2nd Av. Deli pastrami sandwich is about the same price; Liebman's Deli in the Bronx is $19.50. There's a place called Ben's Deli where the pastrami sandwich is $15 (in Manhattan) and $14 (in their other locations.) I may have to try them.Boy, even for NYC, the food prices seem High! I've not had any Korean BBQ that was worth $40, nor any $23 Sandwiches anywhere except in San Francisco,Vegas and Tokyo!!
And the $7.50 Ferry rides are only found in the Bay Area far as I know.( the Staten Island Ferry is still the Best Transportation deal in the World!)
Do you have to pay or anything just to see the memorial? (not the museum, just the memorial.) When I was there 2 years ago, the memorial was just open with uncontrolled access.The Museum associated with the memorial re-opened on 9-12 with appropriate precautions. The exhibit had reopened with controlled access.
So I posted my Katz' experience on a Deli group on Facebook, and someone commented something to the effect of, "don't think of it as a $23 sandwich, think of it as 2 $11.50 sandwiches." Someone else pointed out that the sandwich has 10 ounces of pastrami, which is a lot of meat in the first place, but it's also hand cured, hand smoked, and hand carved, so that might account for some of the expense. After all, it's pretty common for 10 ounce steaks to be on the menu for $25 - $30, so why not 10 ounces of pastrami?Boy, even for NYC, the food prices seem High! I've not had any Korean BBQ that was worth $40, nor any $23 Sandwiches anywhere except in San Francisco,Vegas and Tokyo!!