137 Essex Street
Last modified March 13, 2017 at 12:32 pm
More nightlife-fueled violence in Hell Square this weekend. Roughly twenty-four hours after a 24-year-old man was brutally pummeled on Orchard Street, a brawl erupted on the doorstep of Mazaar Lounge just around the corner. It was the second such large-scale fight in the area within the last month. The violence originated from patrons exiting Mazaar, police […]
Posted February 14, 2017 at 5:00 am
The good news from last Monday night is that Community Board 3 voted to deny the Mazaar Lounge a renewal for its full liquor license, even if only advisory. Yet, getting to that point created a contentious situation that pitted controversial block association LES Dwellers against the District Manager Susan Stetzer and the SLA subcommittee. As the video […]
Posted February 6, 2017 at 9:39 am
Problematic Hell Square haunt, Mazaar Lounge, returns to Community Board 3 tonight for its liquor license renewal. Ownership had withdrawn the application at the eleventh-hour last month. This maneuver is oftentimes a tactic employed to wear down opposition. Controversial Foundation co-owner Joseph Torres and Cozy Cafe principals Khaled Boghdedy and Sherif Beshir will stand tall […]
Last modified March 28, 2018 at 10:42 pm
One of Hell Square’s worst nightclubs is up for a liquor license renewal. Indeed, ownership of Mazaar Lounge is scheduled to appear before Community Board 3 tonight during the SLA subcommittee meeting. Mazaar Lounge – helmed by controversial Foundation co-owner Joseph Torres and Cozy Cafe principals Khaled Boghdedy and Sherif Beshir – opened in the […]
Posted March 11, 2015 at 5:13 am
One former problem child is set to return under new banner… Foundation nightclub spent more than four controversial years operating at 137 Essex Street, eliciting numerous run-ins with both neighbors and the Department of Health. The establishment closed late last year, and went under the knife back in December with the requisite construction shed. Gut […]
Posted July 1, 2013 at 6:10 am
Foundation is back on the shitlist.
Posted October 19, 2011 at 6:41 am
The tumultuous history of eighteen-month-old nightclub Foundation, located at 137 Essex, continues with news of another Health Department violation.
Posted August 25, 2011 at 6:09 am
Closed again. The year-old Foundation at 137 Essex Street is having a rough summer here on the Lower East Side.
Posted April 21, 2010 at 6:33 am
One loud, obnoxious club is replaced by another at 137 Essex Street. Late last month, Rewind sold its soul for a gold stripper pole, and became a new venture called Foundation. Even with new ownership, this loungy nightspot is exactly what you might expect – velvet ropes, clipboards, and bouncers with earpieces. And a single-door entrance […]