Kenmare Street

Xi’an Famous Foods Opening on Kenmare Street Next Week

Posted February 19, 2016 at 5:10 am

Popular Flushing export Xi’an Famous Foods is ever so close to opening on Kenmare Street. As previously reported, the (western) Chinese restaurant will open a closet-sized outpost in the former home of Asiadog. The window signage posted back in December was later joined by the official canopy. Xi’an owner-operator Jason Wang tells us that the […]

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David Bowie Murals Pop Up on the Lower East Side

Posted January 15, 2016 at 5:10 am

The outpouring of grief and gratitude in the wake of David Bowie’s death is heartbreaking. The artist, musician, and all around rock symbol, died last Sunday at 69 after a highly secretive eighteen-month bout with liver cancer. While his residence at 285 Lafayette Street continues to collect flowers, thoughts, and candles, the tribute murals are […]

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43-Year-Old ‘Spring Street Natural’ Closes Ahead of Move to Kenmare

Posted January 4, 2016 at 5:00 am

For the first time in decades, Spring Street Natural is out of commission, albeit temporarily. The health-conscious restaurant closed its longtime location at the corner of Lafayette Street this past Saturday. All is well, though, as ownership is poised to move operations just around the corner in mid-January. Now those five months of build-out are […]

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Your First Peek Inside Charlie Bird Spinoff ‘Pasquale Jones’ on Kenmare Street

Posted December 24, 2015 at 5:14 am

Just following up on some news we first disclosed last may. As we reported at the time, the team behind the popular Charlie Bird venue is opening a new spinoff in the corner space formerly occupied by Toby’s Public House. Seven months later, liftoff is palpable. Eater had it last week that the establishment is called Pasquale […]

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Xi’an Famous Foods Plots Little Italy Conquest with New Kenmare Street Location

Posted November 20, 2015 at 5:00 am

Write this down. The ten-year-old Xi’an Famous Foods empire is expanding its downtown presence. A new location is planned some four years after the East Broadway outpost shuttered. The popular, Flushing-based Chinese restaurant just announced its intentions for 66 Kenmare Street, an address that’s seen lots of action (i.e. commercial turnover) in the last year or so. […]

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Brazilian Fast Food ‘Market Ipanema’ Expands to Kenmare Street

Posted October 22, 2015 at 5:15 am

Little Fox didn’t last and is now gutted. As Kenmare Street continues its upward trajectory toward luxury, it’s leaving some of its small businesses in the dust. The latest was Little Fox cafe, which didn’t last long and has since been gutted for its forthcoming replacement. Market Ipanema is on deck. A simple printout in […]

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Spotlighting the Ongoing Tenant Harassment at 58 Kenmare Street

Posted September 18, 2015 at 5:00 am

Let’s turn the spotlight to 58 Kenmare Street, a corner property in Little Italy undergoing luxury renovation. As you might guess, it’s a story of purported landlord harassment against rent regulated tenants struggling to hang on. The shit first hit the fan back in April, when Marc Cohen and brother Jack together purchased the building […]

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That Nude Dance Party on Kenmare Street Was a ‘Looping’ Event

Posted September 17, 2015 at 5:13 am

Last Saturday, a nude dance party on Kenmare Street had many people scratching their heads (and maybe other areas) as to what the fuck was going on. Performance artist, and co-ringleader, Matthew Silver recruited a posse of ten people to get naked and engage in two hours of improvised performance outside the Rivington Design House. […]

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Did You See the Nude Performers Dancing on Kenmare Street? [NSFW]

Posted September 14, 2015 at 9:28 am

Any time performance artist (and former Mr. Lower East Side) Matthew Silver is involved, a turn to the eclectic is inevitable. Like this impromptu naked dance happening outside the Rivington Design House on Kenmare Street Saturday afternoon. We’re talking the full monty here. Not too much is known at the moment about the event; our […]

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DHA Capital Files Permits to Demolish the Last Parking Garage on Kenmare Street

Posted August 27, 2015 at 5:14 am

The last parking garage on Kenmare Street will fall much sooner than previously thought. DHA Capital – known on the Lower East Side for acquiring 50 Clinton Street for $28.95 million last year – dropped another $50 million on 75 Kenmare this past spring. Sentry Operation Corp. was the seller. Not sitting idle, the developer […]

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