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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‘Gateway’ to Essex Crossing Begins with this Enormous Tower Crane

Posted August 23, 2016 at 5:15 am

More milestones for the Essex Crossing mega-development. Last week, it was the capping of fourteen-story senior housing at Site 6; this week, its the erection of a new tower crane on Site 2 (aka 115 Delancey). The component parts had been stowed here for the better part of the last month, but not assembled until […]

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With Ghost on Eldridge Gone, ‘Woodward Gallery’ to Open New Annex

Posted August 23, 2016 at 5:10 am

Yesterday we reported that cocktail lounge, Ghost on Eldridge, disappeared from it namesake street. It had a four-year run before the auctioneer came and sold all furnishings. Yet the space is already accounted for. Ghost was operated by the Woodward Gallery directly across the street, and now we learn that they’re not yet done with the […]

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When MooShoes Reopens, it’ll be with an All-Vegan Grocery Next Door

Posted August 23, 2016 at 5:00 am

Nine years after dropping anchor at 78 Orchard Street, MooShoes is currently undergoing a massive renovation. When the beloved vegan shoe store reopens, though, it’ll be a departure from what you remember. Something new altogether. The proverbial pivot. Passing by the store, it’s quite clear that the space is now bisected. Two separate business units. […]

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Reader Report: Pedestrian Injured in Pike Street Hit and Run [Updated]

Last modified August 22, 2016 at 11:46 pm

A Hispanic man, aged 67, was reportedly hit by a truck going northbound shortly after noon. Blood and even some body parts were, for a time, scattered on the asphalt. Cops condoned off the area and closed the street to traffic, but it’s since reopened. The victim’s condition was listed as critical, with both his legs […]

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Rally Today to Protest East 11th Demolition for Marriott’s Moxy Hotels

Posted August 22, 2016 at 10:30 am

Lacking moxie, Moxy is about destruction. Indeed, parent company Marriott hotels, vis-a-vis landowner Lighthouse Group, is about to raze a half-block of East Village history to construct a 300-room lodge geared specifically toward millenials with disposable income. That’s Moxy. Word of its inroads into the neighborhood first started circulating in February 2015. Now, a year-and-a-half […]

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Looking at Logan Hicks’ Final Product at the Bowery Graffiti Wall [PHOTOS]

Posted August 22, 2016 at 5:16 am

Logan Hicks completed his masterpiece at the Bowery Graffiti Wall yesterday afternoon with the fifth and final layer of stenciling. No more drama with ill-equipped infrastructure and warped boards. Round 2 took five days to complete. Basically, one layer of stencil painting per day. As previously reported, “Story of My Life” captures a street scene […]

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Former Essex Street Market Butcher Jeffrey Ruhalter Died Last Week at 60

Posted August 22, 2016 at 5:11 am

Sad news. Jeffrey Ruhalter, the beloved butcher who held court in the Essex Street Market for decades, passed away last Wednesday from cancer. He was 60. The grieving family released the following statement. Sylvia and Allen Ruhalter, their daughter Francine Levine, cousins, nieces, and nephews and friends mourn the loss of our beloved Jeffrey Richard […]

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Several LinkNYC Wi-Fi Kiosks Go Live on the Bowery

Posted August 22, 2016 at 5:05 am

Hello, world. The LinkNYC kiosks along the Bowery are now on line. Fully operational, and ready to ruin your sidewalk experience. Four such terminals were installed over the last month, situated between Delancey and Stanton Streets. These were the first LinkNYC stations planted on the Lower East Side. Voices of concern are already making their […]

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Logan Hicks at the Bowery Graffiti Wall, Redux [PHOTOS]

Posted August 19, 2016 at 5:12 am

Logan Hicks is back at the Bowery Graffiti Wall this week for round 2. The stencil artist extraordinaire returned to the fold on Wednesday morning, diving headlong into recreating his multilayered mural, “Story of My Life.” As previously reported, the artwork explores the “past, present and future here in New York City, telling the story of […]

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There’s a Britney Spears Mural in this Orchard Street Gallery for the MTV VMAs

Posted August 19, 2016 at 5:09 am

MTV is marking territory all over the Lower East Side. Indeed, just a few weeks after painting murals at First Street Green as category visuals for the upcoming Video Music Awards, the network also rented out an Orchard Street gallery in the name of the event. That would be the Van der Plas Gallery, which abruptly ended its […]

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