The Artist Adam Himebauch Gets Neighborhood Recognition

Posted April 1, 2022 at 5:07 am

Arguably one of the most popular and provocative visual and performative artists of his time that no one really talks about anymore. That’s how history recounts the story of your favorite artists’ favorite artist, Adam Himebauch aka Mr. Downtown.* A contemporary of Warhol in the 1960s, then flourishing straight through the decadent ‘90s, Himebauch rose […]

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Neighbors Rally to Help Longtime Printing Shop on Essex Street

Posted January 25, 2022 at 5:01 am

A local letterpress printing shop – the last of its kind on the Lower East Side (nay, the city) – is on hard times, but one neighbor is determined to help Y.H. Printing. Desmond Yeoh emigrated to the from Malaysia in 1989. He and his wife opened Y.H. Printing seven years later on Orchard Street […]

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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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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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This Former Glass Warehouse on Monroe Street is the Next Venture by the Forgtmenot Family

Posted December 21, 2015 at 5:00 am

​The Forgtmenot family has another ace up its sleeve, straying from the Division Street block which brought it fame and love from neighbors. A new restaurant is reportedly in the works near popular Lower East Side skatepark Coleman Playground. One year after Kaplan Glass Works sold its stake in 49 Monroe Street for $3.55 million […]

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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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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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