The deli first opened in 1937 — meaning that it will close just shy of its 80th anniversary. The deli's current owner says she wants to retire from running the restaurant.
The news also means that Carnegie's fans now have three months to get a final taste of the deli's trademark pastrami and corned beef sandwiches — a combination of which, stacked high on rye, is known as "the Woody Allen."
Carnegie's legacy, its owners say, will now live on through a family-owned meat processing facility and commercial bakery in New Jersey, along with a scattering of licensed locations around the U.S.
Of course, there are other beloved delis in New York — including Katz's, which opened in 1888. If you're in the mood to see more pastrami, member station WNYC has you covered, thanks to a short video about the deli from 2014.
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