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“It’s really all Chinatown now,” said John A. Zaccaro Sr., owner of the Little Italy real estate company, founded by his father in 1935…The New York Times Little Italy, Littler by the Year.
Yes, it’s true, the exciting crammed feeling of strolling down Little Italy while channeling a young Michael Corleone is long long gone. Intermixed and mingled in the old Italian family storefronts are foot massage joints, the latest faux purses, Chinese outdoor markets with exotic herbs and old ladies who spit as far as the eye can see. It’s all true.
Any Italian romance gone except for the guys trying to lure you in with prix fix meals and watery tomatoe sauce. I still like Da Nico’s. But remember Little Charlies? Umberto’s? A goner. Wait until the Noltians close in on the Chinese. Oh, that will be the day.
No surprises here; the only vacant block of Kenmare is now getting a pizza joint. Grub Street confirms that Jay Z’s favorite pizza Lucali’s is on the hunt.
My loyalty is straight up Lombardi’s; I don’t care who reps it or loves it. Paul, you can order carry out, bru. One must ask themselves if they are Spring Street or Kenmare. It’s that kind of divide. For real.
Fondly in red and white stripe. Dapper.
The Nolitan pieces produced by Marque Creative Design promise to bring a certain flare to the hood. Oh, when can I get my bag?
Chef Jimmy Bradley (of Red Cat fame) via the New York Post: “Kenmare Street is a similar neighborhood to what Chelsea was when I built there,” says Bradley. “We’re excited about a new neighborhood that’s in a growth period. It sure beats the hell out of working in a neighborhood that’s in decline.” -J&S Food Hall (the initials are after the chef and his partner)
Sweet dude. Yes, a new neighborhood of more boutique hotels, red rope Paul Sev-like private (read: gen-ah-ric) clubs and gentrification out the yin yang. A bevy of more hipsters who will line up like cattle. Wait until the Chinese are booted out of Chinatown for another white-people vanilla speakeasy. I remember my old pal saying TEN YEARS AGO (that’s a decade folks) that Kenmare would easily be home run. Perhaps someone listened or in fact narced his idea.