Lower East Side is well-represented. Katz’s Deli owner Jake Dell is featured in the “Food & Drink” catagory for “modernizing” the city institution by “upgrading its technology, expanding catering operations, and shipping nationwide.” Dell is the fifth-generation […]

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Katz’s Deli in Dekalb Market Hall Delayed Until ‘Spring 2017’

Posted November 30, 2016 at 5:16 am

The teaser banners are up. Katz’s Deli will open its first satellite outpost in Brooklyn in just a few short months. The signage hanging at the future DeKalb Market Hall touts a spring 2017 launch. Their involvement in the 60,000 square-foot DeKalb project had been rumored for some time before owner Jake Dell confirmed the […]

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Jim Gaffigan, Wife Pull Plug on LES-Based Comedy Series to Spend More Time with the Kids

Posted August 24, 2016 at 5:13 am

The Jim Gaffigan Show is dead, long live the Jim Gaffigan Show. The morning after its Season 2 finale (Monday), comedian Jim Gaffigan and co-creator Peter Tolan pulled the plug on the highly acclaimed comedy series. Thus concluding a tumultuous run for the show, which began as a CBS pilot, then landed at TV Land […]

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The LES ‘100 Gates Project’ Reaches its Centennial Goal with Katz’s Deli Mural

Posted August 24, 2016 at 5:00 am

After two years of artwashing the Lower East Side, the 100 Gates Project reaches its namesake goal. And it’s only fitting the that 100th gate in the eponymous street art program appear on Katz’s Deli. Artist L’Amour Suprim was bestowed the honor, and spent yesterday decorating two of the restaurant’s shutters. Apparently there will be a party next […]

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Have a Look Inside the Orchard Street Condos that Killed Bereket

Posted July 20, 2016 at 5:15 am

Ruin your morning with these images of Ben Shaoul’s new Orchard Street development. The ten-story building is well on its way toward ascension. Lots of steel and a deep pit. Until now, there was only one rendering. Take a look around at the condos that killed Bereket and a handful of other local businesses. As […]

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Ben Shaoul’s Orchard Street Condo Complex Begins 10-Story Ascent

Posted June 6, 2016 at 5:13 am

With sledgehammer shelved, so to speak, the erector set is on its way to assembly. No more pit status for the 196 Orchard project site. The first few major building blocks are firmly in place at the forthcoming ten-story condo compound from controversial landlord Ben Shaoul. For the last several days, upper Orchard Street has […]

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