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People wait in line to eat at the Carnegie Delicatessen in New York, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016. After 79 years of serving up heaps of cured meat, the Carnegie slices its last ridiculously oversized sandwich Friday. Days before it shuts its doors, the line stretched down the block outside the Manhattan deli as hungry patrons waited to chow down on its famous $20 pastrami sandwich. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

The Carnegie Deli in New York City is closing at midnight tonight


UPDATE 12/30 1:47 p.m. EST:

After 79 years of serving loads of meat to tourists and New Yorkers alike, the Carnegie Delicatessen is finally closing down. People have been lining up all week, getting their last taste of that famous Carnegie cured meat. 

The restaurant will close down at midnight on Friday. Get your final sandwich today if you haven't already. 

Original Story

It'll be a sad few months on 7th Avenue. The Carnegie Deli, named for Carnegie Hall in Midtown Manhattan, will be closing at the end of 2016 after 79 years of service.

The "world's most famous delicatessen" is known for its huge pastrami sandwiches and its pop culture cameos. 

Many online are coping with the announcement through humor. 

Lots of humor. 

According to a spokesman for the restaurant, the midtown Manhattan restaurant will close on Dec. 31. Marian Harper Levine, whose family took control of the restaurant in 1976, told her employees on Friday.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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