Kenmare Street

After 16 Years in Little Italy, ‘Bread’ is Again Homeless

Posted May 16, 2017 at 5:18 am

Bread is again without a home. The sixteen-year-old Little Italy-based restaurant shuttered last week without announcement. Several brunch seekers who were left in the lurch relayed that it had been closed since at least Wednesday. Onsite, meanwhile, two computer printouts taped to the front doors note only that Bread is “closed.” No further explanation is […]

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Lenny Kravitz’s Garage-Replacing Condos Hit with Stop-Work Order for ‘Foundation Removal’

Posted January 26, 2017 at 5:18 am

The new 7-story condo building at 75 Kenmare Street faces its first major hiccup. Two months after demolition of the longstanding auto garage concluded, the luxury development was hit with a full stop-work order by the Department of Buildings. The edict came down in mid-December – a week before the holidays – and the project […]

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Camille Becerra’s ‘De Maria’ Reboot Replaces Ken & Cook this Weekend

Posted January 12, 2017 at 5:03 am

Four years after its debut, Ken & Cook quietly called it quits. The Lower East Side nightspot, at the corner of the Bowery and Kenmare Street, closed for renovations during the holiday season. A winter remodeling that netted an ownership (and kitchen) shakeup. De Maria is the result, importing creative director Grace Lee and former Top Chef contestant Camille Becerra as […]

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L’asso Pizza at Mott and Kenmare Might Officially be Kaput [Updated]

Last modified October 18, 2016 at 6:10 pm

This past August was the beginning of the end for L’asso Pizza at Mott Street. Token “renovations” were blamed for a brief closure period. It was only a matter of time for the nine-year-old business. These types of actions are typical of struggling establishments on the way out. Nevertheless, L’asso Pizza did reopen in mid-August, […]

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The Last Parking Garage on Kenmare Street is Gone, to be Replaced with 7-Story Condo

Posted October 11, 2016 at 5:00 am

For the time being, there is nothing but open sky (and scattered rubble) at the northeast corner of Mulberry and Kenmare Streets. It’s a gaping, empty space. The former parking garage – now a rarity in these parts – was quickly disposed so that luxury housing can muscle in. It took roughly two months for […]

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‘The Sosta’ will Bring Italian Fast-Casual to the Former Mott Hardware Space on Kenmare Street

Posted October 4, 2016 at 5:00 am

Its proverbial grave is still warm, but there is already a replacement venture poised to take over from the former Mott Hardware at the corner of Kenmare Street. The mom-and-pop shop just closed at the end of August after decades in business. In its stead, something called The Sosta is getting ready to open at […]

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‘Nom Wah Nolita’ Lunch Counter Soft Opens at 10 Kenmare Street

Posted September 26, 2016 at 5:08 am

While the eye of consumerism was trained on a three-block stretch of Orchard Street (i.e. Pickle Day), the iconic Nom Wah Tea Parlor quietly opened its new satellite store on Kenmare. For Nom Wah Nolita, the interval from announcement to commencement was barely a week. The new lunch counter is currently in soft launch mode […]

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Nom Wah Tea Parlor Expands with New Nolita Location at 10 Kenmare Street

Last modified September 19, 2016 at 10:39 am

Chinatown great Nom Wah Tea Parlor is expanding again. Only this time, the new restaurant will be just a few blocks to the north. The Doyers Street classic is expected to open a satellite outpost at 10 Kenmare Street (aka 168 Bowery) in the coming months. There isn’t much info out there at the moment, […]

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Longtimer ‘Mott Hardware’ Closes Shop After Decades in Little Italy

Posted August 31, 2016 at 9:28 am

Here’s some sad news – another mom-and-pop business down for the count. Mott Hardware, the utilitarian stalwart at the corner of Kenmare Street, is going out of business. Today is the last day of its lease. The update was announced via computer printout taped to the front door. But by yesterday evening, half the marquee […]

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With 7-Story Condo on the way, Death Finally Comes to the Last Garage on Kenmare Street

Posted August 30, 2016 at 5:12 am

The last parking garage on Kenmare Street closed at the end of June and is already under the knife. Time has come. The gift box wrapping of nets and bars arrived last month, alongside announcements of the requisite rat baiting throughout the premises. After just a week of demolition activity, the the top floor is dismantled. […]

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