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.

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International Center of Photography Launches at Essex Crossing Next Week

Posted January 17, 2020 at 5:05 am

For the International Center of Photography, four years of transition come to an end next week, as the institution plans its inauguration at Essex Crossing. The 40,000 square-foot museum and school, reunited for the first time since the midtown move, will debut on January 25 with a free “Opening Community Day.” Visitors on day one […]

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Michelin-Star Chef Bringing Omakase to Former Black Tap on Ludlow Street

Posted January 17, 2020 at 5:00 am

From shakes to sushi. After the epic bomb that was Black Tap, 177 Ludlow Street is now taking a more upscale tack. Omakase, which is Japanese dining for the ultra-luxe set. Real Estate Weekly has the scoop, reporting that a new mystery tenant, who currently owns and operates eight restaurants in New York and Tokyo, […]

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Beastie Boys and Spike Jonze Announce New Documentary for Apple+

Posted January 16, 2020 at 5:03 am

Apple yesterday announced that a new Beastie Boys documentary is coming to its Apple+ platform this spring. Right alongside the 26th anniversary of Ill Communication. Beastie Boys Story is just that – the history of the band as told by surviving members Mike D. and Adam “Ad Rock” Horovitz. It’s based on the bestselling Beastie Boys […]

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On Ludlow Street, ‘Burger People’ Picks up Where Mikey’s Left Off

Posted January 16, 2020 at 5:00 am

For those who missed Mikey’s Burger on Ludlow Street, the original owner is back with more of the same. Burger People opened shop at 134 Ludlow earlier this week. The room itself has been lightly updated with a new luncheonette feel. The menu has everything you would expect – burgers, franks, fries, and milkshakes. Owner […]

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‘Fancy Pharmacy’ is Moving from Essex Street After Decades on the Block

Posted January 15, 2020 at 5:00 am

A Lower East Side retail anchor is unmoored from its longtime location at the northwest corner of Essex and Rivington Streets. Fancy Pharmacy (and its unique store signage) is not long for this spot. A sandwich board outside the store indicates that the drugstore is relocating, though not too far away. Its new location is […]

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‘Winky Lux’ Makeup Flagship Relocates North to Hell Square

Posted January 14, 2020 at 5:09 am

The Louis Vuitton stunt in Hell Square is history. Now, the corner store at Ludlow and Rivington Streets is continuing the trend of fashion at this address. From shoes to makeup. Indeed, Winky Lux retail operations are jumping north from its current offices down by Grand Street. The new shop opened at 100 Rivington a […]

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First Look at Uncle Boons Offshoot ‘Thai Diner’ on Kenmare

Last modified January 14, 2020 at 7:41 am

Critics’ downtown favorite Uncle Boons is on the precipice of expansion. Southbound and down. Its Thai Diner offshoot is almost ready to go at 186 Mott Street. Word on the street is any day now. Initial target opening had been October 2019. Now, it’s anyone’s guess. Meanwhile, storefront itself – previously home to short-lived The […]

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HSBC Bank is Headed to the Corner Delancey and Ludlow Streets

Posted January 13, 2020 at 5:00 am

Here is the real reason why the Claw Money boutique is no longer at Delancey and Ludlow Streets. Blame the bank. Traser signage in the window of 101 Delancey indicates that HSBC is opening a new branch here at the southeast corner. Further homogenizing this stretch of the Lower East Side. Indeed, by last count […]

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‘Station to Station’ David Bowie Tribute Appears at Broadway-Lafayette Subway Stop

Last modified January 10, 2020 at 9:49 am

It was four years ago today that we lost David Bowie. The pop-star chameleon passed away in 2016 after a secret eighteen-month bout with liver cancer. He died just two days after turning 69, and delivering a swan-song record called Blackstar. Now, the subway station one block from his old residence sports a streetside tribute. Someone […]

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When a Subway Fare Beater Jumps the Turnstile During a Press Conference for OMNY [VIDEO]

Posted January 9, 2020 at 5:07 am

The MTA on Tuesday held a press conference in the subway about the rollout of the OMNY payment system. During the announcement, in which new station rollout and the “5 million taps” milestone were noted, a straphanger apparently jumped the turnstile. Or, rather, sidled through. As this news footage from ABC attests, a man is […]

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