Was in the area last night...methinks the end of an era is near; noticed so many of the old curry row joints have gone kaput! Which is no great loss I guess, especially if it paves the way for a more diverse scene on the block. There's Awash Ethiopian (which I've never tried), Mancora (solid, pretty cheap Peruvian), Cherin sushi (BYOB and always seems filled with raucous NYU students), and a new Italian place, Litro (on my list of "to trys"). We ended up at SIgiri, a great Sri Lankan place actually on 1st & 6th, which I highly recommend--try the Kotthu Roti or the CHicken Lamprais, they're fantastic. Anyway, anyone else predict a future for 6th St as downtown's "Restaurant Row?"