Division Street

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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CB3 Greelights DOT Plan to Reconfigure Division Street

Posted November 12, 2015 at 5:12 am

One of the most complicated downtown intersections will soon receive a slight makeover with major implications. Indeed, the Department of Transportation is pushing through a proposal to alter the configuration of Division Street, between Market and the Bowery (part of a designated truck route). It’s a lengthy one-block zone clogged with two-way traffic, illegally parked […]

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Tat Chat: Hanksy’s Big Pun

Posted November 2, 2015 at 10:38 am

Time to revive our on-again-off-again series, “Tat Chat,” in which we ask participants to divulge the stories behind their favorite tattoos. Fresh off the second coming of “Surplus Candy” in Los Angeles, we caught up with street artist Hanksy to talk about his ink. The ubiquitous pun-master was eager to divulge his love of tattoos and […]

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‘Dimes Deli’ Debuts Today on Division Street

Posted September 29, 2015 at 5:13 am

​Dimes Deli debuts today at its original location on Division Street. The cubbyhole space had been dormant for months in the wake of the move across to 49 Canal Street. Yet recent activity onsite, including the updated window leafing – confirmed plans. The 143 Division store was essentially the “Dimes Suprette” concept initially floated last […]

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