Kenny's Castaways Greenwich Village music club closing - New York News

Kenny's Castaways, where Springsteen played, to close

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Kenny's Castaways, a New York City music club mainstay, is closing after decades of nurturing young musicians such as Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith, and the Fugees, according to the New York Times.

The club, located on Bleecker Street in Greenwich Village, is set to close early Tuesday after one final night of shows.

"We've been struggling," Maria Kenny, one of the owners, told the Times. "The rents have become so astronomical around here that mom-and-pop places just can't make it happen." She said the rent had more than doubled since 2007.

Springsteen played some of his first New York City shows at Kenny's after releasing his first album, "Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.," in 1973, the Times reported.

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