Age: 27 Neighborhood: Bed-Stuy Most Likely to: Have a deep and heartfelt conversation with you upon meeting you Favorite Quote: “American history is longer, larger, more various, more beautiful and more terrible than anything anyone has ever said about it.” - James Baldwin Ashleigh Eubanks is a woman of few words. Not because she has nothing to say, but because there's so much that needs to be done—and she's doing it. She's an instrumental member of the Audre Lorde...
You know what yoga and yoga-barre group classes typically are? Many things, but top on that list are affluent and very white. So Corinne Wainer and Shauny Lamba, cofounders of SHAKTIBARRE in Williamsburg, are working to change that. Through an array of holistic health classes (in-studio and in an actual classrooms, like with books, tables, and chairs), sliding scale prices, a café with an Ayurvedic menu, and upcoming programs for local public school youth,...
Beside Magazine, dedicated to outdoor enthusiasts across America In this age of connectivity, we all need to get out, and hike, or fish, or camp, and unplug in nature a little more. This brand new magazine will inspire you to do so. besidemagazine.com, $18.50 Armstrong’s All Natural Piñon Pine Salve Use it for the health of your butcher block, skin, lips, or hair—this salve will improve the well being of most things that need moisture, nothing artificial included....
Sudden underground asphyxiation, thumb cramps, shortness of comprehension, tightness of face, dissociative drinking—what’s a well-balanced urban lifestyle without a few stress and fatigue-induced health concerns? It would be pointless, because without any ailments, you would never go to the spa, and a life without spas is as pointless as a life without the city. You might as well go live in the country, where life is a spa every day and honeybees bring you...
I’m a runner. Neither yoga nor barre classes have appealed to me historically. On one hand, I prefer exercising outside, and alone, rather than with groups and indoors. And on the other, boutique fitness culture has also turned me off. The kind that idealizes unattainable physiques, feels interpersonally or socially inauthentic, and is, you know, very, very white—not to mention expensive. “I did the research, and 82.2 percent of the boutique fitness population are women,”...
  Ever wondered how you could support ethical, sustainable businesses? Welcome to a new series highlighting products, services and organizations that are ‘doing well by doing good’. Brooklyn Bicycle Company, defines their purpose as “to connect people with the places they call home, fostering meaningful relationships and contributing to local economies—thereby strengthening communities the world over.” We spoke to Ryan Zagata from Brooklyn Bicycle Company, who resides in Williamsburg, Brooklyn with his wife and two children, and...

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