Here's a good read on the pastrami business in NY.
Ed Weinberg, noted on the second page of the article, is an acquaintance of mine who owns Empire National
in Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. Ed is a third generation a pastrami purveyor (and other kosher meats) to many of the kosher deli's in NY.
If LI Brethren are intrested, I might possibly be able to arrange for a visit one day. Not sure if it's a top secret operation..
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