May the Odds Be Ever In Your Favor At Gowanus’ New Archery Gym

May the Odds Be Ever In Your Favor At Gowanus' New Archery Gym

Much like Brooklyn Heights has fruit-related street names and Downtown Brooklyn (#DoBro) has a growing entourage of trend pieces, Gowanus is fast becoming Brooklyn’s go-to neighborhood for esoteric sports. First came the Brooklyn Fencing Center and Brooklyn Boulders, followed by the Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club, and this week, Gotham Archery.

The 7,500-sq-ft space will open at Baltic and Nevins Streets on Friday and will feature two separate rooms—or, Districts, if you will—a larger one with 20 lanes for beginners, as well as a 10-lane room for people who actually know what they’re doing. Before practicing, however, you’ll have to first take a 15-minute introductory lesson followed by 45-minutes of practice for $25, which also includes all-day equipment.

Lest you assume attempting the sport of archery is akin to, oh, I dunno, volunteering as tribute, co-owner Ken Hsu said bluntly, “Literally anybody is able to do this sport.” There you have it. May the odds—oh, fuck it.

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