As I was walking along 8th avenue I came across the for rent sign in one of the oldest stores that has been around as long as I remember. The Polish Deli on the corner of 47th and 8th Ave. probably signifies and symbolizes the difficulty of staying in business with changing demographics and and a diminishing Polish population in the neighborhood whose members have been slowly either returning to Poland or moving out of state. It will be sorely missed and we will now have to depend on only one other delicatessen on 8th Avenue for Polish products. You have to wonder if being the only survivor left of a once vibrant but almost invisible Polish community in the nabe is any solace to having your last competitor close..
The only Polish Deli and Meat market left in the neighborhood on the corner of 48th and 8th..