Elie Perler

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

Pregnant Woman Shot by Parolee Boyfriend on LES Dies

Posted November 23, 2021 at 5:06 am

A pregnant woman shot by her parolee boyfriend earlier this month died of her injuries last Thursday. The 27-year-old victim, who was about three months pregnant with the gunman’s baby, had been on life support since the November 11 incident, according to published reports. As previously reported, the perp – Bronx resident Dennis Fredricks, a […]

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Homeless Man Slashed in Bowery Subway Station

Posted November 22, 2021 at 5:03 am

A feud between two homeless men in a Lower East Side subway station turned bloody Friday afternoon, when one was slashed. The victim was cut during the purported argument on the J train platform at the Bowery Station at about 1:45pm, according to cops. Bleeding from a gash wound to his head, he stumbled to […]

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Manhattan Bridge Painter Fell to His Death Yesterday

Posted November 18, 2021 at 5:04 am

Two workers painting on the Manhattan Bridge fell from the East River span Wednesday afternoon, one of whom plunging 100 feet to his death, officials said. The victim, described as a 37-year-old man, was part of a ten-person paint crew. A police spokeswoman said that all were using safety harnesses, and had been on the […]

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Digging up the Seward Park Tennis Courts

Posted November 18, 2021 at 5:00 am

Just call it the backhoe blues. The heavy machinery arrived this week inside the Seward Park athletic courts on Essex Street. And the big dig is already underway along the perimeter of the play space. Rehab began late last month. We confirmed at the time with Seward Park Campus (formerly, Seward Park High School) – stewards […]

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Last-Ditch Rallying to Save Historic East River Park Buildings Slated for Demolition

Posted November 17, 2021 at 5:04 am

As the city inches closer to leveling East River Park as part of the $1.45 billion coastal resiliency plan, local preservationists are trying to save two architectural relics built decades ago. Organized by the Lower East Side Preservation Initiative, dozens gathered at the Tennis Center comfort station in the park this past Sunday to protest […]

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Wipe Out: Patagonia Closes its Bowery Surf Shop

Posted November 16, 2021 at 5:03 am

The Patagonia Surf shop on the Bowery rode its last wave. Corporate pulled the plug on the Lower East Side outpost at the end of October, leaving a retail vacancy in an area that has been upscaled in a big way over the last decade. Store signage was pried from the facade, and the interior […]

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Two Construction Vehicles Catch Fire in East River Park as Resiliency Work Remains Halted

Posted November 15, 2021 at 5:09 am

Two construction vehicles situated in East River Park caught fire Friday night, and the blaze was seen burning from the FDR roadway. The two vehicles had been stationed behind the fence at the Brian Watkins Tennis Center underneath the Williamsburg Bridge, and allegedly caught fire at around 11:30pm. The city’s massive, $1.45 billion East Side […]

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Suspect Accused of Shooting Pregnant Girlfriend on LES Arrested in New Jersey

Posted November 15, 2021 at 5:04 am

A parolee accused of shooting his pregnant girlfriend during an argument in her Lower East Side apartment was arrested Friday in New Jersey, police said. The gunman, Bronx resident Dennis Fredricks, reportedly fired two or three shots at his pregnant girlfriend in the Vladeck Houses at 8:45pm Thursday night. He quickly fled the scene. Officers […]

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Death of LES Toddler Ruled Homicide After Cocaine and Fentanyl Found in System

Posted November 11, 2021 at 5:05 am

The tragic death of a 22-month-old baby boy over the summer has been ruled a homicide, police announced Wednesday. The city medical examiner’s office determined that the toddler died from acute intoxication — with amounts of fentanyl and cocaine found in his system. Charles Rosa-Velloso died the morning of June 17 in the Baruch Houses, […]

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Tipsy Shanghai Hits East Broadway

Posted November 11, 2021 at 5:02 am

Out with old, in with the new. Tipsy Shanghai, a fast-casual Chinese restaurant based in Greenwich Village, is now on the Lower East Side. The business just unveiled a new location on East Broadway, in what was formerly Cafe Petisco and its vegan successor. As with the original, the new outpost offers its take on […]

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