Division Street

Heller Realty Picks up Division Street Walkup for $4.4 Million

Posted August 24, 2017 at 5:00 am

The easternmost block of Division Street is heating up. Not just for nightlife but real estate speculation, too. The five-story walkup at 115 Division Street traded last month for a cool $4.4 million. Public records appear to indicate the buyer as Heller Realty, which is masked behind the 115 LES Realty corporate shell. The firm […]

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Forgtmenot Family Launches ‘Sherman’s’ Souvlaki Joint on Division Street

Posted August 14, 2017 at 5:11 am

Five months after launching Monroe beneath the bridge, the Forgtmenot family is back with its newest endeavor. Back to Division Street. Sherman Shoes is now reborn as Sherman’s, a fast-casual Greek spot just a stone’s throw from its popular Kiki’s restaurant. It soft-opened yesterday afternoon. Sherman’s is the second Greek establishment for Division Street that will offer […]

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Division Street Pedestrian Plaza is Also Getting Refurbished

Posted July 20, 2017 at 5:08 am

Much like its newer sibling down the block (at Straus Square), the small median triangle of Division Street at the confluence of Ludlow and Canal, is likewise ready for a makeover. Closed to traffic for nearly a decade, the 1,000 square-foot roadway is receiving some refocused attention from the Department of Transportation this month. Indeed, […]

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Daredevil Tattoo Celebrates 20 Years on the Lower East Side

Posted April 19, 2017 at 9:45 am

For Daredevil Tattoo, this month is milestone. An impressive twenty years on the Lower East Side. The ink spot was founded by Brad Fink and Michelle Myles, and debuted in 1997, the year the artform was finally re-legalized in New York City. Thanks to a 50% rent gouge at 174 Ludlow Street in 2013, though, […]

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Forgtmenot Family Expands with New Greek Spot, ‘Sherman,’ in Former Division Street Shoe Store

Posted December 12, 2016 at 5:00 am

Team Forgtmenot is poised to embark on another Lower East Side endeavor. With the southern Mediterranean spot, Monroe, still under construction on its namesake street, ownership is ready for an expansion. Back on its home turf. Word is coming down the pike this morning that a lease was signed on the former Sherman Shoes across the […]

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Daredevil Tattoo Unveils Flashy New Neon Signage on Division Street

Last modified May 13, 2016 at 9:10 am

In business nineteen years strong, Daredevil Tattoo bleeds Lower East Side. The ink spot debuted in 1997, the year the artform was finally re-legalized in New York City. Thanks to a 50% rent gouge at 174 Ludlow Street in 2013, ownership settled south of the border – 141 Division Street. This tattoo parlor is permanent, as […]

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DOT Begins its Reconfiguration of Division Street at the Bowery

Posted May 10, 2016 at 5:18 am

The complex western terminus of Division Street is undergoing a metamorphosis, as expected. Six months after the Pedestrian Projects Group netted blessings from Community Board 3, the Department of Transportation just began rollout of its plan to reconfigure the lengthy block between Market Street and the Bowery. Indeed, last week saw the arrival of a new […]

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DOT Seeks Input for Additional ‘Wayfinding’ Signs on the Lower East Side

Posted March 30, 2016 at 5:09 am

More street navigation is coming to the neighborhood in the coming months. Yep, those damned pedestrian “wayfinding” obelisks on the sidewalks. The installations essentially make the Lower East Side a more accessible, less intimidating experience for the masses. Not for the locals, of course, despite what the Department of Transportation says. So, the city, vis-a-vis […]

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Sole Stalwart Sherman Shoes is Closing Shop to Make Way for Gallery

Posted February 29, 2016 at 5:00 am

​This Division Street sole stalwart is on its way out. Sherman Shoes, in business (at the same address) for nearly a century, is closing its doors in the coming days. And the store inventory is already cleared out; shelving is bare. The bad news has been quite a while in the making, apparently. Indeed, we had […]

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Dimes Deli Marketplace Debuts on Division Street December 1

Posted November 20, 2015 at 5:10 am

Dimes Deli debuted in September where it all began two years ago. The homestead of 143 Division Street. However, the casual takeaway concept launched without its other half. That of the adjacent marketplace. Owners Sabrina De Sousa, Alissa Wagner, and Sophie Helsby taped vintage clippings to the other storefront at 143 Division last month while […]

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