Elie

Elie

Elie (eh-lee) is a proud resident of the Lower East Side, with strong family roots in the neighborhood. He co-founded Bowery Boogie in July 2008 as a hyperlocal resource to document the ever-changing neighborhood landscape. His writing and photography credits have appeared in New York Magazine, New York Post, Daily News, Huffington Post, Spin Magazine, Spin Digital, the Curbed Network, The Villager, The Real Deal, and Time Out. Elie is a graduate of the University of Michigan. You can often find him wandering the neighborhood, drinking a pint at 169 Bar, playing Ms. Pacman at the Chinatown Fair Arcade, or catching a show at Mercury Lounge. His favorite band is the Beatles.

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For the Essex Market Building on Site 2, It’s One Step Closer to Demolition

Posted March 4, 2015 at 5:13 am

Down at the old Essex Market building below Delancey Street (aka Site 2 of Essex Crossing), it’s a flurry of activity preceding the inevitable wrecking ball. Demolition crews have been busy this week installing the requisite scaffolding, sidewalk bridge, and plywood along the perimter of the brick building. Full takedown will soon commence and last […]

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Hotel Indigo on Orchard Street Delayed Until September 2015; Retail Hype Coming Soon

Posted March 4, 2015 at 5:11 am

Hell, what’s another six months when the project has already run a decade and cost countless millions in both currency and complaints. So it is with the Hotel Indigo on Orchard Street, which continues to live up to its Hell Building nickname. According to the booking website, the 23-story lodge won’t start accepting reservations until […]

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An Early Look Inside Dimes 2.0 on Canal Street

Posted March 4, 2015 at 5:09 am

You’re looking at the almost-ready interior of Dimes 2.0 at 49 Canal Street. The much larger space – now with an arched design – is easily twice the size of the OG location. As previously reported, it’ll offer an expanded kitchen, additional seating, and the benefits of a full liquor license (still pending at the […]

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‘Vote for Pedro’ is a Mexican Eatery Vying for 17 Essex Street

Posted March 4, 2015 at 5:00 am

Contain your liger’s excitement, for a thin slice of Napoleon Dynamite is headed to Seward Park. Translation = another restaurant is angling to open in this once-storied district of Judaica. Just a few doors north of the forthcoming Salvadoran restaurant Cabalito, a Mexican restaurant is currently in the infant stage of development. Working title of […]

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Civilianaire Fails Out of 53 East Houston After Two Years

Posted March 3, 2015 at 9:22 am

We saw this one coming a mile away. A death watch that came to pass. The year-long 50%-off merchandise sale became a rather sure indication of demise. It was just a matter of when. Well, that day of reckoning arrived yesterday for the Civilianaire boutique on East Houston, where a constant placement of window signage […]

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BucketFeet Artsy Footwear Opening New Boutique on Elizabeth Street

Posted March 3, 2015 at 5:16 am

Another day, another shoe store for upper Elizabeth Street. Hot on the heels of securing $7.5 million in Series A funding, art-leaning sneaker brand BucketFeet is set to open its first permanent brick-and-mortar location in New York City. (The one in SoHo is technically a pop-up) It’ll be located at 266 Elizabeth Street, formerly the […]

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Cocoron Chef Debuts ‘Goemon Curry’ Japanese Restaurant on Kenmare Street

Posted March 3, 2015 at 5:11 am

The new Japanese establishment Goemon Curry opened over the weekend at 29 Kenmare Street. Its debut was of the soft variety, yet still managed a sizeable splash. Indeed, launch was pretty much announced with subtle shill from Mission Chinese guru Danny Bowien. As previously reported, Goemon Curry is the brainchild of noodle chef Yoshihito Kira. […]

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Orchard Street Whynot Coffee on the Lookout for New Location with Sushi Wa in the Works

Posted March 3, 2015 at 5:08 am

It would appear that Whynot Coffee is in damage control mode. Last week, we first reported that the popular cafe on Orchard Street would give way to a new Japanese spot called Sushi Wa. Yep, a head-scratcher. For this, owner Emil Stepkov again seeks a full liquor license for 175 Orchard, the holy grail he’s […]

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CB3 Resoundingly Demands DOT to Halt New Chinatown Bus Permits

Posted March 3, 2015 at 5:00 am

The downtown bus depot that is Chinatown is divided. On the one side, bus business is flourishing thanks to an overcapacity Port Authority terminal; on the other, embattled residents who are sick of the dangers and quality-of-life nuisance. Only in the last year or so has the issue gained traction with city government. Now this. […]

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Jim ‘Mosaic Man’ Power Suffered Head Injury from Scooter Accident Last Week

Posted March 2, 2015 at 9:44 am

  Jim “Mosaic Man” Power is on the mend after a scary accident last week. The disabled local artisan was on his mobility scooter when it flipped. He banged his head pretty badly and wound up in the hospital. “It was pretty frozen outside and I went to get out of the scooter,” Power notes. Apparently […]

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