Elie

Elie (eh-lee) 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.

Posts by Elie

16-Year-Old Fatally Shot in the Face on Delancey Street Last Night

Posted October 16, 2021 at 5:04 am

A 16-year-old boy was shot and killed on Delancey Street last night, near the on-ramp to the Williamsburg Bridge, cops said. The teenager was shot in the face near the corner of Suffolk at about 8:30pm. Right at the foot of Essex Crossing. First responders rushed the boy, who was unconscious, to Bellevue Hospital for […]

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CBGB Shut Down 15 Years Ago on the Bowery

Posted October 15, 2021 at 5:00 am

Fifteen years ago. This was the night – arguably – that the last breath of punk exhaled on the Bowery. When CBGB concluded its residence at 315 Bowery. And the block could not look any different today. The former venue became, and remains, the upscale John Varvatos boutique; while its old CB’s Gallery space is […]

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MOSCOT Launches New Chromeo Collaboration with in-Store Performance

Posted October 14, 2021 at 5:05 am

MOSCOT recently launched a new collaboration with popular electro-funk duo Chromeo. To celebrate, the eyewear company is hosting a live performance of the group at its Orchard Street flagship tonight. According to the press release, the new “luxurious capsule collection” features two limited edition frame styles co-designed by David “Dave 1” Macklovitch and Patrick “P-Thugg” […]

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Charlie Bird Vet Eyes Division Street for ‘Parcelle Wine’ Spinoff

Last modified October 14, 2021 at 5:32 pm

A veteran of Charlie Bird is spinning off the popular Hell’s Kitchen wine shop into a dedicated bar on the Lower East Side. Down on Division Street in the orbit of Forgtmenot, Dimes, and Kiki’s. Three-year-old Parcelle Wine, situated inside the Henry Hall apartment building near the Lincoln Tunnel, has plans for 135 Division. Specifically, to […]

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New York Rangers Pop-up Honors Hockey Great Rod Gilbert with LES Pop-Up

Posted October 13, 2021 at 5:06 am

The New York Rangers are headed to the Lower East Side to honor one of its legendary fallen players, Rod Gilbert. With support from the Hockey Hall of Fame, the Blueshirts are hosting a pop-up tribute to the forward at 2 Rivington Street. “As we drop everything for Hockey Week, we also want to lift […]

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New Investment Firm Buys 2 Buildings Along East Houston for $13M

Posted October 13, 2021 at 5:00 am

Milano’s Bar and Mercury Lounge now have something in common (other than first initial) – a new landlord. Nascent real estate investment firm, MOVCAP, this month scooped up 51 East Houston and 217 East Houston. Price tag for both mixed-use tenements was $13.2 million. The seller is listed as TDJ Holdings. 51 East Houston Street […]

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Local Cheesemonger Anne Saxelby Dies at 40

Posted October 12, 2021 at 5:07 am

Local cheesemonger, Anne Saxelby, who peddled artisanal cheeses around downtown for more than a decade, died this past Saturday. She was 40. According to the New York Times, Saxelby struggled with a heart condition. Lower East Siders may recognize Saxelby from her tenure inside the original Essex Street Market. The eponymous cheese stall, located near […]

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ABC No Rio to Break Ground on Passive House Next Spring

Posted October 12, 2021 at 5:01 am

More than four years after punk icon ABC No Rio fell, there is finally a meaningful update about its future redevelopment. Conceived in 1980 in a squat at 156 Rivington Street, ABC No Rio, an acronym of “Abogado Con Notario,” became a hub at the intersection of art and music. However, time was not kind […]

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Taste of Turkey Returns to Orchard and East Houston with ‘Ankara’

Posted October 11, 2021 at 5:02 am

Echoes of Bereket abound as a new Turkish eatery is poised to open on the opposite corner of the once-beloved icon at Orchard and East Houston Streets. The aptly named Ankara Turkish Restaurant last month signed a ten-year lease for the 3,000 square-foot store at 181 East Houston in what was once half of American […]

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Pencils Down: Famed LES Purveyor of Graphite Bows out Next Weekend

Posted October 11, 2021 at 5:01 am

The quirky Lower East Side pencil shop, CW Pencil Enterprise, has reached the end of the line. The so-called “purveyor of superior graphite,” which spent the last seven years pushing pencils of all persuasions, first on Forsyth then Orchard, is down for the count. Yet planning a final farewell for this weekend. Ownership announced the […]

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