Consider this our early Valentine’s Day gift to you and your loved one, because nothing says “I love you” (or “I love Brooklyn”) quite like getting four free tickets to watch the Nets go up against the Memphis Grizzlies on February 10 at Barclays Center.
To enter, simply sign up for our raffle, below. The winner will have to pick up tickets on Friday at our HQ in Dumbo. (more…)
Tangerine Hot Power Yoga is limbering up to open a custom-built hot yoga studio at 225 Schermerhorn Street on Monday, March 23. It will feature radiant heating panels, and there will also be a hot and cold water station and freshly laundered towels.
The space was designed by Ivana Martinovic and Nikola Martinovic of INM Architects.
A few items will also be available for purchase: Liquiteria raw and cold-pressed juices, scented eco-friendly candles from Brooklyn Candle Studio, organic body products from Plant Brooklyn and clothing from Good hYOUman, a spokesperson told us.
Click through to see a sketch of the interior. GMAP
The Sunday, April 3, 1898 edition of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle features a special eleven page pull-out illustrated section devoted solely to the recreational sport that had captured the city – bicycling. It was probably the most comprehensive look at the phenomenon of cycling ever assembled in a newspaper before or since, and highlights cycling when it was at its peak, the first time around.
There were articles about advances in bicycle design and new accessories and innovations. The article featured a section about the newest cycling outfits for men and women. There was a story about long distance cycling trips, some as far away as Saratoga Springs, as well as shorter day trips within the five boroughs, Long Island and Westchester.
The state of roadways and the acceptance of bicycles as transportation were discussed, as was the political will to improve the pathways and streets for bicycle traffic. They wrote about the many different clubs that had formed, and lastly, there was even an article about trick riding, with illustrations. It’s fascinating, and one cannot help but make comparisons to the phenomenon of cycling in New York in 2014. (more…)
Real signage has gone up at 1002 Gates Avenue near Ralph in Bed Stuy, where banners have been proclaiming “Future Home of Blink Fitness” for months. According to the firm’s website, this Blink Fitness gym will open in May 2014. Click through to the jump to see the facade in September. (more…)
Pure Barre has signed a lease at 266 Court Street in the old Five Guys spot. It offers fitness classes based on ballet and pilates that use the ballet barre. Pure Barre has 138 locations in the U.S., including two in Manhattan. This is its first Brooklyn location.
All summer long, there will be sports, movies, music, and other free events at the MetroTech Commons, Forest City Ratner Companies announced yesterday. It’s part of a new summer festival called Summer@MetroTech that kicks off May 17 with a rooftop film. Other events include a Bastille Day celebration, lunchtime sports broadcasts, a science festival, and live music at noon and in the evenings. BAM’s R&B Festival, the BEAT Festival and Rooftop Films are part of the lineup. For a full calendar, go here. Photo by Downtown Brooklyn Partnership
Two kayaking teams from Red Hook and Gowanus will go head to head in what they are terming the first “regatta” to take place on the polluted Gowanus canal, reported The New York Daily News. “This is the first race where the entire course, and the ensuing awards banquet will be held completely on a U.S.-government sanctioned Superfund site,” said Owen Foote, a member of the team the Gowanus Dredgers. The Dredgers will face off with the Red Hook Boaters June 15. Each group plans to raise $500 to help underwrite the Dredgers’ educational program about New York City waterways. Gowanus Canal to Host Its First Regatta in June [NY Daily News]
It was widely reported today that the New York Islanders will begin their 2015-16 hockey season at the Barclays Center. This afternoon Marty Markowitz, Bruce Ratner and team owner Charles Wang made the announcement at the stadium. Mayor Bloomberg was also present, and according to the New York Daily News he hopes the move will help the struggling team to “get their mojo back.” This partnership had been in talks for several years. The Barlcays Center, with only 14,500 seats for hockey games, will be the smallest arena in the NHL. NHL Franchise to Relocate to Brooklyn in 2015 [NY Daily News]
This past Saturday, political satire group the Tax Dodgers played a crooked game of baseball with kids in Sunset Park, literally stealing bases from the children — the “99 percent” — while parents looked on. “We make the rules,” explained one of the Tax Dodgers. When the game wrapped up, a group of mostly Occupy Wall Street activists marched to the Sunset Park Rent Strike building where residents and activists briefly spoke to the crowd. (more…)