Alphabet City / Lower East Side favorite Pubjabi Deli is in trouble. The beloved vegetarian cheap eats place on 1st and A has had City construction in front of it’s store for 5 years running, with no end in sight.
Before the construction, the store was a favorite stopping point for cabbies looking for great tasting, cheap meals with ample parking. Now, the taxis rarely come by due to the sidewalk construction and “temporary” parking removal by the City.
#SAVEPUNJABIDELI, a short directed by filmmaker Adeel Ahmed, gives a glimpse into the unique hospitality that has made Punjabi Deli a cheap and delicious food staple in the neighborhood for over two decades and why it’s not just a cabbie stand, but an appreciated NYC icon worth saving.
If you want to help save the deli, please attend a community board meeting on Tuesday, May 12, at 6:30 pm, at the University Settlement at Houston Street Center, 273 Bowery in Manhattan.