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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Woodward Gallery Honors 9/11 Anniversary with Monthlong Exhibition

Posted September 13, 2021 at 5:09 am

Amidst the many twentieth anniversary observations of 9/11, the Woodward Gallery is presenting a different type of tribute. It’s current exhibition, which is designed to be easily seen from the street even when the gallery is closed, consists of prescient works of art. “Observing 9/11: Breen, Bridges & Corn September 2021” showcases three poignant artworks, […]

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‘New York, New Music’ and Old ‘80s Stories from those Who Lived It

Posted July 15, 2021 at 5:08 am

We recently wrote about the new exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York, “New York, New Music: 1980-1986.” Filled with videos, photographs, and memorabilia, the show documents the period’s cross-pollination of the diverse musical genres exploding at the time. We decided to talk to some of the people who were part of […]

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Revisiting the 1980s ‘New Music’ Scene at Museum of the City of New York

Last modified July 15, 2021 at 8:56 pm

Back in the ’80s, how did you find like-minded people who were interested in the same music as you? How did you learn about new music? And how did musicians of different genres learn about other types of music, and find one another? If you were in New York City, it was easy to find […]

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‘OPEN’ Light Art Installation Enlivens East Village Storefronts

Posted September 11, 2020 at 5:06 am

While the city slowly reopens, we continue searching for signs of creativity returning to the neighborhood. It turns out we’re not the only ones who wanted to see something uplifting on our streets. “OPEN,” a series of temporary light art installations, will be occupying eight storefronts in the East Village starting tomorrow. Visitors are invited […]

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RECAP: Tom & Lorenzo Discuss Legendary Children at Housing Works Bookstore

Last modified May 6, 2020 at 11:57 pm

Social distancing is not what New Yorkers generally practice, and many of us are becoming starved for social interaction. So, we decided to run a non-covid story about an event which happened in early March, right before we all went on lockdown. You know, some escapism. The term “Legendary Children,” part of the title of […]

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Talkin’ ’bout My Generation: Memories of Bill Graham and the Fillmore East

Last modified February 27, 2020 at 11:28 am

While working on our story about the new “Bill Graham and The Rock & Roll Revolution” exhibit at the New-York Historical Society, this reporter started collecting personal stories and memories of Graham’s legendary music venue, the Fillmore East. Located on Second Avenue and East 6th Street, the building began life in 1926 as The Commodore, […]

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‘Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution’ Opens at the New-York Historical Society

Last modified February 21, 2020 at 7:36 am

For many who grew up in a certain era, the name Bill Graham sparks Proustian memories of life-changing rock-and-roll shows. And if you were in San Francisco or New York City, the music impresario’s Fillmore concert venues were the greatest places in the world to see live music. Starting in 1965, Graham was booking and […]

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‘GoNightclubbing’ with Pat Ivers and Emily Armstrong at The 72 Gallery [INTERVIEW]

Last modified November 19, 2019 at 10:38 am

Thirty-nine years ago, a new nightclub called Danceteria featured a video installation which recreating a suburban living room. The twist was that the giant old-school TV, housed in a mid-century wood cabinet, wasn’t playing reruns of I Love Lucy. Instead, there was a live feed of bands such as Iggy Pop, The Dead Boys, and […]

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Guerrilla Plaques Document Offbeat LES Cultural Spaces of the ’90s and ‘00s

Posted November 8, 2019 at 5:08 am

We’ve written a lot of articles in recent years about how one has to look a bit harder to find underground art, performance and just plain wonderful weirdness in the hyper-gentrified Lower East Side climate. Recently, anonymously made plaques appeared with the histories of some beloved performance and art spaces from the 1990s and early […]

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Standing Tall with Curt Hoppe’s ‘Downtown Portraits’

Last modified May 8, 2019 at 8:42 pm

They’re larger than life. Literally and figuratively. “They” are the subjects of “Downtown Portraits,” a series of photographs and large-scale paintings by Curt Hoppe, which recently opened at both Howl! Happening and Bernarducci galleries. This nine-year project depicts artists, writers, musicians, activists and art entrepreneurs who Hoppe befriended when he first came to downtown New […]

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