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Hallo Belrin cart ... where is it?

jimnorton Oct 21, 2009 10:54 AM

I checked yesterday, 54th & 5th. Wasn't there. Did it move or was I looking in the wrong place.

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    uwsgrazer RE: jimnorton Oct 21, 2009 07:09 PM

    That should be the correct location - NW corner, in front of The University Club. My last visit was about a month ago, but I'm not aware that they've moved or anything.

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      kathryn RE: jimnorton Oct 23, 2009 08:45 AM

      The owner has passed away.

      RIP Rolf Babiel

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        KTinNYC RE: kathryn Oct 23, 2009 08:50 AM

        This is very sad news. I actually traveled over 20 blocks to go to the cart yesterday only to find it missing now I know why. I've been visiting the cart since the late 90's. It was, in my opinion, the best street cart in Manhattan.

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          Wilfrid RE: kathryn Oct 24, 2009 12:43 PM

          Very sad news indeed.

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            mrnyc RE: kathryn Oct 26, 2009 12:24 AM

            oh this is terrible news. he was an institution.

          2. MandalayVA RE: jimnorton Oct 26, 2009 10:53 AM

            I was in Manhattan last month and made a special trip to Hallo Berlin--well worth it. However there was only one man (from pictures it was Rolf's brother Wolfgang) working the cart. I've heard in a couple different places that once Rolf's laid to rest the cart will be back out. I hope so because it was hands down the best street meal I've ever had.

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              uwsgrazer RE: MandalayVA Oct 29, 2009 01:39 PM

              The cart was there today when I walked by around 2 p.m. I think it was probably his brother manning the cart (enough of a resemblance, though I hardly visited so much to know for sure). Anyway, from what I can tell, it seemed things were back to normal

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                mahler5 RE: uwsgrazer Oct 30, 2009 12:22 PM

                Good news! I was beginning to fear that my cholesterol count was dropping!

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