Division Street

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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Sherman’s Building on Division Street Listed for $6.5M

Posted March 7, 2019 at 5:00 am

The buildings along the eastern terminus of Division Street are selling at a clip. Next up, the elegant three-story walkup at number 121. Listed at $6.5 million, the mid-block building at 121 Division Street is pitched as an opportunity for the buyer to live here while collecting rent on the other floors. Also at stake, […]

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Forgtmenot Family Remodels and Reopens Sherman’s on Division Street

Last modified February 22, 2019 at 11:06 am

For the last several months, Sherman’s on Division Street had favored its popular catering over serving the in-store crowd. But all that recently changed. Three months of interior remodeling resulted in a reboot that just launched last night. You’ll recall that the crew behind Forgtmenot opened Sherman’s – named for the longtime shoe store it […]

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Cocoron Planning New Shabu-shabu Spot on Division Street

Posted January 24, 2019 at 5:10 am

Already armed with well-trafficked eateries from Delancey Street westbound to Kenmare, the team behind Cocoron and Goemon is expanding its white-label restaurant offshoot. Shabu-shabu Macoron, which opened in the original Cocoron space in November 2017, now has a new sister south of the Delancey Divide. All the way down on Division Street. The roll-down gate […]

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Rumor: Hypebeast to Unveil Gallery and Store on Division Street

Posted March 26, 2018 at 5:00 am

Hypebeast is reportedly coming to the Lower East Side. The seven-story commercial loft building at 41-43 Division Street traded hands last year for $15.5 million. Continental Equities snapped up the Chinatown property from the Lam Group, which had owned it for the three years prior. Now, after sitting on the investment for a year, the new […]

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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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