Elie

Elie

Elie (eh-lee) is a proud resident of the Lower East Side, with strong family roots in the neighborhood. He 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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New 50-Foot ‘STIK’ Figure Appears on Allen Street

Posted June 22, 2017 at 6:36 am

With the COST and Dain collaboration no longer in play at Allen and Delancey Streets, another revered street artist is at bat. UK-based STIK has been on the block since Tuesday to impart a token stick figure to the west-facing exterior of 55 Delancey. The mural was apparently commissioned by Fat Free Art Gallery (not The […]

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Rivington House Co-Owner Picks up Pair of Ludlow Tenements for $15.5M

Posted June 22, 2017 at 5:11 am

Last week, we learned that the corner tenement at 101 Stanton Street (at Ludlow) changed hands for $12.9 million. It was sold by Arwen Properties/Luthien Group to a small consortium of real estate firms. Now, it appears the company simultaneously cashed out the two adjacent properties on Ludlow Street, too. While prior rumors of sale proved […]

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Coleman Skatepark Gets Quick Tune-Up Just in Time for ‘Go Skateboarding Day’

Posted June 21, 2017 at 5:15 am

Today is the thirteenth “Go Skateboarding Day,” an international skate event held annually to both celebrate and promote the sport. At home on the local level, meanwhile, the one and only Lower East Side skatepark got some love. Nike SB recently invested some cash to upgrade elements of the Coleman Playground (aka the “Coleman Oval”) beneath […]

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8-Story Condo at 210 Bowery is Fully Revealed

Posted June 21, 2017 at 5:11 am

There it is. An unencumbered 210 Bowery, almost ready for tenants. Workers dismantled scaffolding and other construction materials from the facade of this eight-story dark horse a couple weeks ago. Official completion is probably any day now. This latest milestone marks more than two years since the demolition and redevelopment began. Indeed, the former 1930s-era […]

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Bond Street Townhouse, Home of Scrap Metal Shop, Hits the Market for $13M

Posted June 21, 2017 at 5:06 am

It’s an oasis of refuse on a block scraped clean and sanitized with upper-crust wealth. A cluttered workspace that resembles something out of high school shop class. But for how much longer? D&D Salvage – a scrap metal dealership – has heretofore survived the transformation of Bond Street into a glitzy pathway dominated by multimillion-dollar condo […]

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12-Story Luxury Condos to Rise at Soon-to-be-Demolished 40 Bleecker Street

Last modified June 20, 2017 at 11:06 am

With the addition of yet another luxury condoplex, NoHo is becoming too upper crust for its own good. Next to fall is 40 Bleecker Street, which will be resurrected as twelve stories of residential living. Preparations for demolition of the brick buildings at 40 Bleecker began earlier this month with the installation of token scaffolding […]

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‘Oddfellows’ Readies New Ice Cream Shop Beside the Chefs Club Counter on Lafayette Street

Last modified June 20, 2017 at 9:32 am

The division is quite clear, both in exterior color scheme and interior layout. Makes sense, though, as the new Chefs Club Counter spinoff will soon welcome a dessert option into the fold. Word on the street is that Oddfellows is opening a new ice creamery here. Workers were recently spotted readying the adjacent space, painting […]

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City Approves 8-Story Essex Crossing Senior Building at Site 8

Posted June 20, 2017 at 5:00 am

Demolition of another original Essex Street Market building is imminent. The city approved razing the 77-year-old building at 140 Essex Street (aka Site 8) in March. As of last week, developer Beyer Blinder Belle can move forward with its current proposal, and with it, the commencement of Essex Crossing Phase 2. The new development planned […]

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Trendy LA-Based ‘Cactus Store’ Now Selling out of Essex Street Greenhouse

Posted June 19, 2017 at 9:33 am

The seven-years-dormant lot at 5 Essex Street is now a temporary open-air Cactus market. The store launched last Thursday evening with an invite-only party, but opened to the public on Saturday during the torrential downpours. News of this retail endeavor – The Cactus Store – was shrouded in secrecy for weeks, until we first broke […]

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‘Allegro Coffee’ Launching Outpost in Former Whole Foods Bowery Beer Store

Posted June 19, 2017 at 5:13 am

A different type of brew will soon be served at the Whole Foods Bowery. Indeed, that corner coffee shop we told you about – the one replacing the beer store – is set to become another location of Allegro Coffee. Some of the window paper was removed from the glass last week to reveal the […]

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