02/20/13 3:24pm

Since Abhaya Yoga studio opened in Dumbo in April 2010, they have had a big following from Dumbo residents and people who work in and around Dumbo. Abhaya is also an educational center where yoga teachers in training come to study from all over the country. The only dedicated yoga studio in Dumbo offers 34 classes of various levels throughout the week but also has a yoga practice combined with live music (the only one of its kind that we know of).

Every Friday evening from 6:30 – 8pm, Abhaya Yoga offers a full flowing practice with live music to kick off your weekend mood with DJ’s, drummers, Kirtan singers, and more. Every Sunday morning from 8 – 9:30am, students can experience the bright early sunshine combined with the sweet sounds of live music.

About the founder Tara Glazier (from abhayayoga.com):

Tara Glazier, a long-time professional classical ballet dancer, pursued a modern dance carrier in New York City after receiving her BFA in Dance Pedagogy at the University of Hartford/ Hartt School. During her time in NYC, she fell in love with yoga, studied to become a certified Anusara as well as Vinyasa teacher and made it her life’s passion. It has been a great gift for Tara to create a community at Abhaya Yoga where friends can come together to share the conversation of yoga in a beautiful, supportive environment.

About Abhaya Yoga Studio:

Abhaya yoga specializes in a dynamic style of Hatha yoga which draws influence from Anusara and Vinyasa yoga. All classes are taught by highly skilled teachers who seek to integrate heart, mind and body. The studio is open seven days a week with regular daily classes as well as special events and workshops. New students get one week of unlimited yoga for $25.

Abhaya Yoga (www.abhayayoga.com)
10 Jay Street, Suite 600, Brooklyn, NY 11201

01/29/13 1:50pm


The following four condos are new to the Dumbo Brooklyn market for the week of January 20 – 28, 2013:

  • 01/23/2013: 100 Jay Street #6J (Corcoran), $475,000 ($816/sf), $350/mo cc, $10/mo tax (J-51 Abatement expires in 2023), 582sf, 1 bed, 1 bath
  • 01/23/2013: 85 Adams Street #6B (Corcoran), $719,000 ($848/sf), $718/mo cc, $23/mo tax (J-51 Abatement expires in 2023), 847sf, 2 bed, 1 bath
  • 01/23/2013: 100 Jay Street #28A (Sotheby’s), $2,100,000 ($1,227/sf), $1,184/mo cc, (J-51 Abatement expires in 2023), 1,711sf, 3 beds, 2.5 baths
  • 01/24/2013: 79 Bridge Street #4I (Rutenberg Realty), $775,000 ($824/sf), $439/mo cc, $1/mo tax (J-51 Abatement expires in 2014), 940sf, 1 bed, 1 bath

(100 Jay Street #6J)

100 Jay Street has 6 active listings averaging $1,050 per square feet, and has 300 recorded sales at $861 per square feet. This “junior one bedroom” is one of the most affordable units in Dumbo. This will probably sell within a month, according one broker we spoke to.

(85 Adams Street #6B)

This condo has two bedrooms with 10 foot ceilings and asking $719k. It was last sold in August 2010 for $635k according to city records. Per listing: “This spacious home displays a gracious living room plus a smartly designed 2nd BR/guest room, facing south both the main living and master bedroom get a vast amount of light.”

(100 Jay Street #28A)

The best feature of this spacious condo is the view overlooking lower Manhattan and the two bridges. This is a legal 3 bedroom currently used as a 2 bedroom apartment. But that view!

(79 Bridge Street #4I)

“This loft is graced with beautiful white oak hardwood floors throughout, oversized double pane windows and original brick walls.” Condo board approval required.

See all ‘new to market’ posts

12/07/12 2:00pm

We previously mentioned that The Playroom at EGG is opening their doors for kids and family programming for Dumbo. They have a grand opening on Sunday, December 9, 2012 from 10am – 6pm. The grand opening presents live music, child’s theatre, raffles, and entertainment for the family.

The Playroom at EGG DUMBO
egg by susan lazar (www.egg-baby.com)
72 Jay Street, Brooklyn NY 11201
tel: 917-658-4939

11/19/12 1:00pm

EGG by Susan Lazar introduces the grand opening of The Playroom at EGG Baby (72 Jay Street, Brooklyn, N.Y.), a space in Dumbo where children, parents and caregivers will find a dynamic array of unique and creative programming for kids and adults. A grand-opening event will be held December 9, 2012, and will highlight The Playroom’s diverse offerings.

The centerpiece of The Playroom’s schedule will be its 10-week curriculum of imaginative classes for children, starting in January, with sneak peek drop-in classes available in December, dates to be announced. The classes are a mix of local favorites (such as John Carlin’s Kids Music Underground and AudraRox’s Music For Aardvarks & Other Mammals) and programs that have never before been offered in Dumbo. Among the new options are:

  • Fairy Tale Theater, a drop-off class for ages 3 to 5 in which children explore story-telling, song and creative movement while adapting favorite classic and contemporary fairy tales. Led by Child’s Play NY, which was ranked in Time Out New York Kids’ 2012 Class Guide as among the city’s best theater programs for kids.
  • Toddler Tom Toms!, a percussion-and-drum-focused music class where kids explore the unique names and sounds of a variety of percussion instruments. Children will be exposed to musical concepts like rhythm, speed and volume dynamics, as well as naming, sharing, movement, colors and counting. Led by Stephen Hund, who runs drum schools in New York and Barcelona.
  • Dynamic Mama and Baby, a Pilates-based postpartum workout designed to help moms strengthen both their core and their community. Led by Frances Darnell, a certified Pilates instructor.

In addition to scheduled courses, The Playroom will offer one-hour drop-in open play sessions. Open play will cost $10 for one session, $40 for a pack of five sessions, and $80 for a ten-pack of sessions. Exact days and times for drop-in classes will be posted soon on www.egg-baby.com.

The Playroom will also host a range of adult support groups, classes and one-time workshops.

The Playroom will host a grand opening event highlighting its programming options on Dec. 9, 2012. Details about the event will be posted soon at www.egg-baby.com.

For more information and the complete class schedule, contact Program Director Alisha Nissenfeld at alisha@egg-baby.com or visit www.egg-baby.com.

10/24/12 10:16am

In just two weeks, the new St. Ann’s Warehouse at 29 Jay Street will show the American Premiere of the Baxter Theatre of South Africa’s Mies Julie.

Susan Feldman, Artistic Director of St. Ann’s said in an email newsletter, “We are tremendously grateful to all who have helped us stay in DUMBO and activate the new warehouse. We are meeting our new neighbors — great bars and restaurants! — and we’re particularly thrilled to welcome Brooklyn Roasting from next door as our coffee bar. We’re hustling to put up our posters, hang our banners, and add the finishing touches we need to start greeting you on November 8th. So, come celebrate this bountiful confluence of riches — Mies Julie was too good to pass up when we saw it in Edinburgh, and it is our great privilege to now pass it on to you. It’s really incredible. See you soon at St. Ann’s Warehouse!”

Mies Julie will be showing from November 8 – December 2, 2012. For info and tickets, go to stannswarehouse.org/current_season.php?show_id=77.

St. Anne’s Warehouse (stannswarehouse.org)
29 Jay Street, Brooklyn NY 11201

St. Ann's Warehouse

10/18/12 3:00pm


The following two condos are new to the Dumbo Brooklyn market for the week of October 8 – 14, 2012:

  • 10/13/2012: 100 Jay Street #6F (NY Casa Group), $479,000 ($907/sf), $320/mo cc, 528sf, 0 bed, 1 bath
  • 10/12/2012: 70 Washington Street #10U (Two Trees), $1,075,000 ($892/sf), $407/mo cc, $60/mo tax, 1,204sf, 2 bed, 2 bath
  • 10/12/2012: 70 Washington Street #11B (Two Trees), $1,075,000 ($869/sf), $425/mo cc, $62/mo tax, 1,236sf, 2 bed, 2 bath
  • 10/12/2012: 70 Washington Street #3G (Two Trees), $1,465,000 ($843/sf), $674/mo cc, $99/mo tax, 1,737sf, 3 bed, 3 bath
  • 10/09/2012: 70 Washington Street #5J (Sotheby’s), $1,080,000 ($887/sf), $485/mo cc, $70/mo tax, 1,217sf, 1 bed, 1 bath

(100 Jay Street, #6F)

This studio apartment is currently one of three studios on the market in Dumbo. The other two are also in J Condo (#10J for $489,000 and #4J for $499,000). Rentals are going for $2,350. The same layout in another unit (#8F) sold for $435,000 on 7/27/2012.

(70 Washington Street, #10U)

There is another unit with the same layout on the market (#6U) for 1,175,000 (we previously listed it.)

(70 Washington Street, #11B)

(70 Washington Street, #3G)

This corner unit 2+home office condo is 1,737 square feet at $843 per square feet, which is lower by approximately $100 per square feet compared to recent sales for units with the same layout. (This one is on a lower floor).

(70 Washington Street, #5J)

From the listing: “Spacious, pristine, beautiful mint condition loft is perfect for entertaining. This 1,217+/- SF home has a huge living/dining room with soaring 11ft +/- ceilings. Beautiful sunsets, downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridge views from oversized windows. Open chef’s kitchen is state of the art with stainless SubZero, Viking and Thermador appliances.”

See all ‘new to market’ posts