[devastating news]

Topic: Around Town

Horrible news, and I don’t know how to put it any other way: the Second Avenue Deli may be closed forever. The Times has a detailed writeup, and I don’t have all that much to add at the moment, except to say that my family has been going there since it opened in 1954 — my Great-Aunt Sylvia lived across the street — and this is a tremendous loss for me, my family, New York City and the world.

No one does chopped liver better. No one. Come back to us, Jack Lebewohl! We need you!