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

DOT Announces More ‘Asphalt Art’ for Chinatown Seasonal Streets

Posted May 22, 2019 at 5:08 am

For the second year running, Doyers Street is the recipient of the alliterative Asphalt Art. The Department of Transportation’s Temporary Art Program (DOT Art) is again joining forces with the Chinatown Partnership to paint the former “Bloody Angle.” Hangzhou artist Chen Dongfan was the first to paint the area last July, imparting a 4,851 square-foot mural […]

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Cactus Store Returns Saturday for Third Season on Essex Street

Posted May 22, 2019 at 5:06 am

Unless (or until) development takes hold at 5 Essex Street, the annual cactus retail setup will continue. For the third year running, the Los Angeles-based Cactus Store is set to return this season. Ownership confirmed the plans, and relayed an opening date of this Saturday (May 25). All the infrastructure is still in place, including […]

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CC’s Cafe Space on Monroe Street Hits the Market

Posted May 21, 2019 at 5:03 am

CC’s Cafe on Monroe Street might not last. Rumors of its demise – aka the owner wanting to surrender – have appeared over the last couple years. But now it appears more likely. This retail listing on Craigslist for the 700 square-foot restaurant space went live several days ago. Asking rent is $6,500 per month. According […]

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Cops Tase Shooting Suspect who Pointed Loaded Gun at Officer on Columbia Street

Posted May 20, 2019 at 5:03 am

Police tased a man suspected in an uptown shooting early Saturday morning on Columbia Street after he pointed a loaded firearm at an officer. 7th Precinct Police Officers Joseph Stokes and Daniel Amaral were reportedly driving along Columbia Street near Rivington Street at around 6am when they spotted a 2013 white Dodge Challenger that matched […]

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‘Sunshine Cinema’ Gets its Demolition Death Shroud

Posted May 20, 2019 at 5:02 am

Hope you got your final photos for posterity, as the facade of the Sunshine Cinema is forever lost. Demolition death shroud – consisting of scaffolding and netting – is now firmly in place, effectively obstructing progress of the takedown within. Owner-developers East End Capital and K Property Group, who together purchased the Lower East Side […]

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‘The First Time I Saw The Ramones’ at the 72 Gallery on Orchard Street

Posted May 17, 2019 at 5:03 am

Photographer Tom Hearn spent the night of July 22, 1976 at the Acadia Ballroom in New Haven, Connecticut. Attending at the behest of friend Legs McNeil, co-founder of Punk Magazine, that was the first time he saw the Ramones play live. And he captured it on film for posterity. Now, those images are on display […]

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MTA Capitulates, Restores Critical Bus Stops to M14 SBS Proposal

Posted May 16, 2019 at 5:00 am

Winner, winner, chicken dinner… Two months after the MTA surprised the community by axing numerous local stops on the M14 (A/D) bus line as part of its conversion to express SBS, the city has capitulated. The announcement of reversal came Tuesday night at the Transportation subcommittee of Community Board 3, during a presentation by MTA […]

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Davidovich Bakery Opens in the Lobby of Blue Moon Hotel on Orchard Street

Posted May 15, 2019 at 5:05 am

The Blue Moon Hotel on Orchard Street continues to refine its public-facing lobby operation. Three years ago, the 22-room boutique lodge installed a cafe and juice bar, offering goods from area businesses. That endeavor lasted until a couple months ago, when the operation went dark. Not anymore. The proverbial lights are back on, and now […]

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On Broome Street, RPM Becomes the ‘Emma Peel Room’

Posted May 15, 2019 at 5:00 am

Within the last week or so, six-year-old RPM Bar on Broome Street underwent an identity change. The corner bar is now called the Emma Peel Room. The changes appear cosmetic only, as we’re told that ownership remains intact. That much is also confirmed by public records at the State Liquor Authority showing Matthew Kelly as […]

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‘New Life’ Building on Clinton Street Sold for $8.7M, Luxury Development up Next

Posted May 14, 2019 at 5:03 am

Not surprisingly, the nonprofit New Life of New York City did sell its building on Clinton Street for a princely sum before relocating to Alphabet City. And more luxury is on the way. The three-story, 4,340-square-foot property and vacant lot at 66 Clinton were together scooped up by Vault Development and TLM Equities. Demolition is […]

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