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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.”