Division Street

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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Dimes Back on Track as ‘Deli’ for Division Street, Including Expansion Next Door

Last modified August 28, 2015 at 9:27 am

Ever since Dimes debuted its big kahuna cafeteria across the way at 49 Canal Street, the OG headquarters on Division Street has been dormant. A handwritten message on the door still directs customers to the new location; the artwork in its windows is likewise faded. The initial goal here was to install Dimes Superette in […]

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Illegal Chinatown Bus ‘Great Wall’ Departs Division Street

Posted July 29, 2015 at 5:00 am

Great Wall Bus Company, a thorn in the side of many in the community, is no longer running its illegal Chinatown bus business at 143 Division Street. Announcement printouts taped to the storefront indicate that their lease was not renewed, and that they’ve since moved to 94 Madison Street. Great Wall was often cited as […]

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Kiki’s on Division Street is Expanding into the Printing Shop Next Door

Posted June 24, 2015 at 9:19 am

The Forgtmenot family, which celebrates its third anniversary on Division Street this month, is expanding once again. That’s right. Acclaimed sister haunt Kiki’s is bareley out of the gate, and we now hear word that it’s gunning for the space next door. In the coming months, the popular Greek restaurant will push into the cornershop at […]

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‘Museum of Tattoo History’ is Almost a Reality on the Lower East Side

Posted June 9, 2015 at 10:15 am

Daredevil Tattoo counts itself as one of the few longstanding parlors on the Lower East Side. The ink spot debuted in 1997, the year when the artform was finally re-legalized in New York City. They were priced out of 174 Ludlow Street a couple years ago after a 50% rent gouge, yet still had the good fortune […]

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An Early Peek Inside Kiki’s, Bringing Authentic Greek Cuisine to Division Street

Posted March 13, 2015 at 5:00 am

One successful Division Street operator just doubled holdings on the tiny dead-end block near Canal. In due course, the Forgtmenot family will debut a new full-service Greek restaurant just a few doors down. Consider the hyperlocal market on this cuisine now cornered. Kiki’s is a return to form for the husband-wife team Paul and Abby […]

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Forgtmenot Family is Opening a Traditional Greek Restaurant on Division Street Called Kiki’s

Last modified March 12, 2015 at 11:22 pm

For the moment, it remains the epicenter of cool. The eastern terminus of Division Street continues its hot streak, yet will see more change in the next few months. We have it on good authority that the Chinese supply business at number 130 – Zhen Ling Tan Taoist – is to become a new restaurant. […]

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