Lori Greenberg

Lori Greenberg

Lori Greenberg is a creative director, graphic designer and writer, who runs the Bergworks studio, along with her husband, David Bergman. Bergworks focuses on graphic design, green architecture, eco design and writing. A die-hard New Yorker, former teen punk rock musician, Queen of Kitsch, and a resident of the East Village and Lower East Side for over 30 years, Lori grew up in Queens, with ancestors in Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx. (She can proudly imitate the accents of four of the five boroughs.) While putting together a talk about the Lower East Side a few years ago, Lori found out that her grandparents met on her corner. Her writing has appeared in or on: W, WWD, IndiePlanet.com, Adios Barbie, East Village: A Guide, A Documentary, Soho: A Guide, A Documentary, among other places. Favorite topics include: fellow obsessive collectors, music, food, art, vintage fashion and NYC past, present and future.

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Posts by lori

Talking ‘Velvet Underground Experience’ and Tales of Lou Reed

Last modified December 4, 2018 at 11:40 am

The Velvet Underground’s first ever gig was at a high school in Summit, New Jersey, opening for 1960s garage band, The Myddle Class. Soon after the Velvets started their three-song set (and, yes, that included the song “Heroin”), most of the students walked out. Within one year, they had Andy Warhol as manager and were […]

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You Have Until Saturday to See ‘The Girl Who Handcuffed Houdini’

Posted November 5, 2018 at 5:09 am

You had us at Houdini. Throw in a séance, a water tank, and a disputed death, and we were completely hooked. We were already longtime fans of artist, writer and producer Cynthia von Buhler’s work (The Speakeasy Dollhouse: The Bloody Beginning, The Brothers Booth, The Illuminati Ball), so when we heard that her latest immersive […]

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Walking Through the Catacombs of St. Patrick’s in Little Italy [PHOTOS]

Posted July 11, 2018 at 5:00 am

When walking around New York City, you can take in a whole different world if you just stop texting, get off Instagram, remove your Beats headphones and, instead, look up and down to notice the smaller details of the city: gargoyles carved into buildings, plaques set into sidewalks, mosaics wedged into odd places. But what […]

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Penny Arcade’s ‘Bitch! Dyke! Faghag! Whore!’ Returns to the Lower East Side

Posted May 16, 2018 at 5:10 am

She’s often considered one of the creators of performance art (to which she has jokingly said, “I’m sorry”). Arising a handful of decades ago from the raw and creative Lower East Side, Penny Arcade’s shows, as she takes on the world around us, are honest, insightful, hilarious, emotional, brilliant and unapologetic. Arcade recently brought one […]

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At Grand Street Settlement’s Annual Taste of the Lower East Side [RECAP]

Posted May 7, 2018 at 9:26 am

The Lower East Side has long been long been known for its food. So it wasn’t a leap when the Grand Street Settlement’s volunteer mentors, who were determined to raise money for its youth trips, started the fundraiser “Taste of the Lower East Side” 18 years ago. In the beginning, they went door to door, […]

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Downtown Comes Uptown: Visiting the ‘Club 57’ Exhibit at MoMA

Last modified November 6, 2017 at 4:54 pm

The East Village of the late ’70s and early ’80s never ceases to fascinate. Maybe it’s because that was the era when downtown New York really felt like a separate city, filled with struggling artists and performers who were more interested in making their art than in getting famous. It was a time when people […]

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‘Under One Roof’ with the Immigrant Families of the Tenement Museum

Last modified October 4, 2017 at 10:52 pm

With the topic of immigration dominating the national conversation, we were extremely interested in the press preview of a new exhibit at the Tenement Museum “Under One Roof” is a permanent exhibit immersing visitors in the real-life stories of modern era immigrant, refugee and migrant families from different parts of the world. Based on oral […]

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Sampling the Lost Cuisine Found in ‘The German Jewish Cookbook’

Posted September 21, 2017 at 5:16 am

In our current food-obsessed culture – especially in places like New York City – it seems that we are global food citizens. We have easy access to an endless variety of restaurants and specialty food stores, which enable us to explore foods from all over the world. And we can easily watch a multitude of […]

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Exhuming the Classic Mudd Club, ‘Scene of the Crime’ in the Late ’70s

Posted September 18, 2017 at 9:55 am

In the canon of New York City nightlife, the Mudd Club might have made fewer headlines than, say, Studio 54 or CBGB, but it was one of the coolest places on earth. Opening its doors officially on Halloween in 1978 and closing in 1983, the loft-turned-nightclub was located in TriBeCa (before most people knew the […]

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Jeremiah Moss at his ‘Vanishing New York’ Book Signing and Reading [RECAP]

Posted July 31, 2017 at 9:38 am

We hear it often. Our city is losing its soul. In the hyper-gentrification that has sped up since the turn of the millennium, those of us who pre-date this era, frequently – and too often rightly – lament the closing of favorite local businesses, the loss of scale when high rises replace beloved older buildings, […]

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