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Sep 30, 2010 08:12 PM

2nd Ave Deli

Does anyone know when the 2nd Ave Deli will be opening on 1st and 75th?

Second Avenue Deli
1442 1st Ave, New York, NY 10021

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  1. The space is definitely under construction.

    1. walked by it yesterday afternoon around 3:30...did not seem to be any workmen there
      all boarded and locked up.

      7 Replies
      1. re: pbjluver

        That's a shame. I pass by the site on the bus after work so I couldn't tell that there is no work going on. It would be a welcome addition to the neighborhood (and I'm not even a fan of the Second Ave. Deli).

        1. re: ellenost

          It may have been because it was a Jewish holiday.

            1. re: gutsofsteel

              Hmmm...think all the workmen are observant Jews?...somehow I doubt that.

              1. re: pbjluver

                No, but if the owner is observant, they won't permit work to be done during the holiday or on Shabbos.

                1. re: ellenost

                  Possible, but it doesnt seem likely considering that the deli itself is open on Saturdays.

                  1. re: Fydeaux

                    The owners may be supervising construction and they don't work on holidays....I'm betting the temporary quiet this week was holiday related.

        2. there are often sounds of work coming from the inside when i walk by

            1. re: bigB123

              To be more precise, after Passover.

              Just had another seriously delicious knoblewurst sandwich at the flagship. And the knish was not too shabby either.

              2nd Ave. Deli photos:

              ETA: They will be closed for the entire 8 days of Passover.


                1. re: RGR

                  I was at 2nd ave deli about a week ago with my young son. a woman comes over to ask how everything was. My 4 year old who is eating the noodle soup says "this is the best broth I have ever had" the woman gets the bigest smile on her face and says I will be right back. She comes back with a plate of cookies for him.

                  Second Avenue Deli
                  162 E 33rd St, New York, NY 10016