Elie

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

Mile End Deli Pulls the Plug on Bond Street

Posted October 15, 2018 at 5:02 am

Mile End Deli on Bond Street is no more. The Brooklyn-based establishment ended service yesterday, concluding more than six years on the Lower East Side. The Jewish-Canadian deli is now down to one location – the Brooklyn original on Hoyt Street. A printout in the window explains how “it was a hard decision to close” […]

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Man Slashed Across the Face in Sara D. Roosevelt Park in ‘Random’ Attack

Posted October 15, 2018 at 5:00 am

The crime emanating from Sara D. Roosevelt Park these days appears to be worsening. Saturday afternoon at around 1:15pm, a 34-year-old man was slashed across the face near the Parks Department storehouse on Stanton Street. The victim allegedly did not know his attacker, who fled southbound on Chrystie thereafter. The authorities are reportedly calling it […]

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Revisiting the Rise of Brooks Brothers on the Lower East Side

Posted October 12, 2018 at 5:06 am

Brooks Brothers shuttered its Financial District store yesterday (October 11), a location the company held for the last 45 years. The landlord, Brookfield Properties, hopes to “overhaul the property.” “The store is closing due to the landlord’s plans for extensive renovations and changes to the building,” Brooks Brothers VP global public relations told Patch. “We […]

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JR Pastes New Mural at Elizabeth Street Garden

Last modified October 12, 2018 at 6:03 pm

As part of the continuing effort to save the Elizabeth Street Garden, advocates invited renowned street artist JR to add a creative touch. The French artist pasted the piece yesterday afternoon as a means to call attention to the struggle by locals to keep the green space in Little Italy. JR has been all over […]

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$76M Manhattan Bridge Rehab Planned this Fall (its 15th Overall)

Posted October 11, 2018 at 5:00 am

The Manhattan Bridge is about to undergo yet another rehabilitation project. Last week, the city’s Department of Transportation awarded the $75.9 million contract to Skanska, which will perform structural restoration of the 109-year-old East River crossing. As reported one year ago, this latest round of action is part of ongoing rehabilitation efforts that began way […]

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Parks Department Soliciting Input to Repurpose Abandoned Baruch Bathhouse

Posted October 10, 2018 at 5:10 am

For 43 years, the building sat dormant. Now, the second coming of the long-vacant Baruch Bathhouse is in its early stages. But first, more brainstorming and red tape. The city’s Parks Department returns to Community Board 3 tonight to further discuss the Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI), as well as timeline for the ultimate […]

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Due to Water Main Work, Rivington Street Block Loses its Trees

Posted October 10, 2018 at 5:04 am

As part of the three-years-running water main infrastructure project around the Lower East Side, the city recently set up shop at the corner of Bowery and Rivington Street. The job is for “water main replacements and distribution of water main extensions.” However, their presence here cost a large swath of roadway and the loss of […]

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Dumbo’s ‘Matchaful’ Expands to SoHo with Chefs Counter Presence

Posted October 9, 2018 at 5:03 am

Several years ago, we remarked how the midsection of Lafayette Street had become a so-called “Latte Lane,” given the number of coffee shops along the corridor. Now it seems like tea is gaining ground. That of the Matcha variety. Cha Cha Matcha near the corner of East Houston now has company just a few blocks south. […]

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Someone is Printing out Missed Connections and Posting Them on the Street

Posted October 8, 2018 at 5:04 am

The Craigslist Missed Connections sub-category, an endless form of entertainment, is now the subject of an apparent street campaign. Someone is printing out the online posts and distributing flyers of same. The links included at the bottom of each of the handbills forwards to the relevant Craigslist post. Most have since expired. Or this is […]

Massive ‘27 Club’ Mural Painted on Rivington Street Wall

Last modified October 8, 2018 at 11:36 am

There is now a massive mural illustrating the fallen musicians in the so-called “27 Club.” Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra spent the better part of the last week painting five detailed faces at the corner of Rivington and Forsyth Streets – Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain, Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, and Amy Winehouse. These musicians belong to […]

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