The Carnegie Deli. Shut its doors last year after 80 years in business Drew Angerer/AFP

The Rise and Fall and Rise of the Old New York Jewish Deli

There were some 1,500 of them in the city in the 30s; now there are about 20. The new breed has some of the same food, but everything else is gone. "The problem is that you dont have spaces for Jews to get together"

The traditional Jewish deli has practically disappeared from the New York landscape, replaced by restaurants that serve modern takes in Jewish food, often in combination with other cuisine. A visit to Davids...

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