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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Jones Diner in 1977, Photo: Art Flux

Former Jones Diner Site on Lafayette Could Fetch $35M

Posted January 29, 2015 at 5:10 am

May the Jones Diner rest in peace. Known for its intrusive advertecture in recent years, the vacant lot is now on the open market. The 5,500 square-foot sliver of land at the corner of Lafayette and Great Jones Street (aka 363 Lafayette) is the latest “development site” in an area too rich for its britches. […]

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New Hot Pot Joint Angling for the Marly Building Supply Spot on Delancey

Posted January 29, 2015 at 5:00 am

Damn, that was quick. A month after Marly Building Supply dismantled its Delancey facility and vacated the Lower East Side, a noob is ready to take the torch. It should come as no surprise that it’s an eatery seeking a full liquor license. According to application materials submitted to Community Board 3, an establishment called […]

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An Update on the ‘Seth Cohen Project’ and How You Can Help This Seth Cohen Find Them All

Posted January 28, 2015 at 10:11 am

Since we first happened upon a flyer in the East Houston median last November, one city denizen named Seth Cohen has been catapulted to international fame. You see, this guy is on a hunt to find every possible Seth Cohen around the globe, the ambitious mission of his nascent “Seth Cohen Project.” So far, the endeavor […]

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A Glimpse of the Amato Opera House on the Bowery, Circa 1995 [VIDEO]

Posted January 28, 2015 at 9:20 am

A few days after unearthing his footage of Ludlow Street in 1995, Corey Shaff shares the following clip centered on the now-defunct Amato Opera House at 319 Bowery. Where the stage was allegedly smaller than the men’s room at the Met. It was initially produced for PBS that same year, but the public broadcasting channel decided the […]

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Disgraced Sheldon Silver to be Replaced as Assembly Speaker on Monday

Posted January 28, 2015 at 5:20 am

Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Disgraced Assembly Speaker (and Grand Street stalwart) Sheldon Silver, currently facing criminal charges for accepting millions in bribes and kickbacks, is on the hot seat yet refuses to resign his political post. Nevertheless, according to the New York Times, Rochester-area assemblyman Joseph D. Morelle will take the reins as […]

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Subway to Debut Sixth 10002 Outpost on Clinton Street Next Week

Last modified January 28, 2015 at 11:07 am

The sixth Subway franchise within the confines of 10002 (not a typo) mere days from reality. Storefront signage was installed last week at 200 Clinton Street (corner of East Broadway), and teases the promise of breakfast all day (don’t forget, plastic bread). Word on the street is that it’ll open shop sometime next week. Just in […]

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The Essex Street Snowman Makes its First Appearance of 2015

Posted January 28, 2015 at 5:13 am

The Essex Street Snowman made his grand return to the Lower East Side yesterday. Once again, employees of the Chinese bodega at the corner of Canal spent much of yesterday afternoon gathering and amassing the gargantuan creature (and spraying water to freeze it in place). By evening, he was ready, at an approximate height of […]

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Report: International Center of Photography to Pay $23M for 250 Bowery Digs

Posted January 28, 2015 at 5:00 am

Earlier this month we exclusively broke word that the International Center of Photography had chosen the ground level of 250 Bowery for its new home. For the last two decades (half its lifespan), the institution operated rent-free at the corner of 43rd and Sixth Avenue. News broke earlier this fall that a move to the […]

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LES Storm Crime Notes: Man Shot 4 Times in the Back on Rivington Street, Cops Shoot Knife-Wielding Suspect in Vladecks

Posted January 27, 2015 at 10:39 am

While the city was forced to close yesterday due to an over-hyped “blizzard” situation, crime found a way. Two separate incidents transpired mere hours apart that had the 7th Precinct pretty busy. At around 7pm last night, a 22-year-old man was approached from behind and shot four times in the back outside 203 Rivington Street. […]

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Fat Albert is Outside Fat Baby Skewering Bill Cosby

Posted January 27, 2015 at 8:26 am

Rivington Street is now lampooning disgraced comedian Bill Cosby. It’s classic. In response to the numerous allegations of rape and sexual assault, one street artist invoked Fat Albert in a wheat-paste placement outside Fat Baby (coincidence?). The pithy paster employs Albert’s token saying, alongside the note, “Hey, hey, hey … Bill just admit it.” The […]

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