The Slow Decline of the Korean Deli

A new era of pickup food.

Upper West Siders are mourning two Korean delis that have just shut down for financial reasons. The UWS Rag says that Golden Boy Mart, on 98th and Broadway, and Great Farm, on 68th and Columbus, have left us for upscale-bodega heaven. "Small delis run by families (often Korean) have been a staple of New York City living for the past 40 years or so, but despite the phenomenal work ethic of the people who run them they are going away in a hurry." Luckily, this famous market has stuck around — although it’s on the other side of the park. [West Side Rag]