Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Carnegie Neon Sign

Yesterday, workers removed the gorgeous neon sign of the shuttered Carnegie Deli.


photo by Jonathan Walland

The 79-year-old deli closed at the end of December--for reasons no one fully understands.

Its famous Walls of Fame were recently stripped and its contents auctioned:


photo: Ken Jacowitz


photo: Ken Jacowitz


photo: Ken Jacowitz


5 comments:

Yonatan Kagan said...

Man lives until it is remembered. Our memory - that's all. I started doing art project "1937 Carnegie Deli"
https://www.facebook.com/jonatanart61/

Downtowner said...

Amazing to think of the number of souls who came and went, wearing those floors down. And now it's lifeless. Being picked liked the carcass of a dead animal.

James said...

This is really one of those losses I felt was beyond imagining - at least years ago before all the other unimaginable losses in that very neighborhood. I did enjoy that delicatessen, met friends there, ate well. Perhaps the sign will be sent out to Vegas where the imaginary New York lives.

Here's a commemorative mug (and clock):

https://society6.com/product/carnegie-deli-mug_mug#s6-6401820p30a27v199

I loved that sight. JS

Caleo said...

Downtowner 9:32- The same could be said for New York city as a whole- Amazing to think of the number of souls who came and went, wearing those streets down. And now it's lifeless. Being picked liked the carcass of a dead animal.

Donnie Moder said...

In "Broadway Danny Rose" the neon sign was practically another character in the movie. Go to 3:34. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBtQ-aWhtGA