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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Atop the Hotel on Rivington, Street Art Takes Hold

Posted June 24, 2016 at 5:18 am

It’s not just nightlife tune-ups, the Hotel on Rivington is seemingly trying to reinvent itself. Last month, we noted the nightlife reboot on premise. The Shanghai-themed lounge, Jia (formerly Viktor & Spoils), and an as-yet-unnamed Mediterranean restaurant in the adjacent space. Both are by the collective hand of Roberto Buchelli (Beautique, Provocateur) and Corey Lane (partner […]

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International Center of Photography Brings ‘Maman’ Cafe Outpost to the Bowery

Posted June 24, 2016 at 5:11 am

The International Center of Photography officially opened its flagship Bowery location to the public yesterday. Its coronation was years in the making, and caps an extended period of dormancy for this storefront real estate at 250 Bowery. With its arrival in the neighborhood, though, is a tag-along eats occupant. Indeed, lost in all the headlines […]

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Ambitious ‘Windows on the Bowery’ Placard Project to Highlight History of Thoroughfare, Launches July 5

Posted June 24, 2016 at 5:00 am

These days, the Bowery rarely gets due recognition for its pioneering architecture, and early contributions to myriad art forms, such as tattooing, punk, vaudeville, and Yiddish Theater. Instead, it’s really all about which historic buildings can be sold to the highest bidder for demolition and re-development. Armed with a platoon of historians and visually-striking imagery, […]

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Scenes from Steve Nash’s 9th Annual Showdown NYC on the LES [PHOTOS]

Posted June 23, 2016 at 5:16 am

Last night, the Lower East Side again played host to the annual Showdown NYC. It was the ninth outing for retired ball player Steve Nash, who rallied his athlete friends for another inner-city friendly. As in years prior, a delegation of NBA, MLS, and international soccer stars, as well as notable personalities, gathered at Nike […]

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HBO Scratches Scorsese/Jagger Music Drama ‘Vinyl’ After 1 Season

Last modified June 23, 2016 at 7:27 am

You won’t be seeing the revived Max’s Kansas City or other exotic throwback sets around the Lower East Side anymore. Or casting calls asking for extras. Vinyl was scratched from the HBO roster this week after a mere ten episodes on the network. The highly polarizing period piece (you either loved or loathed it) was produced by Martin […]

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Rivington Street Properties Adjacent to Allen Hotel Back on the Auction Block (Again)

Posted June 23, 2016 at 5:00 am

It’s a Lower East Side corner mired in years of project site dormancy, foreclosure, and resultant bankruptcy proceedings. Another piece of Allen and Rivington Streets is on the precipice of auction. Yet again. You’ll recall that the stalled-out Allen Street Hotel fetched $30.75 million in an auction last month. The lucky buyers – real estate […]

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Six-Story SoHo Development Spells End to Broadway-Lafayette Subway Entrance

Posted June 22, 2016 at 5:19 am

That new six-story commercial development on East Houston Street just claimed its first victim. The southeasterly entrance to the Broadway-Lafayette subway station is now closed for the duration. It won’t be reopening, presumably, until the project is complete in “mid-2018.” The rendering per owner-developer Madison Capital illustrates how the access point is incorporated into the overall […]

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Alternative Apparel Reopens on Lafayette Street 7 Months After Being Sidelined by Fire

Posted June 22, 2016 at 5:13 am

Back in November, barely two years out of the gate, the flagship Alternative Apparel store on Lafayette Street was sidelined by a fire on the first level. Corporate assured the community that the retail shop would reopen at some ambiguous future date. It wasn’t clear whether it would. Until last week. Yep, Alternative Apparel came […]

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Still with Nothing to Sell, Popular ‘Inutilious Retailer’ Seeks Donations to Stay Afloat

Posted June 21, 2016 at 5:19 am

Not surprisingly, a store with nothing for sale is tough on the bottom line. Nevertheless, the Inutlious Retailer soldiers on, forever beckoning customers to the Lower East Side for (bartered) free art. Now its owner, Adrian Wilson, seeks monetary assistance to stay afloat for at least the next six months. Wilson signed a lease at […]

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Evil Time Warner Cable Unveils New ‘Experience Store’ on East 4th Street

Posted June 21, 2016 at 5:14 am

The perennially maligned Time Warner Cable – soon to become Charter Communications, if you’ve seen those annoying commercials – is putting the finishing touches on its newest showroom. Its first in the downtown environs. Headquartered at 700 Broadway (corner of East 4th), the 5,700 square-foot location is one of their “experience stores.” Much of the […]

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