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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Report: 2 Bodies Uncovered in Wreckage of 2nd Avenue Explosion Site [UPDATED]

Last modified March 29, 2015 at 7:22 pm

Rescue workers operating in the Second Avenue explosion site uncovered two bodies in the wreckage this afternoon, according to a report in the New York Times and New York Post. Two people were missing (and feared dead) after a gas-related explosion detonated in the Sushi Park restaurant at 121 Second Avenue – Nicholas Figueroa, 23, and Moises Ismael […]

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Selfie Stick Makes Obnoxious Appearance at 2nd Avenue Explosion Site

Last modified March 28, 2015 at 11:08 am

This photo is sickening and appalling, but not too surprising. A bunch of girls taking a selfie outside the tragic blast site on 2nd Avenue. Two people are still reported missing and feared dead and dozens of residents are without homes, but at least this gaggle can share the memory on Instagram.

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‘Sopranos’ Star Drea de Matteo Lost Her Apartment in 2nd Avenue Explosion

Last modified March 27, 2015 at 1:40 pm

Until yesterday afternoon, Sopranos star Drea de Matteo owned a unit in the tenement at 123 Second Avenue. This address and two of its neighbors both collapsed into a pile of rubble due to the explosion in Sushi Park next door at 121 Second Avenue. It was a 7-alarm blaze. According to reports, de Matteo maintained […]

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Prelude to Hanksy’s ‘Best of the Worst’ on Delancey Street

Posted March 27, 2015 at 10:00 am

Hanksy and friends are almost finished transforming the spartan bank space at 104 Delancey into another funhouse for the “Best of the Worst” show. You wouldn’t even know that a Chase branch once operated in this spot. The whitebox nature of the space is redesigned, albeit temporarily. Promising to deliver a vibe akin to the […]

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Listen to Jeremiah Moss on WNYC Talking About #SaveNYC and Vanishing New York

Last modified March 27, 2015 at 9:42 am

The torrent of media coverage for the #SaveNYC campaign notched another huge get. Movement founder, and blogger extraordinaire Jeremiah Moss appeared on the “Brian Lehrer Show” yesterday. The candid, twenty-minute discussion was a great primer for the current commercial climate, and how the little guy is being forced from the Five Boroughs. It was also […]

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Douma Pizza and International Playground Vacate Belleagured Stanton Street Block

Posted March 27, 2015 at 5:10 am

Making ends meet near the junction of Stanton and the Bowery is pretty difficult. We’ve reported on this trend in the past. Now, within the last month, two of the block’s commercial anchors have vanished. And neighbors, at that. International Playground and Douma Pizza. International Playground shuttered at the end of February, and consolidated with its […]

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2nd Avenue Building Explosion Yesterday Sidelines Pomme Frites; B&H Dairy Remains Open [UPDATED]

Last modified March 27, 2015 at 10:30 am

Yesterday afternoon was a nightmare realized on Second Avenue in the East Village. As you probably heard, a gas-related explosion at roughly 3:30pm inside Sushi Park at 121 Second Avenue caused the building to collapse. The resultant 7-alarm blaze spread to the adjacent structures injuring 19 people. No fatalities reported as of this morning, but six […]

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Con Edison Issues Statement Regarding Building Explosion on 2nd Avenue Today

Last modified March 26, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Here is the statement from Con Edison regarding the devastating explosion on 2nd Avenue today. A dozen were injured, but thus far, no fatalities reported. Two buildings already collapsed though, 121-123 2nd Avenue. Apparently the public utility had been onsite conducting an inspection to “evaluate the work the building plumber was doing inside 121 2nd Avenue […]

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Breaking: Explosion on 2nd Avenue, Tenants Reported Trapped in Collapse [Updated]

Last modified March 26, 2015 at 5:27 pm

There are numerous reports that the mixed-use tenement at 121 2nd Avenue exploded shortly before 3:30pm. Flames quickly spread to the adjacent building at 123 2nd Avenue. Authorities say that the cause of the explosion is gas-related, and that there are tenants trapped in the collapsed wreckage. It’s being called a “7-alarm explosion.” Sushi Park […]

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‘Pizza Beach’ on its Way to the Former Derby Space on Orchard Street

Last modified March 26, 2015 at 2:55 pm

Ladies and gents, we might have a taker for Rob Shamlian’s embattled bar space at the corner of Orchard and Stanton Streets. The Derby (fka Tiny Fork) closed for good back in January, and advertised the business as for sale almost immediately. Looks like the controversial Martignetti brothers (Brinkley’s, East Pole) are grabbing the bait. According […]

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