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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Revisiting Sheldon Silver’s Family Hardware Store on Essex Street [HISTORY]

Posted February 12, 2016 at 9:27 am

​These days, 19 Essex Street is home to Frank’s Chop Shop and ground-level office space. Back in the day, however, this storefront was the headquarters of Sheldon Silver’s family business. Sheldon Silver, the disgraced former Assembly Speaker who was recently convicted on federal corruption charges, was born and raised on the Lower East Side. He […]

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On Stellar Rays Annexes Former Restaurant Supply Shop at 213 Bowery

Posted February 12, 2016 at 5:16 am

​Regent Restaurant Supply relocated from its longtime Bowery headquarters just before the new year. In business since the mid-1990s, the ground-level warehouse operated at 213 for more than a dozen years. Well, no sooner did they depart than drilling began inside the store. With good reason. The eight-year-old gallery occupying its rear (i.e. 1 Rivington) […]

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Market NYC Opens New Outpost Today at 290 Mulberry Street

Last modified February 12, 2016 at 11:05 am

​Market NYC first announced its return to Little Italy just before Christmas. Two months after its holiday pop-up onsite, the third city location at 290 Mulberry Street is a go. It opens to the public at noon today. This week was one of final preparations. The lettering was installed; window treatments were deposed to reveal the […]

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‘Wall of Kindness’ Surfaces on Chrystie Street, Seeks Donations for Homeless

Posted February 12, 2016 at 5:00 am

​ No, this art installation at Chrystie and Stanton streets is not the newest piece by yarn-bomber HOTTEA. The ribbonwork weaved into the chain-link fencing at the recently refurbished Nike soccer field is, in fact, a grassroots charity plea for those in need. The message of “Stay Warm” sits atop a rudimentary house with a […]

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Onieals Pub on Grand Street Seized by the Taxman Last Night

Last modified February 11, 2016 at 10:04 am

We got a tip this morning that Onieals on Grand Street is down for the count. It would appear that the taxman paid a visit to the twenty-year-old establishment last night. The all-too-familiar orange sticker of doom was slapped onto the windows, letting everyone know that the establishment was “seized.” This closure is most likely […]

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Germania Bank Building Shows off New Windows on the Bowery

Posted February 11, 2016 at 5:19 am

​The Germania Bank Building is another leap closer to its sanitized vision. Most of the progress at 190 Bowery is hidden behind construction materials. Until this week, when half its scaffolding was carted away. It took some three months, but all the replacement window glass is now in place. Down on street level – the Spring […]

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After 16 Months, Galli Restaurant on Rivington Street Wants to Cash Out

Last modified February 11, 2016 at 2:24 pm

Sixteen months after debut, the Lower East Side outpost of Galli Restaurant is apparently on the rocks. Just like Rouge Wine Bar down the block. Proprietor Michael Forrest, the Board Chair of the Lower East Side Partnership (nee BID) who also happens to own 98 Rivington Street, just placed the space on the open market. Listings to […]

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‘Peace Pentagon’ Stores on Lafayette Street Vacated Ahead of Demolition and Redevelopment 

Posted February 11, 2016 at 5:12 am

Earlier this month, the historic Peace Pentagon on Lafayette Street was given its final marching orders. Namely, that all ground-level stores must vacate by the end of the month. Just like that, a handful of small businesses are forced out. Blame multi-millionaire real estate baron Aby Rosen (aka RFR Realty), who purchased the long-troubled property […]

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CB3 Supports Co-Naming Broome Street Block for Former President of Kehila Kedosha Janina

Posted February 11, 2016 at 5:00 am

Forever deemed the smelliest block in all of Manhattan, the northwest corner of Broome and Allen Streets is getting a makeover. In name only. Gears are now in motion to bestow a more palatable designation. One that is way more honorable – street co-naming for a former pillar of the community. That’s right, “Hy Genee […]

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Chelsea’s Danziger Gallery Relocates to LES, Takes Over from Christian Berst on Rivington Street

Posted February 10, 2016 at 10:28 am

Barely a year after its October 2014 debut, the Christian Berst Art Brut gallery on Rivington Street is gone. It threw in the proverbial towel just before the new year. The Compass brokerage banner briefly sat in the window as tombstone. The commercial unit – 2,200 square-feet across five rooms – was officially listed at […]

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