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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Carnage at Streit’s Matzo Factory (or, How Half a Block of Rivington Street is Demolished)

Posted March 30, 2017 at 9:30 am

Pause for a moment and inhale the sad state of Streit’s Matzo Factory. A backhoe currently sits on its rubbled remains. This is what it takes to take down history. The north side of Rivington Street between Suffolk and Clinton is amidst absolute change. Tenements that stood here for a hundred years are being demolished […]

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Chef’s Club Opening Fast-Casual ‘Counter’ Space Tomorrow with Eggslut Residency

Posted March 30, 2017 at 5:15 am

The Chefs Club – the revolving chefs restaurant in the base of the Puck Building – is one day from introducing its new high-end, fast-casual dining concept across the street. Chefs Club Counter debuts tomorrow and features a residency with LA-based Eggslut. This “Counter” extension is pitched as a more “approachable” version of the original, where […]

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‘Kind Regards’ Launches in Cake Shop’s Old Spot this Weekend

Posted March 30, 2017 at 5:00 am

Cake Shop’s former owners are sending Kind Regards to Ludlow Street. After three months behind Fort Knox-like lock and key, the eleven-year-old music venue has been succeeded. Transformed into Kind Regards, an endeavor with no link to the past; a bi-level cocktail bar and lounge. Makes sense. When Cake Shop went bust in late-December, owner-brothers Nick […]

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Serafina Ludlow Reopens After Brief DOH Closure

Posted March 29, 2017 at 9:52 am

Demise isn’t yet in the cards for Serafina Ludlow, it seems. On Monday afternoon, just a few days after the Department of Health shuttered the four-month-old satellite location, the gates were hoisted and restaurant reopened. Business as usual. The city stopped by twice last week, and leveled a bevy of violations against Serafina, resulting in […]

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Report: 28-Year-Old Man Found Dead in East Broadway Subway Station

Posted March 29, 2017 at 5:17 am

Sunday morning, a 28-year-old man was found dead inside the East Broadway subway station. Police, responding to the 911 call, arrived at 8:26am and found the deceased unconscious, and sitting on the ground. The man was pronounced dead at the scene, but cause of death was not yet determined, police said. The 7th Precinct continues […]

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Public Hotel Doubles Down with ‘Lite Brite’ Style Spelling on Chrystie Street

Posted March 29, 2017 at 5:12 am

If the gargantuan Public Hotel on Chrystie Street were a Lite-Brite, its top floors would be the canvas, the string of lights its pegs. Two weeks after spelling itself on the north face of the building, workers completed a similar feat for the southern exposure. Whereas the former is sideways, the latter is right-side-up. It’s […]

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Seward Park Co-op Pushes $46.5M Air Rights Sale for Two Large Condo Towers on East Broadway

Posted March 29, 2017 at 5:07 am

Get ready for more… The Seward Park Co-op might soon be accomplice to large-scale development in its backyard. Shareholders in the complex are one vote away from selling $46.5 million in air rights to developer Ascend Group for two large scale towers on East Broadway. Something big will happen here regardless of the final tally, […]

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The Newest Condo Building on East Houston Ascends 3 Stories

Posted March 28, 2017 at 9:45 am

The upward progress of 287 East Houston is really heating up. Several months into construction activities, the forthcoming condo building has breached the plywood perimeter, and now sits at three stories. That’s roughly a quarter of its final height. Upon completion, the 120-foot-tall brick-and-steel replacement will boast twenty-eight apartments across 29,070 square-feet of floor area […]

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No Longer ‘Bite’ Sized, the 15 Year Old Lunch Counter Expands

Posted March 28, 2017 at 5:12 am

Three months ago, we broke the news that the Bite lunch stand on Lafayette Street was on the move. Next door. It finally transpired this week. Gone is the plywood shed from 333 Lafayette, home to Pinche Taqueria until 2015. The retail footprint had been under the knife the last couple months in anticipation of […]

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Centre-fuge Returns for its Latest Cycle of Murals on East 1st Street

Posted March 28, 2017 at 5:10 am

Spring is here, and with it, another update to the Centre-fuge trailer on East First Street. Cycle 22 is upon us, and a milestone it is. This is the fifth anniversary of the public art project, which began life in February 2012. Artwork on the front left to right: Hydeon, Sticky Monger, and Jenna Krypell. On […]

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