Despite a declaration from Al Goldstein that 2nd Avenue Deli’s pastrami didn’t hold a candle to Katz’, the former’s closing in early 2006 brought tears to the eyes of many a chompaholic. And while there’s currently a Chase Bank in the old 2nd Ave. / 10th Street location, reveals there are plans afoot for a new 2nd Avenue Deli….on 33rd and 3rd.

This might actually be the kind of earth-shattering area upgrade that could have us listing Murray Hill as an actual neighborhood category.