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.

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‘The Forward’ Ceases Print Publication After 121 Years

Posted January 18, 2019 at 5:05 am

The Forward will do so without its print edition. The 121-year-old Jewish-American publication, founded as the Yiddish language Jewish Daily Forward on the Lower East Side in 1897, suspended print operations this week and will refocus efforts toward its online verticals. As a result, forty percent of the staff was reportedly laid off, including editor-in-chief […]

Tictail Brick-and-Mortar Market on Orchard Street Goes Under

Posted January 17, 2019 at 5:05 am

Tictail officially closed down its Lower East Side market last month. The former shop at 90 Orchard Street is now a vacancy with the token farewell letter on the door. This retail surrender follows just a short while after the Swedish startup’s high-profile acquisition by Shopify. As for what’s next, expect nightlife of some sort. […]

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‘Mulberry Market’ Might Open Next Month in Little Italy

Posted January 16, 2019 at 5:06 am

While attention has been hyper-focused on the drama of McNally Jackson Books and its fate on Prince Street (staying put, as reported), it’s appropriate to revisit the adjacent grocery store space around the corner at 251 Mulberry. Interior fit-out of the upscale Mulberry Market is still ongoing. Yet, an opening date is nigh. Sleuthing reveals […]

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Tats Cru Tapped For Bowery Mural Wall

Last modified January 16, 2019 at 5:43 pm

At the Bowery Mural Wall it’s one icon after another. The slate was wiped clean, so to speak, late last week. Gone is JR’s anti-gun proclamation, just in time to make way for Tats Cru. The legendary outfit teamed up with Crash One for the effort, which began at the wall yesterday with the outlining. […]

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‘Tonic Tapes’ Revisits Band Demos from Music Venue

Posted January 15, 2019 at 5:00 am

The once-beloved Tonic celebrates its death date this spring, marking twelve years since its demise at the hand of gentrification. Priced out, the music venue closed forever on April 13, 2007 after a performance by John Zorn. (It was Friday the 13th that year.) Being sandwiched between two luxury condo developments – Blue and the […]

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Highline Ballroom Loses Lease and will Close Next Month

Posted January 14, 2019 at 5:07 am

The Highline Ballroom will close next month after twelve years in the shadow of its namesake elevated park. News of its closure started bubbling up late last week. However, official confirmation from the venue arrived Saturday afternoon. Highline Ballroom will indeed close, as the landlord “decided not to” renew the lease. “For over a year, […]

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Curtains for ‘12 Corners’ Coffee Shop on East Broadway

Posted January 11, 2019 at 5:00 am

One of the better coffee shops on the eastern fringe of Chinatown just closed down. 12 Corners, which co-anchored the Crossroads building at Rutgers and East Broadway, fell victim this week after more than six years on the spot. The locals joint was beloved by many who lived in the area. The closure is not […]

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Orchard Street Walkup Hits the Market for $6.5M

Posted January 10, 2019 at 5:05 am

Late last year, the beige brick of 58 Orchard Street received a new coating of paint. It’s a sky blue hue likely meant to somehow raise the value of the property. Our gut told us at the time that a property listing couldn’t be too far behind. And that’s precisely what happened. The six-story walkup […]

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‘Sauce’ Takes its Pizzeria Next Door on Rivington Street

Posted January 10, 2019 at 5:00 am

Sauce is taking its pizza concept into familiar territory. The space next door. Four months after opening a standalone pizza parlor in the East Village, Sauce is bringing the concept back home. No longer content with its pizza window at the northeast corner of Allen and Rivington Streets, the pizzeria recently acquired the lease on […]

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Sharon Van Etten Revisits Long-Gone Lower East Side [VIDEO]

Posted January 9, 2019 at 5:07 am

Acclaimed artist Sharon Van Etten is set to release her next long-player, Remind Me Tomorrow, at the end of next week via Jagjaguar. The latest single, “Seventeen,” was released yesterday. The music video for “Seventeen” is a walk down memory lane for Van Etten, and her youth on the Lower East Side. According to director […]

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