52 Kenmare Street

‘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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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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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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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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Bradley Theodore Gives Burberry Skeletal Treatment with New Mural of Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne

Posted September 11, 2014 at 9:19 am

Prolific street artist Bradley Theodore returned to Kenmare Street yesterday to impart another mural evoking unique representations of prominent fashion figures. We’ve seen plenty of that lately – Anna Wintour, Karl Lagerfeld, Terry Richardson, and Nick Wooster. So this one painted on the facade of Mott Hardware is rather timely, completed on the final day […]

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Neighbors Irked by Penis in the Window of 52 Kenmare [NSFW]

Last modified July 23, 2014 at 9:42 am

The Rivington Design House – no longer on its namesake street – is making waves. Their new headquarters at 52 Kenmare Street currently boasts a poster of a naked man in the window. Flaccid penis and all. The public nudity display is actually part of Bek Andersen’s gallery installation at the Rivington Design House called […]

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LinePosters Opens Pop-Up Shop at 52 Kenmare Street

Posted April 22, 2014 at 6:05 am

The row of stores comprising 52 Kenmare Street welcomed LinePosters for a temporary tenancy, which started last Thursday. This solo pop-up in Little Italy is a first for the brand; its usual retail activity revolves around the local markets scene. LinePosters is dedicated to creating “modern, graphic interpretations of popular city transit systems.” Goods offered […]

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The Rivington Design House Moves to Kenmare Street

Posted September 11, 2013 at 6:03 am

Looks like it might be back to pop-ups at 129 Rivington after two years of holding down a solid tenant.

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