The Lower East Side’s iconic Katz’s Deli was the talk of the town recently when it came to light that the neighborhood institution had sold its air rights. It’s speculated that a parcel of adjacent buildings will be demolished to make way for a new cantilevered building. Jake Dell, the third-generation co-owner of the 126-year-old pastrami mainstay, has been quoted as saying that the sale will not affect the deli in any way, though he didn’t cite specifics of the deal. But regardless of the details, it looks like Dell made out pretty well for himself, as he’s just scooped up a $1,899,000 apartment at 808 Broadway in the heart of Greenwich Village. Just a short walk from Katz’s, his new pad is described as a “Park Avenue-inspired home.”
The two-bedroom co-op features Brazilian Cherry Herringbone hardwood floors, renovated marble baths, and a custom-designed dressing area. A wrought iron sculptured glass door leads to a large private balcony, and the kitchen comes complete with a Wolf range, Jen Air refrigerator, dual sinks, and marble floors.
Built in 1845, 808 Broadway is pleasantly located right next to Grace Church and just two blocks from Union Square. We’re sure Jake Dell will enjoy his new home, that is when he’s not running one of the most famous delis around.
Photos courtesy of Halstead
Photo of Jake Dell courtesy of Poppet’s Window
Neighborhoods : Greenwich Village