Whether you’re jogging down Franklin Street or getting an early morning spin class in at the Greenpoint YMCA (99 Meserole Ave), or even perhaps flowing through a peaceful sweat at Usha Veda Yoga (1006 Manhattan Ave), the best part of any workout, really, is when you’re done.
As you catch your breath and dab away the sweat you get to focus on the next best thing—and no we aren’t talking about an ab sequence to follow or even an extra sprint-mile here—we’re talking post-workout eats! It is time to fuel up, because you deserve it! Lucky for us, Greenpoint has almost as many healthy grab n’ go spots as it does dark-lit bars and Polish bakeries. Whether you are getting your sweat on in the early morning or grinding it out after work in the evening, here are the best spots to fuel back up—and not feel bad about being completely sweaty and out of breath.
If you are an early riser.
Brooklyn Standard – 188 Nassau Ave Don’t get your sports bra in a tangle, the Brooklyn Standard is nothing like The Standard Hotel. This natural foods deli/coffee shop/bakery/enhanced-Bodega is perfect for anyone who needs something healthy at 7 a.m. and on. The neighborhood spot is open from 7-11 p.m. daily and offers breakfast all day along with an impressive selection of fresh squeezed juices and protein-packed smoothies. Enjoying your run around McGolrick park and need a kale, apple, lemon juice before you officially start your day? Brooklyn Standard is your spot. Continue reading →
WEDNESDAY 10/08 * Urban Existentialists @ Word (126 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE, With Justin Taylor / Brian Morton / David Ryan, RSVP * Debut @ Knockdown Center (52-19 Flushing Ave) 7:45pm, $35, Merging independent music, contemporary dance theater, and large-scale art installation, Debut tells the story of a group of teenagers who break into an abandoned building on the night of their senior prom, Buy tix
WEDNESDAY 9/10 # Savory Fall Pie Class @ Pie Corps (77 Driggs) 6:45pm, $75, In this class you will make four pies: cottage pie; chicken pot pie; braised potato, onion, and bacon pan pie; and pear, blue cheese and toasted walnut galette, More info ☺Tragedy & Farce Circus Freakshow @ Bizarre Bushwick (12 Jefferson St) 8pm, $15 suggested, Part of the Bk Wildlife Summer Festival, a fringe element event that pushes the boundaries of artistic expression and caters to the non-traditional, RSVPContinue reading →
I love community supported fundraising platforms. If you can reach a lot of people, then even donations as little as $5 can really help. Not only are you helping a small business open up in your area, but you have a chance to chose what you want to open up. I love pie and yoga! Pie Corps makes delicious savory and sweet pies. They sell at Farmer’s Markets and wholesale, but there dream is to open up a retail location with a big shiny new oven and you can help them do it! And do you know what you get if you donate? Pies! This is a no-brainer, people! Right now they have like 14 hours to raise $3000, and if they don’t raise all the funds, they get zero, nada, zilch. I just donated $25, and am going to get a basket of pie, plus a tote plus an invitation to their opening party! I love parties as much as I love pie! Click here to read more and donate.
Even nearer and dearer to our hearts is the fundraising campaign for goodyoga. They are trying to buy the building and need your help, otherwise they have to move. That would be a shame because that is such an awesome space and I couldn’t imagine not doing rooftop yoga in the summer. You can learn more and donate here (they have 15 days to raise $20,000!) or buy a ticket to the goodgala on April 27th with food, DJs and prizes. I just bought mine and it looks like a lot of fun!