179 Essex Street

Popular ‘Masala Wala’ on Essex Street is Closed by Health Department [UPDATED]

Last modified January 8, 2016 at 10:02 pm

The Masala Wala is probably one of the longer running establishments at 179 Essex Street, a cursed address rife with turnover. Opened in October 2011, the so-called “curry crusader” still manages to populate the dining room. Not today, though. You see, the Department of Health stopped by on Tuesday and shuttered the joint. While the city […]

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Benson’s Burger Joint Opens Today, Seeks to Break the Curse of 179 Essex

Posted April 16, 2015 at 5:17 am

The cursed north store of 179 Essex Street now hosts its latest nightlife entrant. Casa Humo wine bar finally went dark at the end of 2014, a short-lived affair that barely a year at this address. Its closure was expected. As reported back in November, another hopeful in a long line of failed businesses is rolling […]

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Gourmet Burger Joint ‘Benson’s’ Hopes to Reverse the Curse of 179 Essex Street

Posted November 11, 2014 at 5:19 am

It was easy to see from the first. When Casa Humo took the torch from Bar Chevere at 179 Essex Street last December, the situation again seemed doomed. After all, this particular address is known for being cursed. At least six establishments have flirted with the commercial space in recent years. Well, the inevitable happened. […]

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Bar Chevere Becomes ‘Casa Humo’ at Hexed 179 Essex Street Space

Posted December 23, 2013 at 6:00 am

Filthy McNasty’s, 12″, Essex Ale House, Peri Wine Bar, and, as of last week, relative newcomer Bar Chevere all share one thing in common. A failed bar business at 179-181 Essex Street. That’s five unsuccessful nightlife ventures within the last ten years; this address is seriously hexed. Now it’s time for the sixth entrant in […]

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Lady Of Grand’s Pick Of The Week: The Masala Wala

Posted September 27, 2013 at 12:57 pm

Know the owner.  Above: Mazumdar from The Masala Wala always looking to please.  Back in 2011 we had lost Indian takeout Khushie Kitchen but gained The Masala Wala, a sitdown/takeout Desi streetfood restaurant on Essex Street. This little gem may be lurking on a dark stretch of Essex Street near Element Lounge but it’s one […]

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Bar Chevere on Essex: The Sign and Charbon Planters

Posted May 4, 2012 at 6:28 am

Cafe Charbon is long in the grave, but some of its remains have been scattered across the Lower East Side.

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Peri Wine Bar Becomes Bar Chevere at 179 Essex

Posted March 30, 2012 at 6:45 am

Time and again, 179 Essex Street proves to its ill-fated status as a doomed nightlife location. The latest on this locale, after the jump!

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Peri Wine Bar Closed for Renovations

Posted February 2, 2012 at 6:09 am

It’s a brief moment of transition over at 179 Essex Street, where culinary newcomer Peri Wine Bar is revamping its offerings.

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The Masala Wala Opens at 179 Essex Street

Posted October 31, 2011 at 6:42 am

Black garbage bags were finally removed from the windows of 179 Essex Street yesterday morning, and The Masala Wala officially opened by afternoon.

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Masala Wala at 179 Essex Street is Two Weeks Out

Posted September 16, 2011 at 6:40 am

As one Masala joint closes, another just around the corner is poised to launch. Find out more, after the jump!

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