Kenmare Street

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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Kidulting On Kenmare: Seesaw Installed Outside Rivington Design House

Posted August 9, 2016 at 5:12 am

See-saw … knock on the door. Who’s there … Kenmare… This is the storyline for all the kidults out there who suddenly possess an urge to bounce up and down on a seesaw. Just head to the Rivington Design House down on Kenmare Street. The seesaw was installed outside the design studio-gallery around this time last week, […]

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Tadao Ando’s ‘Jewel Box’ Condo at 152 Elizabeth Finally Breaks Threshold, Reaches One Story Height

Posted August 1, 2016 at 5:12 am

It’s been a couple years since we checked in with Tadao Ando’s condo project in Little Italy. That time was spent demolishing the former parking garage and, presumably, on underpinning work around the project site. Concrete construction progress really wasn’t too notable until recently. The new 152 Elizabeth Street (aka 14 Kenmare) is only now […]

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DOT Installs Traffic Calming Measures at Known Kenmare Street Bottleneck

Posted July 29, 2016 at 5:00 am

One dangerous downtown intersection is now a bit safer. The western terminus of Kenmare Street, where it abuts Lafayette, now sports a permanent installation of flexible bollards. As an extension of the Williamsburg Bridge exit ramp, this particular intersection is known as one of the worst bottlenecks in the area. So much so that a […]

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A Tribute Mural of Keith Haring was Just Painted on Kenmare Street

Posted July 21, 2016 at 5:19 am

Keith Haring’s likeness is now emblazoned on a Little Italy corner. L’asso Pizza, long a champion of street art on its corner walls, hired several artists last week to redecorate the premises. On the Kenmare Street facade, it’s Mr. Haring in black and white, accompanied by his trademark “radiant” characters, that receive the mural treatment. […]

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Kenmare Street Parking Garage Closes Today Ahead of 7-Story Luxury Development

Posted June 10, 2016 at 5:17 am

The wrecking ball will soon roll down Kenmare Street to eliminate the last surviving parking garage on the block. A notice to member motorists notes that the last day of operations is today, and that “we will be going under major renovations of our parking facility. As previously disclosed, 75 Kenmare Street is slated for […]

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‘Bread’ Just Reopened in the Nolitan Hotel, Around the Corner from its Old Spot

Posted June 9, 2016 at 9:28 am

Four months after the official announcement, Bread has reopened around the corner from its original location. The fifteen-year-old restaurant now operates in the ground level of the Nolitan Hotel at 30 Kenmare Street. Even though Bread’s social media presence is mum, business is definitely underway. A quick stroll past the premises yesterday was proof positive. […]

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Rio-Based ‘Market Ipanema’ Debuts Fast Casual Flagship on Kenmare Street

Posted May 17, 2016 at 5:12 am

Market Ipanema is the latest food purveyor to open shop along Kenmare Street the last few months. It follows in the footsteps of store mate Xi’an Famous Foods. Two-year-old Market Ipanema seized the space from Little Fox Cafe, whose tenure on the block was but a blip on the proverbial radar. The international fast-casual eatery […]

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Lenny Kravitz is the Interior Designer for Condos in the Garage-Killing Development at 75 Kenmare Street

Posted April 7, 2016 at 5:10 am

The last parking garage on Kenmare Street is slowly marching toward demise. Even though demolition permits were filed back in August, it’s been business as usual. Until yesterday, when the first renderings of the forthcoming seven-story luxury development were released. There is also a splash page. DHA Capital, which purchased the corner parking garage for […]

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‘Bread’ is Moving to the Nolitan Hotel After 15 Years Headquartered on Spring Street

Posted April 4, 2016 at 5:00 am

The familiar red canopy is deposed from 20 Spring Street, the empty restaurant now just fodder for another real estate agent. Fifteen years since debut, Bread is amidst transition. The Spring Street standby ceased service at the end of February, but is not out of the game. Ownership is moving operations 400 feet around the […]

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