Katz’s Deli

Katz’s Adjacent Retail Condo Sells for Record $89M

Posted July 19, 2019 at 5:02 am

The hot pastrami sandwich at Katz’s Deli costs $22.95; the ginormous commercial condo in Ben Shaoul’s luxury development next door costs $89 million. Developer Ben Shaoul reportedly sold the retail portion of the building to the AR Global affiliate New York City REIT. Stated sale price is $88.75 million, which makes it the most expensive […]

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Katz’s Deli Celebrates 30 Years of ‘When Harry Met Sally’

Posted May 29, 2019 at 5:05 am

It was the orgasm heard ’round the world… This summer, Katz’s Delicatessen will double down on its pop cultural acclaim. And by that, we mean When Harry Met Sally. The iconic movie with the immortalized Lower East Side scene celebrates its 30th anniversary in July, and the deli is celebrating with a month of movie-related […]

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The Hadid Clan Really Wants to Live in Hell (Square)

Posted April 1, 2019 at 5:09 am

Sister models Gigi and Bella Hadid, along with their model mother Yolanda, might together take up residence inside Ben Shaoul’s gold-bricked development at 196 Orchard Street. The family has been searching for a Lower East Side residence that can accommodate this “compound” lifestyle. Hell Square could be the place. According to a tabloid bit in […]

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Here’s Looking at James & Karla Murray’s ‘Mom-and-Pop’ Installation in Seward Park

Posted June 27, 2018 at 5:06 am

Acclaimed husband-wife photographers James and Karla Murray last week completed the installation of their Lower East Side mom-and-pop throwback inside Seward Park. “Mom-and-Pops of the L.E.S.” is a large-scale public art installation situated in a garden triangle beside the children’s playground. It consists of an 8-foot-high-by-12-foot-wide-by-8-foot-deep rectangular wood-frame, and includes four nearly-life-size photographs of family-owned […]

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On its 130th Birthday, Katz Deli Offers Meat Subscription Service

Posted June 7, 2018 at 5:07 am

Talk about delivering the meat… Katz’s Delicatessen is breaking out the big guns for its 130th anniversary. Yup, New York’s iconic sandwich shop is going national this month, via its first ever meat subscription service. Boxes will cost a pretty penny; a full year will set you back $1,500, and the 3-month minimum subscription is […]

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Ben Shaoul’s Condo Development at 196 Orchard Street Reaches 8-Story Height

Posted August 1, 2017 at 5:03 am

Since this past spring, the new condo development by hated landlord Ben Shaoul has made steady progress. Nothing is stopping this ascent. The superstructure of 196 Orchard Street is already at approximately eight stories, and still has about three to go. The so-called “Sledgehammer,” Ben Shaoul, scooped up this block of East Houston for $75 […]

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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 28, 2018 at 11:10 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

Last modified March 28, 2018 at 10:50 pm

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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