‘Daily Paper’ Drops on Delancey Street, then Boards Up

Posted on: November 3rd, 2020 at 5:00 am by

Photo: Mark Winter-Gitelson

A long-vacant retail shop at the northwest corner of Chrystie and Delancey Streets is transformed in the name of international fashion.

The onetime restaurant supply store at 18 Delancey had been under the knife for over a year and is now completely unrecognizable. Built up into a two-story monument to consumerism – the stateside Flagship for Daily Paper, the Amsterdam-based apparel label.

The founders – Hussein Suleiman, Abderrahmane Trabsini, and Jefferson Osei opened this third store just over a week ago. Planting a flag along a corridor that is swiftly becoming condo central.

The outside of 18 Delancey features a plethora of recycled Arizona Iced Tea cans meant to mimic the style of traditional African beadwork. There is also a marble mosaic at the front door featuring a rendering of a constellation that formed the day that Daily Paper officially launched back in 2012.

Photo: Mark Winter-Gitelson

“The original building looked like a paper-mache construction,” Trabsini told Vogue, “like if you were to push on it lightly it would fall down, but we all believed in it.”

“We intentionally chose the LES above all other boroughs because of resemblance it has with the area we grew up in Amsterdam Old West. The LES is known for its vibrancy and youth cultural presence. We hope that our store will function as a catalyst for a new era in NYC where different communities and like-minded people come together.”

Yet, as of this weekend, the store is now boarded up. Presumably due to fears of fallout from today’s presidential election.

July 2019

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