I bet this deli opened right after 9/11

Seriously, I like the owner’s optimism. Tenth Avenue in the 50s.

4 Responses to “I bet this deli opened right after 9/11”

  1. Patriotic pizza on the Upper West Side « Ephemeral New York Says:

    […] pizza on the Upper West Side Like this deli, I have a feeling the God Bless America pizza parlor got its start—or at least its sign—around […]

  2. “God Bless Deli Grocery” « Ephemeral New York Says:

    […] Bless Deli Grocery” There are more of these circa-9/11 delis and pizza places than I ever thought. Perhaps the owners truly got caught up in the sentiment of […]

  3. Tom Says:

    Many delis in the neighborhood–indeed throughout the the city–are owned by immigrants from the middle east, often from Yemen. The changes in the names on the deli fronts are attmpts at differentiating the owners from those who commited the acts of 9/11 It’s a way of saying we are not those people. We love America. This was common during WWII with German immigrant owned establishments who wished to distance themselves from the perception of the nazis.

  4. skaizun Says:

    As a New Yorker living in Kentucky,
    I got an especially good laugh at the first image!

    Now, if only I could talk a good NY deli
    into setting up a franchise, here in KY,
    I’d accept whatever bizarre name it had!

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