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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Thompson LES is now "60 LES"

SIXTY Hotels Rebrands the Thompson LES on Allen Street

Posted April 23, 2014 at 6:08 am

The Thompson LES completely changed its image within the last few months. As we reported, Jason Pomeranc sold his longtime brand but kept ownership over a few hotels, including 190 Allen Street. It’s now part of the SIXTY Hotels umbrella. And with the “SIXTY LES” rebrand, a new target demographic. For this five-year-old lodge, Pomeranc […]

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Cafe Katja Klepto Returns Stolen Table

Posted April 23, 2014 at 6:07 am

That Cafe Katja klepto exposed at the end of March came clean, and returned the stolen table to the popular Austrian eatery. Guess the flyer campaign around Orchard Street – and its coverage in the press – was enough to shame the thief into doing the right thing. A Boogie tipster tells us that the […]

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DNA Footwear Opening Outpost at 273 Lafayette Street

Posted April 23, 2014 at 6:03 am

Argentinian luxury clothing chain Etiqueta Negra opened its New York City flagship at 273 Lafayette Street in 2008. The boutique boasted a showroom of menswear and rustic store additions like 1932 Alfa Romeo, leather trunks, and polo memorabilia. Five years later, it bit the dust. Now the space is set to become a shoe warehouse. […]

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Own a Piece of the Ludlow Residence Eyesore for $220K

Posted April 23, 2014 at 6:00 am

Has it really been two years since our last post about the Ludlow Residence dorm at 101 Ludlow? Okay, onward. If you fancy a piece of the beige penitentiary, the opportune moment has arrived. The narrow, 800 square-foot commercial unit near the dorm entrance – currently home to the Hummus Shop – is now on […]

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Recap: Open House at the New York State Pavilion [PHOTOS]

Posted April 22, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Today marks the fiftieth anniversary of the opening of the New York State Pavilion. The national treasure and its UFO-looking towers debuted as part of the 1964 World’s Fair. The premises has been off limits to the public for decades, but this morning offered a brief window for all to enjoy. Alas, the gates are […]

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Ben Harper Played Rockwood Music Hall Last Night with His Mom

Posted April 22, 2014 at 10:00 am

Even a rockstar like Ben Harper gets nervous around mother. With good reason. The duo, accompanied by backing band, debuted their new collaborative effort last night at Rockwood Music Hall in front of an intimate audience of music industry folk (and some press). And it was allegedly the first ever gig together as “Ben & […]

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Rumor: Clinton Street Baking Company is Expanding Into Min’s Market Vacancy

Last modified April 22, 2014 at 11:52 am

Some chatter on the block reveals the juicy (nay, syrup coated) gossip that the thirteen-year-old Clinton Street Baking Company is allegedly expanding. Its target? Right next door at the corner of East Houston. Yup, Min’s Market. Longtime bodega Min’s Market succumbed to the real estate pressures on Saturday afternoon, leaving behind quite the valuable void. Not for […]

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LinePosters Opens Pop-Up Shop at 52 Kenmare Street

Posted April 22, 2014 at 6:05 am

The row of stores comprising 52 Kenmare Street welcomed LinePosters for a temporary tenancy, which started last Thursday. This solo pop-up in Little Italy is a first for the brand; its usual retail activity revolves around the local markets scene. LinePosters is dedicated to creating “modern, graphic interpretations of popular city transit systems.” Goods offered […]

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Black Seed Bagel Shop Opens Tomorrow Morning

Last modified April 22, 2014 at 8:17 am

For those craving bagels after a week of matzo, this news might be appealing. The Black Seed bagel shop is set to launch in Little Italy tomorrow morning, just in time for the expiration of Passover. A handwritten sign on the front door of 170 Elizabeth Street announces this to the community. Black Seed is […]

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DOB Approves Permits for 6-Story Residential Building on Children’s Magical Garden

Last modified April 22, 2014 at 8:18 am

It obviously didn’t matter that a lawsuit is currently underway against the Horizon Group. The deep-pocketed developer (also behind 100 Norfolk site) is moving forward with the plan to drop a six-story building beside the beleaguered Children’s Magical Garden. And the DOB is apparently on board. The city agency approved construction permits and zoning documents […]

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