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"

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The Carnegie Deli. Shut its doors last year after 80 years in business
The Carnegie Deli. Shut its doors last year after 80 years in businessCredit: Drew Angerer/AFP
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Customers wait in line to order from A Taste of Katz's deli inside DeKalb Market Hall at City Point in the Brooklyn borough of New York.Credit: Bloomberg
Diners enjoy eating at Katz's Delicatessen in New York.Credit: Seth Wenig / AP

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