NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The famed Carnegie Deli in Midtown will remain closed for at least two more weeks, after it was found to be diverting some of its gas before it reached the meter.
The deli’s owner, Marian Levine, was fined $2,600 for violating the city’s building codes.
According to The New York Times, her lawyer said the deli is in the process of paying the fine in order to obtain the permits to repair the gas line and reopen for business.
Investigators from the city and the Manhattan District Attorney’s office stepped up inspections of gas hookups after an explosion in the East Village killed two people on March 26. Authorities believe that blast may have been caused by someone improperly tapping a gas line.
The Carnegie Deli is a popular tourist destination known for its massive pastrami sandwiches and pop culture cameos. Scenes from Woody Allen’s “Broadway Danny Rose” were shot there.
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