You Can Now Take Yoga Classes on Marcus Garvey Boulevard

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Hi Bed Stuy, very sorry for my radio silence this summer. Travels and work have kept me away from the blog, but I hope it’ll calm down soon as we move into fall. Anyway, as I noted this spring, there is now a boutique specializing in art, jewelry, home wares, handmade clothing and accessories open at 410 Marcus Garvey Boulevard, off Halsey Street, called Locale. The owners got in touch to let me know they are now hosting daily yoga classes here, which is something you can’t find much around the neighborhood. The studio, according to Locale owner Donald Edwards, promotes “holistic health through private and small group classes that offer more adjustments, attention to detail, and specialized instruction.” It’s also the only studio in Bed Stuy with its own aerial hammocks — just check out the photos!

There are lots of classes to choose from, including Aerial Yoga Basics, Candlelight Vinyasa Wine – Down (yoga + a complimentary glass of wine! YES!), Vinyasa Flow, Children’s Yoga and Senior’s Yoga. There is also a “Fitness Fight Club,” which focuses on more general fitness. If it looks interesting, then check out the studio schedule for details on classes.

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Photos courtesy of Locale


Tracking the Openings Along Marcus Garvey Boulevard

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Hope everyone had a great holiday weekend. I stayed in the neighborhood, and on a walk up Marcus Garvey Boulevard from Fulton Street I was struck by the changes coming to the stretch. Tracking business openings in Bed Stuy is interesting; because the neighborhood is so large you don’t see openings in any confined or specific locale. And on Marcus Garvey, there are still plenty of empty storefronts separating the newcomers. But it really is nice to see more commercial life on the street. Pictured above, Wing It is now at 439 MGB, between Macon and Macdonough. The place will serve wings (of course), burgers, salads, sandwiches and soul food.

Across the street at 410 MGB, the gift shop Locale has opened. I wrote about the store back in April. And the Mexican restaurant Tepache looks like it’ll open any day now on the northwest corner of MGB and Halsey Street. (I spoke with the owner about the new space last month.)


Finally, anybody have more details on this? It’s the old Marcus Vineyard space between Halsey and Macon. I couldn’t find details about Tree House online, so let me know if you know more than I do. UPDATE: It looks like the operators of this new spot will request a liquor license from Community Board 3 at the next monthly meeting.

UPDATE #2: A commenter points out that the landlord of the former Jeffrey’s location, at 426A Marcus Garvey, is looking for a new restaurant tenant. I’ve never been inside but it seems like a huge space.

“Village Shop”-Style Boutique Will Open at 410 Marcus Garvey Boulevard Next Month

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A boutique called Locale is set to open at 410 Marcus Garvey Boulevard, right off Halsey Street. The opening date is right around the corner and set for early May. Here are details about the shop offered by the owners, Sandi and Don. They are residents of Bed Stuy and this is their first business in Brooklyn.

Locale is a “village shop” specializing in art, jewelry, home wares, handmade clothing and accessories, as well as vintage curiosities. We also provide a mindful selection of grocery, dry goods, and apothecary.

All of our products are handmade and fair traded, supporting micro entrepreneurs and creative artisans locally and abroad. We pride ourselves in curating the best items the cottage industry has to offer with a collection of unique and one-of-a-kind items from across the globe, some never seen in Brooklyn before, but all made with a story.

Seems like it’ll be an awesome place to stop in and grab a unique gift. If you’re interested in becoming a vendor at Locale, you can fill out a contact form at the website. Looking forward to one less vacant storefront on MGB!