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

That Garbage Fire Burning on Orchard Street [VIDEO]

Posted July 15, 2019 at 8:01 am

Nothing to see here. Just a casual daytime garbage fire burning on a hot summer afternoon outside the Irving Farm coffee shop on Orchard Street. Boogie reader Alaric DeArment snapped a short video clip of the blaze, which shows the nonchalant attitude of those passing the vicinity. (Perhaps this is a statement on goods made in the […]

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‘Inokim’ Rolls into LES with Delancey Street Scooter Store

Posted July 15, 2019 at 5:05 am

The recently upscaled retail strip at the base of the Williamsburg Bridge just welcomed its newest tenant. Electric scooter company Inokim planted two wheels in the space formerly occupied by Cricket Wireless. Under the moniker of “urban freedom,” the store at 164 Delancey Street is essentially a showroom pimping the various scooter models. It’s the […]

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Trashed Pizza Plates Repurposed for Supersize Scrabble Game on Orchard Street

Last modified July 13, 2019 at 8:55 am

From hardscrabble to scrabble, Orchard Street has now seen it all. Beginning tomorrow morning – when traffic is blocked for the pedestrian mall – Artist Adrian Wilson will chalk an enormous scrabble board on the asphalt between Pizza Beach and Hair of the Dog. The supersize replica is accurate down to the last Triple Word […]

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Kottu House Folds After 4 Years on Broome Street

Posted July 12, 2019 at 5:04 am

Kottu House recently departed Broome Street. Gone after more than four years in business. The minuscule Sri Lankan eatery – which stood near the corner of Orchard Street – had been peddled for rent over the last couple months. Even while the eatery was still in business. No more. A restaurant receipt taped to the […]

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Here is a Look Inside the Green Louis Vuitton Store on Ludlow Street

Posted July 12, 2019 at 5:03 am

The well-heeled set were out in full force last night, preparing and partying for the arrival of Louis Vuitton on the Lower East Side. In Hell Square, no less. The entire northeast corner of Ludlow and Rivington Streets is daubed in neon green paint. From the facade to the garbage bags out front. Inside, the […]

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Locals Unhappy about Defacement of ‘27 Club’ Mural on Rivington Street

Posted July 11, 2019 at 5:09 am

The tagging of a popular mural on Rivington Street has angered some of the local populace, it appears. The so-called “27 Club” mural at the corner of Forsyth Street – painted last October by Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra – was recently defaced. Some graffiti crew tagged over the artwork with several white scrawls. However, a […]

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Hilltop Bicycles Announces First NYC Store at Essex Crossing

Posted July 11, 2019 at 5:00 am

First banks, now bikes. Such is the retail trajectory at The Goldin building in Essex Crossing (aka Site 6). In the same week that saw window teaser signage for Wells Fargo, Hilltop hoisted an announcement of its own at Clinton and Broome. It, too, is coming soon. Hilltop Bicycles is a New Jersey-based store that […]

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Dudley’s Closes Temporarily for Expansion onto Broome Street

Posted July 10, 2019 at 5:07 am

Dudley’s closed for business yesterday as it prepares for a major overhaul. The eight-year-old restaurant acquired the adjacent corner space on Broome Street and is expanding its overall footprint. Plans for this ambitious annex at 261 Broome first surfaced six months ago during Community Board 3 proceedings, and is only now progressing. The wall between […]

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Louis Vuitton Officially Announces Itself in Hell Square

Posted July 10, 2019 at 5:00 am

Never thought you’d see the day? Louis Vuitton is making a big splash in Hell Square, as first reported here last week. The luxury retailer has since painted the northeast corner of Ludlow and Rivington Streets a lime green hue ahead of its short-term residency this month. With the 6,000-square-foot store, Louis Vuitton joins a […]

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Essex Crossing Signs its First Bank (Wells Fargo)

Posted July 9, 2019 at 5:05 am

More development, more retail banks. Indeed, Wells Fargo is the first bank to plant a flag in the billion-dollar Essex Crossing development. Teaser signage in the windows advertises the forthcoming arrival at The Goldin senior living center (aka Site 6). The token bank branch is set to occupy the entire corner of Clinton and Broome […]

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