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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‘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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Making History at Night with Photographer David Godlis [RECAP]

Last modified September 21, 2016 at 5:15 pm

Growing up in NYC in the 1970s, the images of the music scene inside, outside, and around CBGBs, are permanently imprinted on this reporter’s mind. But for those of you who weren’t there (or for the many of you who were, and maybe due to some illegal substances, really don’t remember much of it), be […]

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In Celebration of 30 Years of the ‘East Village Eye’ [PHOTOS]

Posted September 19, 2016 at 10:14 am

A 30th anniversary calls for a celebration, which was exactly what the East Village Eye did on Friday night. It started with an exhibit of artwork, images and pages from the “Eye,” held at the Howl! Happening Gallery, and it was, well, pretty happening indeed. The crowd, with many familiar faces from back in the day, […]

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Celebrating Nearly 30 Years of ‘The East Village Eye’ with the Howl! Happening Gallery

Posted September 16, 2016 at 9:32 am

If you were a denizen of the downtown scene in the ’80s, you probably couldn’t wait to get your hands on the latest issue of the East Village Eye. Or maybe you came here because of what it vividly described. Published from May 1979 to January 1987, the monthly magazine featured extensive coverage of pop […]

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