Katz's: Stepping on history
Certain features of Katz's Delicatessen are famous, including the signs from World War II that suggest that you "send a salami to your boy in the army." Of course, the old neon sign outside is legendary, along with the mural on the side of the building.
But there's one spot that visitors probably never look at that deserves a few moments of attention. During your next visit to Katz's, look down at the terrazzo flooring outside of the entrance and notice how beautifully worn down it is. The words "Katz's" and "205," for 205 E. Houston St., have been stepped on countless times over the decades. The worn surface is a testament not only to the longevity of this New York institution, but to its incredible popularity.
-- Rolando Pujol