Kenmare Street

Issey Miyake Boutique will Eventually Open on Kenmare Street [Updated]

Last modified February 28, 2020 at 9:11 am

That so-called jewel box development at Elizabeth and Kenmare Streets is a sore site for these eyes. With the mess of construction materials long-gone, the hulking concrete mass feels somewhat like a prison complex. And into this condo compound, a trendy international retailer on the ground level. Eye-grabbing teaser signage for Issey Miyake has been […]

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‘Spring Natural’ Shuts Down After 47 Years in SoHo

Posted January 2, 2020 at 5:00 am

It’s an oft-repeated trend in the gentrified city. Business is forced from its longtime location, settles elsewhere, then closes shortly after. In the case of Spring Natural, the latter leg of the journey was about four years. The restaurant announced its official closure last night – on New Year’s Day – after forty-seven years serving […]

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Lenny Kravitz Designed Condos at 75 Kenmare Now a Reality

Posted March 20, 2019 at 5:00 am

Nearly three years after the wrecking ball came for the parking garage at 75 Kenmare Street, its replacement is now a permanent fixture for Little Italy. See for yourself… As previously disclosed, DHA Capital, which purchased the corner parking garage for $50 million in June 2015, is the developer behind the 55,000-square-foot mixed-use property. Floor […]

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‘Unagi’ is all Eel all the Time on Kenmare Street

Last modified January 8, 2019 at 10:35 am

For over a year, the tattered teaser signage at 60 Kenmare Street promised a Japanese eatery devoted to eels. That day arrived. The storefront was cleaned up, and Unagi (Japanese for freshwater eel) finally debuted a few weeks ago. A corporate entity founded by Andrew and Samuel Pierce called Bros Seafood LLC is behind the […]

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Bluestone Lane to Open Large Cafe on Kenmare Street

Posted November 28, 2018 at 5:06 am

Bluestone Lane is on a tear. The Aussie-style business is poised to open another location in Little Italy. Unlike at 35 Spring Street, though, this new spot will fall under its “cafe” roster. Only much larger. You may have noticed the teaser signage that recently appeared in the windows of 19 Kenmare Street. It reads, […]

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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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