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

Yesterday’s Snowfall Toppled Trees Around the Lower East Side [PHOTOS]

Posted November 16, 2018 at 5:06 am

Yesterday’s late-fall snowstorm (aka “Snowvember”) had trees falling around the Lower East Side. Over on Norfolk Street, the weight of the wet snow-pack toppled several large limbs at around 5pm, smashing into parked cars and blocking southbound traffic below Stanton Street. (Video below.) Firefighters quickly responded with the chainsaws to clear the debris. One person […]

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City Inaugurates 2-Way Delancey Street Bike Lane this Morning

Posted November 15, 2018 at 5:09 am

The city will roll out the green carpet this morning. Implemented last month, the nascent two-way protected bike lane along the south side of Delancey Street is finally ready for its official inauguration. The Department of Transportation is holding a press conference this morning on the Lower East Side to celebrate this “safer route for bicycle […]

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‘Sunshine Cinema’ Office Building Replacement Begins Marketing Push with New Renderings

Posted November 15, 2018 at 5:06 am

The reincarnation of the former Sunshine Cinema takes a new leap forward this week. East End Capital and K Property Group purchased the Lower East Side theater last year for $31.5 million and are redeveloping the property into a 65,000 square-foot commercial tower. For the moment, it’s still standing, yet remains a magnet for feces and […]

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City Finally Replaces Light Bulbs in Columbus Park After Months of Darkness

Posted November 14, 2018 at 5:05 am

Something as simple as changing light bulbs got caught up in the city bureaucracy. Nevertheless, after an extended period plunged in darkness, Columbus Park in Chinatown is back under the lights. The city last week installed LED bulbs in a majority of the eighteen light poles dotting the park. This was the task, strangely, of […]

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Staring into the Pit of Essex Crossing Site 3

Posted November 14, 2018 at 5:02 am

Another major hole in the ground, soon to sprout luxury. Along Delancey Street. Work is at a feverish pace as excavation and foundation activity at Site 3 of Essex Crossing proceeds. Here’s an update from Delancey Street Associates’ weekly e-blast: Drilling is complete for the foundation work [at 202 Broome Street], except at tunnel locations. […]

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Supreme Angers by Defacing Street Art with ‘Blessed’ Flyposting

Posted November 13, 2018 at 5:07 am

Call it supreme street drama. Skatewear brand Supreme upset at least one street artist over the weekend by spreading its flyer campaign across every surface of the Lower East Side. Among others, the handbills, which advertise the new “Blessed” skate video, were wheat-pasted along the facade of 26 First Avenue. The landlord had reportedly commissioned […]

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‘There’ is Here on Orchard Street

Posted November 13, 2018 at 5:03 am

With a name that could evoke an Abbott and Costello gag, There is now here on Orchard Street. There takes the space formerly occupied by Red Compass, and focuses on a menu of “Asian fusion” fare. The establishment, which opened a few weeks ago, occupies both the sub-grade storefront and the questionably legal rear-yard enclosure. […]

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The Spam Burger is Coming to Orchard Street with ‘Tsismis’

Posted November 12, 2018 at 5:04 am

The first Filipino restuarant for Orchard Street is still happening. In fact, it’s nearing debut. Initially conceived as “Burgers and Chismis,” the concept took space at 143 Orchard Street and will offer a menu of eats like Spam burgers, a crispy pork knuckle sandwich with pickled enoki mushroom, chicken and pork belly adobo, and pickled […]

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Zenchai Tea Cafe on Rivington Street Calls it Quits

Posted November 12, 2018 at 5:03 am

Matcha tea might be all the rage these days, but the hype apparently wasn’t enough to sustain this Hell Square tea room. Zenchai Cafe, which specialized in Matcha, just called it quits the other day after spending a brief sixteen months at 94 Rivington Street. Ownership announced the news with a handwritten letter affixed to […]

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Clinton Street Baking Co. Expands with New Stall at Dumbo Food Hall

Posted November 9, 2018 at 5:08 am

Time Out magazine is opening a massive food hall in Dumbo next spring, and with it, a gaggle of food vendors. Including an appearance by Lower East Side brunch favorite, Clinton Street Baking Co. It’s an expansion in kind with its popularity. Clinton Street Baking will occupy a solo stall inside the two-level, 22,000 square-foot […]

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