The third-generation owner of legendary pastrami purveyor Katz's Deli, also known as Jake Dell, just bought an East Village apartment for $1,899,000 (h/t 6sqft). Though the brokerbabble screams "OVERSIZED," that moniker really only applies to the monster sandwiches Katz's sells. Dell's new home, on the other hand, is a two-bedroom, two-bath with a balcony next to Grace Church, on Broadway between 11th and 12th streets. And, yes, we did the math, and at $18.45 a pop, it would take 102,926.829 of those juicy puppies to fund the purchase.
It so happens the sale hit public record just a few days after the 126-year-old eatery sold its air rights (for probably a heckuva lot of money) so that developer Ben "The Sledgehammer" Shaoul can put up a larger building on East Houston between Orchard and Ludlow.
· Listing: 808 Broadway #6D [StreetEasy]
· Katz's Deli Co-Owner Jake Dell Nabs $1.9 Million Greenwich Village Pad [6sqft]
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