The Grand Mulberry Nears Completion at 185 Grand Street in Little Italy, Manhattan

The Grand Mulberry at 185 Grand Street. Photo by Michael Young

Construction is nearing completion on The Grand Mulberry, a seven-story mixed-use building at 185 Grand Street in Little Italy. Designed by Morris Adjmi Architects and developed by Be-Aviv and Nexus Development Group, the property will yield 20 residential units above ground-floor retail space and the Italian American Museum. The project is located at the corner of Mulberry and Grand Streets.

Recent photos show the detailed red brick façade on the northern and eastern elevations. The brick is laid in a double-stacked running bond pattern surrounding a spacious grid of punched windows lined with dark rectangular metal frames.

The Grand Mulberry at 185 Grand Street. Photo by Michael Young

The Grand Mulberry at 185 Grand Street. Photo by Michael Young

The Grand Mulberry at 185 Grand Street. Photo by Michael Young

The Grand Mulberry at 185 Grand Street. Photo by Michael Young

The most notable aspect of the project is the rounded bricks that protrude from the flat surface in the pattern of traditional window grid across the northern and eastern elevations. The curved northeastern corner complements these ornamental touches.

The Grand Mulberry at 185 Grand Street. Photo by Michael Young

The Grand Mulberry at 185 Grand Street. Photo by Michael Young

The Grand Mulberry at 185 Grand Street. Photo by Michael Young

The Grand Mulberry at 185 Grand Street. Photo by Michael Young

The Grand Mulberry at 185 Grand Street. Photo by Michael Young

The upper levels and rear of the building are clad in gray metal paneling and concrete. Scaffolding was recently removed from these portions of the structure, though one section at the crown is still awaiting its final façade panels. The southern elevation features three stacked balconies, and the roof is lined with a metal railing, suggesting the presence of an outdoor terrace.

The Grand Mulberry at 185 Grand Street. Photo by Matt Pruznick

Renderings created by op.AL from YIMBY’s last update depict the interiors of the Italian American Museum. A double-height entrance is positioned along Mulberry Street that leads visitors into a 20-foot-tall central atrium with a skylight that will bring natural light all the way down to the first level.

Italian American Museum, rendering courtesy Oved Group

The Grand Mulberry. Rendering courtesy Oved Group

Italian American Museum, via Google Maps, via op.AL

The Italian American Museum. Rendering by op.AL

Italian American Museum, via Google Maps, via op.AL

The Italian American Museum. Rendering by op.AL

Italian American Museum, via Google Maps, via op.AL

The Italian American Museum. Rendering by op.AL

Italian American Museum, via Google Maps, via op.AL

The Italian American Museum. Rendering by op.AL

The site is within close proximity of a number of subway lines, including the 6, J, N, Q, R, W, and Z trains at three separate Canal Street stations to the southwest, and the B and D trains at the Grand Street station to the east along Chrystie Street.

The Grand Mulberry will likely be completed later this year.

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6 Comments on "The Grand Mulberry Nears Completion at 185 Grand Street in Little Italy, Manhattan"

  1. Incredible work. Those rounded corners..

  2. Classic brick New York. I especially like the rounded corner on this one. The windows are cute too. The only thing that kind of bothers me are all of those little buds on the brickwork. It just looks weird at some angles. I understand what the architects were trying to do, but it should’ve been a bit more subtle. Regardless, it is still a very nice building.

  3. Exquisite

  4. David in Bushwick | July 17, 2021 at 10:49 am | Reply

    Well, the implied bricked up windows with modern windows randomly punched through is completely unique, and it should stay that way.

  5. I love to live in one of this nice apartment is nice area and place will be historical for new yorkers, im more than 65 years old and need an apartment please help me to obtains my apartment in manhattan area any area . I’m message so many time and nothing happen yes I keep pray please help me to get one apartment in manhattan lower income .thanks

  6. Nice to respect the area’s architecture history

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