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.

Posts by Elie

Meenakshi Srinivasan Resigns as LPC Chair Following Controversial Proposal

Last modified April 20, 2018 at 7:11 am

Meenakshi Srinivasan, chair of the Landmarks Preservation Commission, officially resigned yesterday after four years on the job. The Times-Ledger out of Queens broke the news, and the LPC has already confirmed her resignation. This sudden departure of the top landmarks official follows weeks of opposition to a proposal that would effectively remove public input from […]

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Diplo is Performing the Finish Line After Nike’s 5K through the LES on Sunday

Posted April 20, 2018 at 5:07 am

When thousands of marathon runners stream over the Manhattan Bridge to Pier 36 on Sunday evening, they will be treated to a live show by EDM fixture Diplo. As previously reported, Nike is hosting an Earth Day race – dubbed Nike GO NYC 5K – that runs through the Lower East Side. It’s the second […]

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Streets

MoMA Files Lawsuit Against New Bowery Matcha Cafe ‘MoMaCha’

Posted April 20, 2018 at 5:00 am

With a name like MoMaCha, the new Bowery cafe was simply a lawsuit waiting to happen. And, not too surprisingly, it did. The Museum of Modern Art – popularly abbreviated as MoMA – sued the new Lower East Side business this week. It filed a complaint in Manhattan federal court on Tuesday, accusing MoMaCha of […]

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Franz Ferdinand Kicked their Way through a Sold Out Brooklyn Steel [REVIEW]

Posted April 19, 2018 at 8:20 am

When Franz Ferdinand graced Brooklyn Steel for the second of a sold out two-night run – supporting its latest long player Always Ascending – it was an all out four-on-the-floor dance party. Literally kicking its way through a powerful set of new cuts and old favorites. The year-old rock venue met its capacity Monday night, front […]

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Community Advocates Meet with Slate Property Group to Discuss Rivington House

Posted April 19, 2018 at 5:11 am

Neighbors to Save Rivington House, a grassroots community organization formed in response to the facility’s sale (and resultant scandal) two years ago, recently met with the Slate Property Group to discuss its future in the neighborhood. Kathleen Webster, the group’s leader who also heads up the Sara D. Roosevelt Park Coalition, recapped the meeting with […]

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Splitsville Splits with Essex Crossing, Brooklyn’s ‘Gutter’ is the New Bowling Alley

Posted April 19, 2018 at 5:00 am

Three years after Splitsville Lanes was selected for a basement bowling alley at Essex Crossing, the luxury bowling concept hit the proverbial gutter and nixed those plans. In its place, the Brooklyn-based alley dubbed The Gutter. The Gutter, with locations in Williamsburg and Long Island City, was approached by Essex Crossing developers for Site 1 […]

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Good Lucking Nabbing those Limited Edition David Bowie MetroCards

Posted April 18, 2018 at 5:00 am

As part of the sprawling David Bowie mini-exhibit inside Broadway-Lafayette subway station, straphangers (and collectors) can now purchase limited edition MetroCards emblazoned with the icon. The new cards apparently run $6.50, as there is a two-ride minimum (includes $1 new card fee), and are available from the dispensers and station agents. While supplies last, of […]

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Brooklyn’s ‘Token Surfboards’ Readies Canal Street Shop

Posted April 17, 2018 at 5:11 am

For about five years, a Chinese sewing supply company operated from the storefront of 52B Canal Street. It went out of business not too long ago, and will soon welcome something more extreme. A surf shop … two doors down from a skate shop … on the Lower East Side. We hear word that Token […]

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Streets

The David Bowie Takeover of Broadway-Lafayette Station (and Return of ‘David Bowery’)

Last modified April 17, 2018 at 10:13 pm

On his old turf, a massive advertising undertaking celebrating the life of David Bowie. Mere yards from his former residence, his likeness looms large. Both at street level and beneath. An enormous advert above the Broadway-Lafayette subway station – sponsored by Spotify – promotes the new exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum (i.e. David Bowie is”). […]

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Another LES Bar-Goer Rescued After Sleepover at Marshall Stack on Rivington Street

Posted April 16, 2018 at 5:04 am

Talk about a repeat walk of shame. In case you missed this … for the second time within nine months, firefighters were tapped to rescue a bar-goer on the Lower East Side who spent the night trapped inside the establishment. A 23-year-old man dressed in jeans and beige blazer – seemingly ready for the day […]

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