We haven’t been in a while ~ a long while. But then, we haven’t been anywhere in quite a long while because of COVID-19. So it was today, with a heavy heart, that we read that the beloved Eisenberg’s Sandwich Shop, which opened in the heart of Ladies Mile in 1929, closed its doors.
Located across from the iconic Flatiron Building, Eisenberg’s kept it’s original vintage interior, including its thirty-foot-long dining counter, in spite of changing hands a few times over the years.
This is the quintessential New York diner, where a Wall Street broker might be seated on one of the twenty-five red leather stools next to a messenger, who could be seated next to a musician, a construction worker and on and on throughout the tiny, narrow, lively space ~ these were the regulars.
It was one of the regulars, Josh Konecky, who purchased the beloved diner in 2005, after hearing that it might be for sale. Eisenberg’s changed hands again in 2018, now owned by Warren Chiu, of the Warwick Hotel family.
It’s hard to believe that even when the stock market crashed in 1929, Eisenberg’s ~ along Ladies Mile ~ thrived. Hovering at the edge of a financial cliff, Grub Street offers more details.
Eisenberg’s Sandwich Shop was located in the Flatiron District at 174 Fifth Avenue, NYC.