75 Kenmare Street

Luxury Development Plagues Newly Reopened DeSalvio Playground in Little Italy

Posted June 18, 2019 at 5:05 am

The reimagined DeSalvio Playground debuted back in February. Now, four months later, access is partially restricted thanks to construction work on the neighboring luxury condo building. A tipster sent us this photos illustrating the closure of both the basketball court and rock climbing feature. Contractors set down heavy foam and plywood surfacing while construction concludes […]

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Another Look at the Remodeled DeSalvio Playground in Little Italy

Posted March 22, 2019 at 5:08 am

Two years of construction, and a decade of advocating, finally let up. About a month ago, Little Italy locals scored early access to a reinvigorated DeSalvio Playground on Spring Street ahead of the “official” opening. The upgraded park at Spring and Mulberry Streets includes a curved seating area with benches, basketball court (with two hoops), jungle gym […]

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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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The Remodeled DeSalvio Playground ‘Unofficially’ Debuts

Last modified February 26, 2019 at 2:24 pm

Six months after our last status report, DeSalvio Playground in Little Italy is now reactivated. Unofficially. Even though the Parks Department hasn’t yet cut the ribbon on the remodeled park space, scrappy locals are already enjoying the amenities. Word on the street is that city employees over the weekend accidentally opened the gates too early. […]

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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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The Last Parking Garage on Kenmare Street is Gone, to be Replaced with 7-Story Condo

Posted October 11, 2016 at 5:00 am

For the time being, there is nothing but open sky (and scattered rubble) at the northeast corner of Mulberry and Kenmare Streets. It’s a gaping, empty space. The former parking garage – now a rarity in these parts – was quickly disposed so that luxury housing can muscle in. It took roughly two months for […]

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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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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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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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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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