Tuesday, March 23, 2021

There's now a sidewalk bridge outside Cafe Himalaya

Stopped by Cafe Himalaya at 78 E. First St. between Avenue A and First Avenue the other day for some takeout ... and saw that there's now a storefront-obscuring sidewalk bridge up at the building.

The pandemic has been especially challenging for this unfussy family restaurant, now in its 20th year.

The quick-serve Tibetan restaurant was closed toward the end of the year after the passing of a family member due to COVID-19. In the fall they had to shut down for several weeks while Con Ed made gas repairs to the buildingIn early October, someone broke in and stole their cash drawer.

At the moment there aren't any permits filed with the DOB to provide insights on the scope of the work at the building. Hopefully, this isn't one of those cases where the sidewalk bridge stays in place for years. (And the newish Prim Thai next door remains closed.)

Cafe Himalaya is open Tuesday-Sunday from noon-9 p.m. Find their website here. Or call: 212.358.0160.

Previously on EV Grieve:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Stay alive, your food is great!