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

Convincing Kids to Stop Graffiti Writing in 1982 [VIDEO]

Posted March 19, 2019 at 5:05 am

“Graffiti doesn’t make your life better, it just makes your neighborhood look worse.” Those words come courtesy of then-Knicks player Mike Newlin as part of a 1982 public service announcement against graffiti. A gaggle of local celebrities like Joe Frazier and Celia Cruz were spokespeople for the anti-graffiti campaign – launched by the Koch administration […]

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1840s Townhouse on Rivington Street Gets Rear Yard Expansion

Posted March 19, 2019 at 5:00 am

The last remnant of the Roumanian-American Synagogue on Rivington Street is undergoing an expansion. Department of Buildings finally issued permits last month to the owner of 95 Rivington Street – Lorenzo Giuffredi, per public records – for a rear-yard addition. The official green light arrives over five years after initial filing. Work on the extension […]

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Here’s the Full List of Vendors for the New Essex Street Market, Debuting in a Few Weeks

Posted March 18, 2019 at 5:08 am

The Essex Street Market is on the precipice of ditching its 79-year-old home for fancy new digs at Essex Crossing. All vendors currently in operation will cross Delancey for upgraded stalls, joining a gaggle of other newcomers. In fact, changes to the proverbial lineup have been myriad. The final roundup – there are forty total […]

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Noid Again: Domino’s Pizza Opens in Luxury Stanton Street Building

Posted March 18, 2019 at 5:04 am

Most often, luxury living tends to breed trendy or health-conscious establishments for retail partners. Not always, though. Over at the upscale 196 Stanton Street, the commercial units largely remained vacant ever since the complex debuted. Until now. They’ve resorted to chain pizza to fill the commercial void – Domino’s. This latest outpost – the second […]

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‘Mulberry Market’ Revises Opening Date in Little Italy to Early April

Posted March 14, 2019 at 5:05 am

Mulberry Market did not open last month in Little Italy as previously disclosed. Worksite chatter indicates that the launch date was instead pushed back to “early April.” The new supermarket is apparently a “family business” that is years in the making. It replaces the decades-old MET Food, which was unable to negotiate favorable lease terms […]

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First Look at the Horizon Group’s Conversion of Historic Rivington Street Library

Posted March 14, 2019 at 5:00 am

The historic Beaux Arts library building at 61 Rivington Street is amidst a luxury makeover. It’s the latest Lower East Side project by the Horizon Group, which acquired the property last spring for $8.45 million. Their proposal for 61 Rivington Street (aka The Horizon at Rivington) is a twenty-foot extension atop the current four-story structure. […]

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Properties Adjacent to Bowery Savings Bank Hit the Market

Posted March 13, 2019 at 5:09 am

Not only is the Bowery Savings Bank landmark for sale, so are its adjacent neighbors on either side. Both 132 Bowery and 116 Elizabeth Street, which flank the historic building, were dropped on the open market last month. Avison Young is the brokerage of record. No price is floated. The latter property is an office […]

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Subway Spider-Man Seduces Straphangers [VIDEO]

Posted March 12, 2019 at 5:02 am

This amazing Spider-Man saved the subway not long ago, dancing in tights for noontime straphangers in the depths of the Delancey Street station. Music was pumping, the subway platform his stage. So beloved was the performance that the token collection bucket brimmed with cash. Meanwhile, Rickshaw Spidey was nowhere to be found.

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LA-Based Health Chain ‘Tender Greens’ Comes to NoHo

Posted March 12, 2019 at 5:00 am

More west coast vibes are coming soon to NoHo. Tender Greens, the fast-casual health spot with minority backing from Danny Meyer, is angling for the northwest corner of Bleecker and Lafayette Streets.  The business appears on the Community Board 2 docket this month for beer-wine license consideration. And with it, 59 Bleecker is fast becoming […]

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Mr. Lower East Side Pageant Celebrates 20 Years of Sweaty Debauchery

Posted March 11, 2019 at 5:03 am

Reverend Jen, the Troll Museum curator and self-proclaimed “Bob Barker of the Lower East Side,” is back home this month for the twentieth installation of the Mr. Lower East Side Pageant. It had spent the last couple years in exile. Nevertheless, the always raunchy event promises to be a sweaty, beer-soaked, shitshow. “It’s that time […]

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