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From Tibetan Soundbaths to Heated Vinyasa, [email protected] Classes Offer Something for Everyone

The [email protected] (31 Nassau Ave) Grand Rebrand had an enthusiastic turnout last Saturday, in a day filled with activities and classes living up to its ”Zen Chill Zone” reputation while debuting the new local vendor retail space.

Greenpoint’s “Zen-Chill Zone”

Owner Dishan Elise describes the refreshed direction of [email protected] classes as a “revolution of fitness and wellness.” The variety of classes include a weekly Tibetan Soundbath, heated power Vinyasa, and Tabata circuit training. The B.E.S.T Plan is [email protected]’s flagship program that runs 12 weeks and promotes self-growth through group strength training, Elise says. The At Ease Membership is $99 per month and drop-in classes range from $17 – $25.

A new retail space at [email protected] collaborates with local and global vendors and artisans with a unique selection of clothing, apothecary and other handmade goods from local artisans.

The new retail space at [email protected]
The new retail space at [email protected]

We asked Jessica Dolese, HumanAEase events manager, to send descriptions of upcoming classes that she especially recommends:

A Chakra Balancing Kundalini Workshop

Throughout this workshop series, instructor Paola Dattner will guide attendees on a journey of chakra balance and mindfulness to the tune of live music played by Peruvian musician Piero Rossini.

Within our bodies lie seven energy centers called chakras. Physical illness or emotional stress can cause the chakras to become blocked or cloudy. Healing of each chakra may offer relief to some physical and emotional conditions. This series continues with the second chakra, the sacral chakra which is connected to emotional balance, sexual expression and creativity.

A Kundalini practice, meditation, breathwork, and focused journaling will be combined with live music intended to create and enhance group vibrational frequencies. These musical frequencies are tuned to the frequency of the sacral chakra intended to give power to your sensuality, creativity center and help bring balance your sacral chakra.

 

Lay down as deep resonant sounds of antique Tibetan singing bowls surround you to end your day with a restorative sound bath. Release the stress of the day allowing sound and vibration to guide the way. Enter a state of deep relaxation. Leave feeling rested and prepared to enjoy a good nights sleep.

This class focuses on the practice of linking breath to movement in a classic vinyasa style. A slightly heated atmosphere helps muscles open to supporting safe transitions into more challenging postures. With a focus on balance between strength and flexibility along with providing modifications for all levels, this class is a great option for all: new practitioners looking to explore vinyasa for the first time, or experienced yogis looking to deepen their relationship with their practice.

Tabata circuit training is a form of High-Intensity Interval Training that requires the body to work hard in short bursts and rest for even shorter periods. With this protocol, the body’s anaerobic and aerobic systems start to work in tandem, thus improving overall performance in athletes. Circuit training is also a fantastic cardiovascular conditioning workout for anyone of any fitness level. The Ace of Swords Tabata focuses on strengthening with body weight, improving overall mobility, and providing functional physical tools that any busy New Yorker can incorporate into their daily life. Beginners are very welcome and encouraged to join this class.

Signature Introversion Group Strength Training with Dishan Elise and Geo Malave

Introversion means to go within. Owner and creator, Dishan Elise, utilizes her dynamic, unique approach to personal training in a group setting. Combining a special blend of meditation, coaching, motivation, and mind/body strengthening techniques, the class begins with a warm-up, breathing and body awareness followed by 30-45 minutes of an intense variety of moves including partnered cardio, manual resistance exercises, calisthenics, & other training tools; covering a full-body routine followed by a light centering stretch. Small group training is a great way to get personal training for a fraction of the normal cost. The group collaboration, motivation, and energy in this class will be unlike any other class you’ve experienced. Limit 8 Students per class.

 

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Highly Publicized Stolen Dog Reunited With Owner

Theo, a 10-year-old dog snatched off of a Williamsburg Street on Monday night was reunited with his human on Wednesday.

North Brooklyn’s most publicized pooch since the plunging Transmitter Park pup has been reunited with its rightful owner after being snatched from outside of a Williamsburg supermarket on Monday night, multiple news outlets reports.

Gothamist explains the dognapping:

Around 9 p.m. on Monday, 21-year-old NYU student Bre Kelly exited the Green Corner Fish & Farmers Market at Humboldt Street and Flushing Avenue, and was shocked to see her 10-year-old terrier (Theo) had vanished without a trace. Well, actually, there was one trace: his leash was lying on the ground, suggesting that Theo had been taken. Kelly, who regularly walks her dog from Bed Stuy to this particular grocery store, reviewed the security footage and saw that a man had indeed scooped Theo up by his collar and walked away with him, a sort of fly-by dognapping.

Theo and Kelly were reunited on Wednesday after she received a phone call from a person claiming to know the dog’s whereabouts. More from Gothamist:

They arranged for a bystander to drop off the dog, and by 6 p.m.,Theo “was back in my arms on Flushing, very close to where he was taken,” Kelly said. He was “definitely shaken up and nervous,” she added, “but … safe and okay.” He seems, to Kelly, “like he can barely believe he’s home.”

 

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Holocaust Revisionist Falsely Advertised Warsaw Speech According to Venue Staff

Warsaw (261 Nassau Ave) (via Google Maps)

The Holocaust revisionist Edward Reid who advertised an upcoming speech in Greenpoint at Warsaw (261 Driggs Ave) allegedly scheduled for this Sunday never ran it by the venue. “It was never actually booked, they put up this poster without our consent,” said Adam Romanowski, production manager at Warsaw. The event was never listed on Warsaw’s internal calendar he said.

Romanowski said he became aware of Reid’s marketing of the speech this morning when Warsaw’s social media was flooded with complaints.

A flyer circulated online and shared by Reid this week lists his appearance at Warsaw in Greenpoint on Sunday, August 25th and a separate speech in New Britan, CT.

Reid has published videos online claiming “Jewish collaboration” in Poland during the Holocaust which resulted in YouTube banning his account. Continue reading

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Greenpoint’s Warsaw to Host a Holocaust Revisionist for Second Time This Year

Edward Reid, a known Holocaust revisionist, is scheduled to speak at Warsaw in Greenpoint.

For the second time this year, local music hall Warsaw (261 Driggs Ave.) will host a Holocaust revisionist. Edward Reid, who is scheduled to speak this Sunday at Warsaw, is a self-proclaimed Polish history expert supported by crowdfunding campaigns to “disprove the disinformation that is propagated against Poland” with video content that blames “Jewish collaboration” in Poland during the Holocaust.

Reid’s Patreon (a crowdfunding platform) speaks for itself:

My intention is to disprove the disinformation that is propagated against Poland by using historical accuracy and setting the record straight. For many years and especially now, Poland has been slandered in many ways, especially being accused of being a collaborationist county with the Nazis, as well as overwhelmingly antisemitic, which is absolutely not factual.

This is part of an agenda that is used for many reasons, partially by the Holocaust organizations as well as to maintain the status of keeping one people as the only sacred victim, disregarding others, monopolizing suffering to keep the Poles out of this “holy 6 million”.

To isolate others from their proper place as victims of the terror of Nazism is dishonorable and shameful and to then place those people in the aggressor camp is heartless. For anyone who cares about the truth and passing on the sanctity of the deaths of three million beautiful souls that perished, it is important to fight this attack on the Polish honor.

Reid has been banned from YouTube for alleged hate speech:

Local politicians including NYC Councilmember Stephen Levin spoke out last June when Warsaw hosted Ewa Kurek, who has also claimed that Jewish people collaborated with Nazis.

Reid promoted his Warsaw event this week on Twitter as a discussion that Poland is “facing next week.” :

Earlier this year Robert Winnicki, a far-right leader of Poland’s National Movement, spoke at a now-shuttered Greenpoint restaurant.

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Greenpoint Affordable Apartments at 60 Percent Area Median Income

133 – 135  Meserole Avenue (via Google Maps)

The NYC Housing Connect affordable housing lottery website lists two new Greenpoint affordable units at 60 percent of the area median income.

There are two apartments to apply for at 133 – 135 Meserole Ave, a four-story building between McGuinness Boulevard and Manhattan Avenue; apply by September 10th.

Courtesy of NYC Housing Connect

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Suspect Sought in Williamsburg Gunpoint Robbery

The suspect wanted for a gunpoint robbery in Williamsburg on August 9th.

The NYPD is looking for a suspect who robbed a couple at gunpoint in Williamsburg two weeks ago, multiple news outlets report.

The victims were walking on Kingsland Avenue at Frost Street on Friday, August 9th, at approximately 3:40 a.m. when a man holding a gun grabbed a purse containing $80 and a watch from one of the victims, Brooklyn Paper reports. Continue reading

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New Renderings of Domino Sugar Redevelopment Show Glass-Domed Design

(Courtesy of PAU Architects/World Architecture)

New renderings of the Domino Sugar Refinery redevelopment have been released by PAU architects. The developer, Two Trees Management has proposed an 11-foot height increase to the original design of 292-314 Kent Avenue, historically known as the Havemeyer & Elder Filter, Pan & Finishing House.

(Courtesy of PAU Architects/World Architecture)

In 2017, the Landmarks Preservation Commission initially approved the plan to add a glass-domed building with a barrel-vaulted ceiling inside the brick facade of the centerpiece of the redevelopment.

(Courtesy of PAU Architects/YIMBY)

According to YIMBY:

The PAU design team has proposed a height increase of the building’s domed glass roof from 224 feet to 235 feet. New elevation diagrams also appear to eliminate the building’s 16th floor. Instead, levels one through four, 14, and 15 include increased ceiling spans of varying heights.

Updated proposals also include a newly designed stair system positioned between the two volumes of the domed expansion. Previous iterations of the stair system existed fully within the glass structure.

Pending approvals, the building will include ground-floor retail, 12 levels of office space, and a 14th-floor event space with double-height ceilings, a catering kitchen, and back-of-house areas. According to Two Trees, the developers of the property, completion is anticipated in the early 2020s.

(Courtesy of PAU Architects/World Architecture)

Over 2,000 apartments are planned at the Domino development, including more than 700 affordable apartments.

(Courtesy of PAU Architects/World Architecture)
(Courtesy of PAU Architects/World Architecture)
(Courtesy of PAU Architects/World Architecture)
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Facing Closure, Park Church Co-op Seeks Community Support

Park Church Co-op (Google Maps)

The Park Church Co-op (129 Russell St), Greenpoint’s coolest church, is facing closure after losing funding from the Metropolitan New York Synod last June. In a letter dated August 15th and posted on social media on Monday, the Greenpoint church asks for the community’s help in a call for letters that detail the church’s local impact. Donations can also be made here.

A concert inside Park Church Co-op

Park Church Co-op hosts music performances, yoga sessions and great community programming in addition to their Sunday service. The church states their plan to hand-deliver the community’s letters of support to Synod Council members at the upcoming September 5th meeting.

A Park Church Co-op employee sent Greenpointers the following statement: Continue reading

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Greenpoint This Week: Safe Way Home Act, Old Bay Seasoning, Carolyn Maloney’s Challangers, and More

The door to D’EMPLOI Studio on Franklin Street

Happy Friday, Greenpointers, now’s the perfect time to enjoy cooler weather following the hottest month in recorded history. There’s a screening of “Captain Marvel” tonight in Transmitter Park and a children’s sing-a-long in Domino Park on Sunday morning, if you’re looking for what’s happening this weekend. In the meantime, catch-up on this week’s headlines from around the neighborhood: Continue reading

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Greenpoint Retail Round-Up: New Ice Cream Shop, Barley Rebrand and More

The Royal (1025 Manhattan Ave) rebranded from Barley.

The ever-changing Greenpoint retail and restaurant landscape has experienced a number of openings in recent weeks, here’s a round-up.

 

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Starting at the north end of Manhattan Ave., the restaurant formerly known as Barley (1025 Manhattan Ave), and recently before that Whiskey Burger, closed briefly in July and relaunched as the The Royal. For fans of the fomer incarnations of the restaurant, there are few changes to the new menu, and yes, the burger is still available.

Lockwood (98 Greenpoint Ave)

At 98 Greenpoint Avenue, the awning was installed on Thursday for the forthcoming expansion of the Queens-based lifestyle store Lockwood, which is scheduled for a Septermber opening, according to owner Mackenzi Farquer who spoke with Greenpointers about the expansion. Continue reading

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