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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There was a Slashing on Essex Street Yesterday Morning

Posted June 22, 2018 at 5:08 am

A Brooklyn man was slashed across the face early yesterday morning on Essex Street, police said. At roughly 3:00am Thursday, a 35-year-old male victim was struck with a sharp object outside 153 Essex Street (Two Bit’s Retro Arcade and the former Legacy Deli), causing a laceration and bleeding to the left side of his face. He […]

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‘Dripped Coffee’ Joins Hell Square Cafe Roster

Posted June 22, 2018 at 5:00 am

Over on Allen Street, it’s manicures to mochas. Another coffee shop for Hell Square is in the offing. A minuscule affair called Dripped Coffee is on its way to 150 Allen Street. Not much is known yet about this SEO-unfriendly business. This particular shop previously played host to a nail salon, which closed down some […]

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Randall’s Barbecue Adds Signage on Grand Street Ahead of July Opening

Posted June 21, 2018 at 5:07 am

Randall’s Barbecue is nearing the finish line on Grand Street, bringing traif to the onetime Kosher pizzeria. Contractors last week installed the new brown awning, signaling the end of another commercial vacancy in this low-rise stretch. As previously reported, proprietor Jared Male, a pit-master veteran of both Hill Country and Dinosaur BBQ in Harlem, plans to […]

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‘Brooklyn Industries’ Ditches SoHo After 14 Years

Posted June 21, 2018 at 5:05 am

Brooklyn Industries departed Lafayette Street within the last couple weeks. The exterior flag is gone, and the store is vacant with token butcher paper taped to the windows. The Brooklyn-based mini-chain was born in the late Nineties, and eventually opened the flagship in 2001. The second store at 290 Lafayette – Manhattan’s first – followed […]

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CitizenM Unveils its ‘Citizens of the Bowery’ in Lights

Posted June 21, 2018 at 5:04 am

CitizenM officially launched its “Citizens of the Bowery” project on Tuesday night with the illumination of their photo-stocked windows. As previously reported, artist Christelle de Castro transformed sixty-two of the hotel’s windows by inserting portraits of members from the community, including residents, workers, and small business owners. By nightfall, the twenty-story, out-of-context development resembles old […]

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Former Home of TeaNY to Become ‘The Good Kind’ Danish Cafe

Posted June 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

It appears the former home of Moby’s TeaNY on Rivington Street has finally nailed down a permanent tenant. Another cafe type. The Good Kind inked a ten-year lease on June 1 to take over the sub-grade commercial space at 90 Rivington. It’s a Danish-style cafe concept run by principal Anna Poulsen, and will serve Brownsville […]

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‘Noodlelove’ will Open a Fast-Casual Spot in the Old L’asso Space

Posted June 20, 2018 at 5:09 am

More noodles for Nolita, as the northeast corner of Kenmare and Mott Streets gets reactivated. Something called Noodlelove recently signed a lease for 192 Mott Street, and will soon impart a fast-casual restaurant built around “Asian noodle dishes with smartly sourced ingredients.” Opening date is likely toward the end of the summer or early fall. […]

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Cops Release Photo of Suspect in Connection with Armed Robbery on Ridge Street

Posted June 20, 2018 at 5:03 am

The 7th Precinct last night release a photo of the suspected wanted in connection with an armed robbery on Ridge Street last Thursday. As previously reported, the victim was reportedly sitting in his car outside 155 Ridge Street (at East Houston) when the perp sidled up to the vehicle and pointed a gun. He demanded […]

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With ‘Water World Amusements,’ Essex Street Gains Another Arcade

Posted June 20, 2018 at 5:02 am

Gather your spare change, the most unlikely contender for Essex Street commercial retail is now plugged in and turned on. Water World Amusements, a new arcade, just opened at 35 Essex Street (near Hester). It’s the second such game room within five blocks. However, unlike the five-year-old Two-Bits Retro Arcade up the bend, this game […]

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‘Mom & Pop’ Art Installation Underway in Seward Park

Posted June 19, 2018 at 5:03 am

Husband-wife chroniclers of New York City storefronts, James & Karla Murray, have begun construction on the new outdoor exhibit for Seward Park that pays homage to disappearing mom-and-pop shops. “Mom-and-Pops of the L.E.S.” is a bittersweet large-scale public art installation that consists of an 8-foot-high-by-12-foot-wide-by-8-foot-deep rectangular wood-frame. The sculpture includes four nearly-life-size photographs of family-owned […]

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