Lori Greenberg

Lori Greenberg

Lori Greenberg is a creative director, graphic designer and writer, who runs the Bergworks studio, along with her husband, David Bergman. Bergworks focuses on graphic design, green architecture, eco design and writing. A die-hard New Yorker, former teen punk rock musician, Queen of Kitsch, and a resident of the East Village and Lower East Side for over 30 years, Lori grew up in Queens, with ancestors in Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx. (She can proudly imitate the accents of four of the five boroughs.) While putting together a talk about the Lower East Side a few years ago, Lori found out that her grandparents met on her corner. Her writing has appeared in or on: W, WWD, IndiePlanet.com, Adios Barbie, East Village: A Guide, A Documentary, Soho: A Guide, A Documentary, among other places. Favorite topics include: fellow obsessive collectors, music, food, art, vintage fashion and NYC past, present and future.

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Posts by lori

Sampling the Lost Cuisine Found in ‘The German Jewish Cookbook’

Posted September 21, 2017 at 5:16 am

In our current food-obsessed culture – especially in places like New York City – it seems that we are global food citizens. We have easy access to an endless variety of restaurants and specialty food stores, which enable us to explore foods from all over the world. And we can easily watch a multitude of […]

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Exhuming the Classic Mudd Club, ‘Scene of the Crime’ in the Late ’70s

Posted September 18, 2017 at 9:55 am

In the canon of New York City nightlife, the Mudd Club might have made fewer headlines than, say, Studio 54 or CBGB, but it was one of the coolest places on earth. Opening its doors officially on Halloween in 1978 and closing in 1983, the loft-turned-nightclub was located in TriBeCa (before most people knew the […]

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Jeremiah Moss at his ‘Vanishing New York’ Book Signing and Reading [RECAP]

Posted July 31, 2017 at 9:38 am

We hear it often. Our city is losing its soul. In the hyper-gentrification that has sped up since the turn of the millennium, those of us who pre-date this era, frequently – and too often rightly – lament the closing of favorite local businesses, the loss of scale when high rises replace beloved older buildings, […]

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‘Who The F**ck Is That Guy’ Documentary Premieres in NYC and LA

Last modified July 19, 2017 at 10:39 am

At the CBGB Film Festival a little while ago (remember that?), we attended a talk and saw the raw cut of a documentary directed by Drew Stone, called Who the F**k Is That Guy: The Fabulous Journey of Michael Alago. Tracing the story of a Puerto Rican gay teen who grew up in Hasidic-heavy Borough Park, […]

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It’s a Punk Rock Spectacular with ‘ReAgitator,’ Screening Saturday at Anthology Film Archives

Last modified June 29, 2017 at 10:21 am

A mad scientist resurrects a beautiful aristocrat who rebels, joins a cult of the undead, and resurrects a giant monster to destroy the world. You know, just your typical rom-com zombie adventure horror parody. That’s barely scratching the surface when describing ReAgitator: Revenge of the Parody, the latest film by 20-year-old indie filmmaker Dylan Mars Greenberg. Making […]

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Traipsing Around Town with Ugo Rondinone’s ‘I ♥ John Giorno’

Posted June 23, 2017 at 5:11 am

Imagine having been part of the Beat Generation and Pop Art era. You could go to a phone booth (remember those?) and dial a poem; You could be filmed by Andy Warhol for hours – while sleeping; You might even be neighbors on the Bowery with William Burroughs. Or be a fly on the wall, […]

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The John Waters ‘Lost Merchandise’ You Always Wanted is at La MaMa Galleria [RECAP]

Posted May 31, 2017 at 9:23 am

Do you remember playing with your Female Trouble Christmas Morning playset, or pining after a set of Pink Flamingos sheets, when you were a kid? Or begging your folks to buy you some Divine breakfast cereal? We do. Maybe. And if you don’t, here’s your chance to rewrite the personal history you always wished you […]

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The Artist’s Palette as ‘Point of Origin’ at the Lodge Gallery

Posted November 9, 2016 at 5:18 am

Can a painter’s palette – the starting point for every work – be a glimpse into an artist’s mind? The Lodge Gallery’s latest show, “Point of Origin,” hopes to explore some of that question. Featuring work by over fifty artists from around the world, the exhibit focuses on the artist’s palette itself as the blank […]

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Bakerita Café Now Serving up Pastries in the East Village

Posted November 7, 2016 at 9:33 am

If you’ve been to Bakeri in Williamsburg or Greenpoint, you now have a local outpost. Bakerita, their East Village spinoff, recently opened on East 6th Street. Known for its homemade breads and pastries, they are also serving Counter Culture coffee. We spoke with Manager Catherine Stack, who has been with Bakeri since its beginning in 2009. […]

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Revisiting the ‘Rebel Cultures’ Photographed by Janette Beckman [RECAP]

Posted September 23, 2016 at 5:06 am

Our regular readers know that we love to cover the early punk, new wave and hip hop music scenes in New York City. Most people who were around during the early days, were also obsessed with the bands coming out of the UK. This reporter remembers going to East Village record stores (remember when there […]

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