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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Before PichiAvo Paints the Bowery Graffiti Wall, Taggers Go Crazy

Posted January 19, 2017 at 5:13 am

The lame duck session at the Bowery Graffiti Wall has proven an opportune moment for taggers. In the week since Goldman Properties whitewashed the two-story encasement ahead of the next artist design, the fresh canvas has been attacked several times. Especially thanks to the perfect storm of inclement weather and lack of the usual security. […]

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Rendering composite of Ben Shaoul and 196 Orchard St, Photo: Real Deal

Here’s a Recap from that Deplorable ‘LES is More’ Developers Summit Yesterday

Posted January 19, 2017 at 5:09 am

Yesterday morning, movers and shakers (nay, demolishers) in the real estate industry met to discuss the future of the Lower East Side vis-a-vis Donald Trump. Like a Pinky & the Brain segment, the summit was seemingly an opportunity to plot the future of how to dominate a neighborhood already suffering attack from all sides. The event, […]

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‘New Territories’ Dessert Shop ups the Ice Cream Game in Hell Square

Posted January 18, 2017 at 5:16 am

Another built-for-instagram sweets shop just hit the Lower East Side. And it’s apparently the hottest new shop in Hell. Square, that is. New Territories sold out of product upon its opening Sunday night at 190 Orchard Street. They won’t be back for your dollar until tomorrow, according to a sign on the closed gate. Owned and […]

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Busted Exercise Equipment on East River Esplanade Finally Replaced by the City

Posted January 18, 2017 at 5:09 am

It just wasn’t built to last, and now, reinforcements… Replacements for the heavily-used exercise equipment near the mouth of Pier 35 are finally here. Parks Department workers were spotted installing the new machines yesterday afternoon, much to the delight of locals. Indeed, it’s been a long time coming. Pretty much since debut in February 2015, […]

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‘Birdhouse Repo’ Reminds us that Even the Animals Can’t Afford to Live in NYC Anymore

Posted January 17, 2017 at 5:14 am

To live in New York City is so expensive, even the birds can’t afford it. This truth is the creative mojo behind a new temporary art project coming to First Park this month. The incoming sculpture, aptly entitled “Birdhouse Repo,” is the work of city native Aaron Schraeter. Simple yet brilliant, his goal was political […]

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Bandit in Klondike Hat Knocks Off 2 Chase Bank in Chinatown 

Posted January 16, 2017 at 5:12 am

For the second time since Christmas, a Chase Bank on the Bowery has been knocked off. Police are looking for a man in a “Klondike hat” as lead suspect in both robberies, the latest of which transpired on Thursday. The perp visited Chase Bank at 2 Bowery on Thursday at around 1:51pm, and slipped a […]

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Apparently the Junkies and Bowery Bums are Annoying Patrons at Whole Foods

Posted January 16, 2017 at 5:00 am

For years, the second floor of the Bowery Whole Foods has been a veritable hangout for all walks of life, from the upper crust to the homeless and downtrodden. Specifically the area around the corner from the artisanal cafe counters – on the Chrystie Street front – which houses a gaggle of tables and chairs. […]

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Antibes Bistro is Donezo, Seized by Marshals After 8 Years on Suffolk Street

Posted January 13, 2017 at 5:11 am

It’s the end of the road for local favorite Antibes Bistro on Suffolk Street. The City Marshal seized the French, two-store restaurant last month. Its notice is pasted to the front door inside the vestibule. This caps a tumultuous end-of-year for the joint. Back in October, Antibes shuttered randomly several times without warning to patrons […]

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Local Groups Blast de Blasio for Being ‘Pleased’ with Jared Kushner’s Appointment to Senior White House Adviser

Last modified January 13, 2017 at 7:03 am

Mayor de Blasio is quite happy (nay, “pleased”) at the appointment of local slumlord Jared Kushner to Senior White House Adviser in father-in-law Trump’s administration. Despite Hizzoner’s opposition to the Donald. Perhaps you saw the story, and quotes, published in Politico the other day. “About the person of Jared Kushner — I respect him a […]

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Watch Police Crack Down on Food Carts, Circa 1903 [VIDEO]

Last modified January 12, 2017 at 12:24 pm

Policing food carts on the city streets is certainly nothing new. It’s likely a contributing factor to why some of your favorite meal-on-wheels oftentimes hit up different neighborhoods. But, again, it’s been happening for over a hundred years. Just check out this awesome video clip, a public domain black-and-white called “Move On” dating back to […]

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