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JFK to Carnegie Deli and back

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JFK to Carnegie Deli and back

OK, I arrive at JFK from Spain about 1pm on a Wednesday in March. My domestic flight to Seattle leaves at 6pm. What I'm wondering if there is any way I can get from JFK to the Carnegie Deli, toss back a "Woody Allen", and make it back to JFK in time to comfortably make my 6pm flight.

I figure an hour to clear customs. So, I'd have no more than 2.5 hours: 2pm to 4:30pm. If this possible????

Thanks!

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11. Re: JFK to Carnegie Deli and back

Definitely not worth the trouble you suggest.

Don't know which terminal you'll be in, but Todd English and Wolfgang Puck have establishments in JFK - not quite the same as their regular restaurants as you are in an airport.

IPhone app that I recommend for travelers is GateGuru which lists amenities/maps/flights for airports.

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12. Re: JFK to Carnegie Deli and back

Alternatively, I'm sure there are some excellent old school delis in Brooklyn and/or Queens. You could probably take a cab to one of them, or even the subway.

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13. Re: JFK to Carnegie Deli and back

^^

I still would not do that...just for a sandwich!

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14. Re: JFK to Carnegie Deli and back

TSA do have a sandwich enforcement team now (SET) ;-)

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15. Re: JFK to Carnegie Deli and back

For the right price, I can hand deliver the sandwich to you at JFK. :-)

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16. Re: JFK to Carnegie Deli and back

There is a Brooklyn Style Deli at JFK:

Hours: 5:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Phone: 718-553-2014

Location: Concourse C-Gate 41

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17. Re: JFK to Carnegie Deli and back

Thanks everyone. I have never been to Carnige, but eating there is on my bucket list and I'm not getting any younger. I probably won't try this. I'm willing to pony up $20 for a sandwich, not so much the cost of a flight (and probably a night in the airport).

I guess I'll just have to wait. So close....

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18. Re: JFK to Carnegie Deli and back

The deli at JFK won't be anything like the real thing.

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19. Re: JFK to Carnegie Deli and back

^^

+1

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20. Re: JFK to Carnegie Deli and back

You could go to Forest Hill, a 20 minute train ride and go to Empire Deli, at 7161 Austin Street, one tiny block from the 71 Avenue/Forest Hills Subway station of the E train, which is about 4 stops from the Jamaica Airtrain connection.

It's not the famous place (which means it's better food and more typical New York atmosphere), but Forest Hills is one of the nicest parts of New York, and Yelp claims this is a good place.

www.yelp.com/biz/empire-deli-forest-hills

Edited: 18 December 2013, 16:02
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