Kenmare Street

Little Italy Rallies Against Buses Through Kenmare Street During L-Train Shutdown

Last modified September 16, 2018 at 4:22 pm

The impending L-Train shutdown is causing localized pandemonium across the Lower East Side. From 14th Street on down to the Williamsburg Bridge, Delancey, and Kenmare Streets. A bit closer to home, the city is trying to push a proposal to ferry straphangers through Little Italy on the way to nearby subway stations. This would equate […]

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‘De Maria’ is Done After 2 Years on Kenmare Street [Updated]

Last modified August 13, 2018 at 10:48 pm

De Maria is dead. The chic Kenmare Street cafe closed down last week after little more than two years in business. Word on the street is that staff was allegedly informed that August 12 would be the last day for both De Maria and its basement “events space,” The Lo. An insider also alleges that […]

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Little Italy Residents Propose Alternate Shuttle Bus Route as L-Train Shutdown Looms

Last modified September 16, 2018 at 4:23 pm

One need only stroll down the five blocks of Kenmare Street – from the Bowery to its terminus at Lafayette – to understand the traffic clusterfuck. Pretty much any time of day, any day of the week. Several factors contribute to car congestion – as an extension of Delancey Street, it’s the on/off ramp to […]

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Eggslut’s Alvin Cailan Launches ‘The Usual’ at the Nolitan on July 13

Posted July 2, 2018 at 5:04 am

For the Nolitan Hotel on Kenmare Street, the usual has been a ground floor bereft of activity. Several dining concepts tossed the dice here over the years, yet none succeeded. Next at the plate is Eggslut founder Alvin Cailan, who is opening a standalone restaurant here in two weeks. Dubbed The Usual, this new eatery focuses […]

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‘Market Ipanema’ Shutters After 2 Years on Kenmare Street

Posted May 22, 2018 at 5:06 am

For Brazilian-based Market Ipanema, Kenmare Street was the stateside flagship restaurant. Not anymore. The international fast-casual eatery, which serves “healthy food with a Brazilian twist,” recently shut down after two years on the block. The 500 square-foot storefront is now vacant and on the market for $6,500. The stretch of Kenmare Street has a history […]

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Eels from Japan are the Latest Kenmare Street Dinner Attraction

Posted June 6, 2017 at 5:03 am

The block of Kenmare Street between Mulberry and Mott is a haven for Japanese cuisine. Actually, it’s really just one building – the corner anchor at 58-62 Kenmare. In the last couple of years, Ramen Lab and Yakitori Tora opened beside each other. Now, a third such establishment is joining the fray, where live eel […]

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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

Last modified March 28, 2018 at 10:43 pm

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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