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Equinox to Open its First LES Gym Next Spring

Posted December 7, 2017 at 5:08 am

The Equinox showroom has been in full sales mode for five months. Occupying the rear third of the former American Apparel space at East Houston and Orchard Streets. It’s pretty much a soulless retail footprint, with plenty of bright eye candy, corporate street art, and pretty people milling about. Sole purpose is netting new members […]

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‘F45 Training’ Teases New Gym at Newish 145 Ludlow Condo Development

Posted November 15, 2017 at 5:17 am

In the year since its completion, the Hell Square luxury condo at 145 Ludlow Street has been without a commercial tenant. Sitting vacant until the right deep-pocketed business came along willing to pay the rent. None other than a boutique gym, actually. A new franchise location of the F45 Training brand just signed a lease […]

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‘HitHouse’ Muay Thai Gym on its Way to the Bowery Next Month

Posted October 26, 2017 at 5:09 am

In the years following the major makeover of 188 Bowery, Nudie Jeans moved into the ground space, and the surrounding community simultaneously fought to keep any nightlife from entering the basement at the shared 2 Spring Street. The fight paid off, as the State Liquor Authority reportedly determined in June 2016 (during proceedings for The Stand) […]

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Mark Fisher Fitness Opening ‘Ninja’ Clubhouse at 161 Bowery

Posted August 5, 2016 at 5:08 am

The burgeoning Bowery incubator will soon welcome a quirky new gym. As previously reported, Caspi Development is single-handedly seeking to create a Bowery tech sector with 135 and 161 Bowery. Both properties were converted into luxury offices for start-up tenants like Kik Interactive. Now the latter property is adding a boutique gym to its ranks. A […]

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Prison Cell Bootcamp Studio ‘ConBody’ Relocates to Broome Street

Posted January 13, 2016 at 5:10 am

As millions make those futile New Year’s resolutions to lose more weight or to work out more, one neighborhood gym is seizing the moment. Prison cell bootcamp company ConBody is on the move again. Indeed, less than a year after proprietor Coss Marte – a former drug dealer who served four years of a seven-year […]

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Plantworks’ Garden Center Remains Open Through End of June; Gym Rumored as Replacement

Last modified June 4, 2014 at 9:07 am

Plantworks closed for business last Thursday evening; its rent more than doubled to $34,000, as previously reported. However, EV Grieve notes that the adjacent garden center remains open Tuesdays through Thursdays this month. So there’s still an opportunity to green-up your apartment. In the meantime, we’ve been hearing plenty of rumblings about Plantworks’ possible replacement. […]

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ModelFIT Fitness Program Replaces Terry Richardson’s Studio at 212 Bowery

Posted January 8, 2014 at 6:05 am

How about a high-end fitness center for the Bowery? And why not, all the new deep-pocketed residents (i.e. 250 Bowery) need to sweat it out in style. Apparently, the ModelFIT program inked a seven-year lease for 1,500 square-feet on the second floor of 212 Bowery. According to Crain’s, the company that beckons you to “train like […]

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Curbside Gym Pops Up at East Houston Construction Site

Posted May 6, 2013 at 10:21 am

We came across this random older gentleman yesterday afternoon sitting on 2×4 planks in a curbside construction storage area.

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Water Pipe Bursts at 100 Delancey, Duane Reade and Ludlow Fitness Affected

Last modified January 6, 2010 at 7:16 pm

Misfortune strikes again at the junction of Ludlow and Delancey.  This time it’s on the northeast corner and involves a busted water pipe.  Right now, all of 100 Delancey is dark.  Lights off.  Hanging in the window of the Duane Reade is a sign which simply reads “closed for emergency.”  That emergency occurred on the […]

Uncaged on Delancey

Posted January 9, 2009 at 12:12 pm

Last week, obstructive scaffolding was finally removed from the building housing both Duane Reade and Ludlow Fitness. Now, after two years behind bars, sweaty treadmillers are in plain view to all on Delancey. Nevertheless, its removal is still an aesthetic victory for the neighborhood.