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Jim Gaffigan Shows Lower East Side Love in his New TV Land Sitcom

Posted August 4, 2015 at 9:23 am

Battle-hardened Lower East Siders understand that, any given day, there is usually some TV show or movie filming on the corner. Living in a constant film set is oftentimes a pain in the ass. And the output isn’t usually worthy of the nuisance caused. Sometimes, however, it’s refreshing to see a local homegrown production use […]

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Katz’s Deli Doesn’t Want You to Forget it Exists

Last modified August 29, 2017 at 11:46 pm

Now that the entire corner of Orchard and East Houston is boxed up, Katz’s Deli is no longer so visible from the western vantage point. Thank landlord-developer Ben Shaoul, who is too busy wielding his sledgehammer to level the block for a 10-story condo building. Well, the solution arrived this week. A professional sign is […]

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Stuff Face with the Katz’s Deli ‘Roast Beast’ Sandwich

Posted November 12, 2014 at 10:32 am

In collaboration with Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas The Musical, Katz’s Deli is serving up the one and only Roast Beast Sandwich. Layered with hot white-meat turkey, soft salami, cold rare roast beef, coleslaw, and homemade Russian dressing, Roast Beast is a mouthful worth tackling. The only way you won’t like this sandwich […]

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Katz’s Deli Teams Up With The Grinch To Serve a ‘Roast Beast’ Sandwich This Holiday Season

Posted October 31, 2014 at 10:09 am

Katz’s Deli is ringing in the holidays by joining forces with one of the season’s most nefarious, misunderstood characters – the Grinch. Owner Jake Dell is crafting a limited edition sandwich for their holiday menu – that of the “Roast Beast” variety. No word yet on if they’ve locked down the cartoon or Jim Carey for the […]

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AAA Ichiban Sushi on Orchard Street Closes Ahead of Ben Shaoul Development

Posted October 24, 2014 at 5:25 am

The northeast corner of Orchard and East Houston is slowly giving up the ghost. As we’ve been reporting, controversial landlord Ben “Sledgehammer” Shaoul purchased the L-shaped low-rise strip and is gradually booting the businesses. We lost Bereket and Philly’s Cheese Steak over the summer; Taqueria will soon move up to St. Mark’s Place and received blessings from […]

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Katz’s Deli Accepts Neon ‘Google App’ Ad in Its Windows

Posted October 3, 2014 at 6:02 am

The front windows of Katz’s Deli are iconic, crammed with salamis, archival photos, merchandise, and old-school neon. Now Google has muscled its greasy fingers into the display case. As part of its “Ask the Google App” campaign, Cyberdyne Systems the search engine behemoth created a neon sign specifically for Katz’s. It reads, “Okay Google, what […]

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Ben Shaoul’s Magnum Realty is Confirmed as Buyer of Orchard-Houston Block of Real Estate

Last modified September 1, 2017 at 5:15 pm

While the city prepared the mass departure for Labor Day, some big news came to light regarding the imminent development of Orchard and East Houston. Rumors of its fate have been circulating since last year, but chatter is now at fever pitch. First, we learned that Katz’s Deli sold off their valuable air rights. Proprietor […]

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Breaking: Katz’s Deli Sells Its Air Rights But It’s Not Going Anywhere

Last modified August 29, 2014 at 11:39 am

First, the great news. The future of Katz’s Deli is safe. Owner Jake Dell assures us that all is well, while simultaneously disclosing that the 126-year-old Jewish deli just sold off its valuable air rights. “I’m not going anywhere … now I can protect [Katz’s],” the 27-year-old proprietor says. The timing of this release is […]

Katz’s Deli Unveils Commemorative Plaque in Its New Sidewalk

Posted August 25, 2014 at 6:00 am

The sidewalk outside Katz’s Deli has been a broken mess for years thanks to an endless regimen of roadwork and a burst water main. But this past weekend, contractors completed the new curb and concrete slabs. Most notable about the upgraded footpath, though, is this embedded plaque at the unique corner entrance to the landmark […]

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Katz’s Deli Files DOB Permits to Fix Basement Space Ruined in Water Main Rupture

Posted August 21, 2014 at 9:19 am

It’s been a tough summer for the iconic Katz’s Deli, which fell victim to a nasty water main break back in June. Rupture of the 1959 pipe – likely related to the never-ending East Houston rehabilitation project – literally broke the roadway and caused massive flooding in their basement. Moreover, the sidewalk out front caved […]

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