Friday, March 12, 2010

"The Destruction of Brooklyn's Soul Day"

Yesterday Brooklyn either won or lost a battle. The Atlantic Yards Project finally broke ground with a ceremonious ribbon cutting amidst a storm of confetti and furious protestors sporting picket signs and satirical masks that might as well have been torches and pitchforks. Despite the alleged benefits of the Atlantic Yards Project, including jobs and subsidized housing, the war continues to rage over the extensive plans to build skyscrapers, apartments, and not to mention the stadium for the Nets in the middle of downtown Brooklyn. Angry Brooklynites even supposedly stooped to the military tactics of terrorism when the judge who approved the Atlantic Yards Project received an envelope of "suspicious white powder." So tell us, then, where do you stand--with the capitalist soul-crushing developers or the anthrax-wielding hearts and souls of Brooklyn?

Monday, March 8, 2010

Love Your Body & Your Wallet.

The high costs of yoga classes are no longer an excuse to wimp out on the stretches and body contortions that make your muscles cringe. This weekend Dharma Yoga Brooklyn opened, a pay-what-you-wish yoga center in Park Slope. Although it may seem like a stretch (no pun intended) to expect to run a business solely on donations, the owners Lily Cushman and her partner have high hopes. Classes start tomorrow, so this is your chance to get in touch with mind and body. You'll feel like that seven-year-old who effortlessly does the splits in every possible direction while you watch enviously, mourning the loss of your youthful muscle elasticity. Namaste, Brooklynites!