Division Street

Charlie Bird Vet Eyes Division Street for ‘Parcelle Wine’ Spinoff

Last modified October 14, 2021 at 5:32 pm

A veteran of Charlie Bird is spinning off the popular Hell’s Kitchen wine shop into a dedicated bar on the Lower East Side. Down on Division Street in the orbit of Forgtmenot, Dimes, and Kiki’s. Three-year-old Parcelle Wine, situated inside the Henry Hall apartment building near the Lincoln Tunnel, has plans for 135 Division. Specifically, to […]

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Underground Division Street Club Under Investigation After Mysterious Death of Woman

Posted August 25, 2021 at 5:01 am

A suspected underground Chinese gambling den is front-in-center in the recent death of a woman found in the back of a taxicab. Early in the morning of August 17, a taxi driver on a trip to Queens discovered that his fare, who he was told was drunk, was actually dead. The 26-year-old victim, still unidentified, […]

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LES Longtimer Trigger Readies ‘Lucky Star’ Ice Cream Cafe on Division Street

Posted August 16, 2021 at 5:00 am

Trigger is pivoting from shots to cones. Indeed, the longtime Lower East Sider – who formerly owned and operated The Continental for more than fifteen years – is now trying his hand at ice cream. Three locations out of the gate, in fact. Back in June, Trigger launched Lucky Star near the corner of Clinton […]

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Michaeli Bakery Files Class Action Suit Against Food Delivery Apps, Alleging Illegal Fees

Posted June 10, 2021 at 5:01 am

A popular Lower East Side bakery this week filed a proposed class-action lawsuit against digital delivery platforms, including Grubhub, DoorDash,and Uber Eats, alleging the companies billed it and other restaurants more than allowed by New York City law. According a report in the Wall Street Journal, the Michaeli Bakery on Division Street sued the platforms […]

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Burglars Hit ‘Fong On’ Tofu Shop, Steal the Cash Register

Posted March 9, 2021 at 5:00 am

Chinatown’s iconic tofu shop, Fong On, was robbed early yesterday morning by three thieves, police said. Shortly after midnight, two unidentified perps stood watch outside 81 Division Street while the third purportedly entered the premises by picking the lock. He made off with the cash register which had approximately $300 in the till. With bounty, […]

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Local Favorite Forgtmenot Transforms into Grocery During COVID-19 Shutdown

Last modified March 20, 2020 at 12:15 pm

With COVID-19 significantly interrupting the restaurant and nightlife game, some owners are resorting to drastic measures to stay on top. Forgtmenot, the popular locals hang on Division Street, is temporarily morphing into a grocery store. The “General Store.” Ownership constructed wood shelving and attached to the facade, and also cleared out the interior. We’re told […]

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Iconic Tofu Shop Returned to Chinatown over the Weekend

Posted August 19, 2019 at 5:00 am

Two years after Fong Inn Too closed its doors, the family that runs the iconic tofu shop is back. Albeit in a new form and location. Paul Eng, part of the family that’s run the business since 1933, debuted Fong On over the weekend at 81 Division Street, which is just a few blocks away […]

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Skaters Take Division Street

Posted June 14, 2019 at 5:08 am

Whenever a pedestrian plaza is created on the Lower East Side, the skateboarders are never too far behind. The longtime free space on Delancey Street near Norfolk is case in point, where groups of skaters are often seen practicing tricks. The same occurs down on Division Street at the confluence of Canal. This, too, has […]

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Michaeli Bakery will Keep Division Street Supplied with Pastries

Last modified May 10, 2019 at 11:08 am

Michaeli Bakery – the brainchild of the eponymous former executive pastry chef at Breads Bakery – was only announced this week and hype is already high. The pastry shop opens this morning at 115 Division Street. Adir Michaeli partnered with Anat Sror of Cafe Petisco to impart the new concept. Menu is stocked with Israeli-infused […]

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Cafe Petisco Owner Partners in ‘Michaeli Bakery’ on Division Street

Last modified May 7, 2019 at 1:27 pm

Cafe Petisco won’t let a temporary closure rain on its parade. The locals restaurant on the perimeter of Seward Park revealed that its owner is a partner in a new bakery concept days from debut on Division Street. Dubbed Michaeli Bakery, the business is from pastry chef-owner Adir Michaeli, and will “stay on the sweet […]

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