Monday, 24 December 2012

Great Summer Day, Great Outdoor Workout

I am not a morning person but since the it looked beautiful outdoors, I decided to head out earlier than usual and prepare myself for an outdoor workout at the park. I took no equipment (mainly because i forgot my jump rope), I didn't even take my car (not like I have one), so I ended up jogging (warm up).

When I arrived at the park, I went straight to work. My workout included:

Jump Squat-

Saturday, 22 December 2012

Discount for Gaiam Kettlenetics Slim and Tone Kit

Gaiam Kettlenetics Slim and Tone Kit

Gaiam Kettlenetics Slim and Tone Kit
Kettlenetics was created by international fitness sensation Michelle Khai, a lifelong fitness advocate, former professional dancer and all-star celebrity trainer. Kettlenetics is a totally unique, dance inspired exercise program that uses the kBell to swing, slim and sculpt your entire body strong and slender. The easy flowing moves are set to incredible, upbeat music, for fast, fun, total body slimming.Created by international fitness sensation Michelle Khai, Kettlenetics is a dance-inspired ke Read More >>

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  • Beginner and advanced workouts help you go at your own pace and see progressive results
  • Program created by international fitness sensation michelle khai

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Thursday, 20 December 2012

A Good Sign: Travel

A reader sent in this lovely photo of an old sign that sits above a children's clothing store called Thank Heaven on Austin Street in Forest Hills. It used to be for a travel agency called Plan Travel. I like the font very much. Very tiki. Makes me think of tropical locales. 

Monday, 17 December 2012

Overcoming the deadlift

Photo by familymwr

If you have been deadlifting for some time now, you may have experienced some lower back pain. You've also realized that performing the deadlift week after week was a great contributor to why you were overtraining.
Well, lucky for you there are ways that allow you train the deadlift constantly. Instead of performing the deadlift with a barbell, use a hex-bar

Since the

Friday, 14 December 2012

Bigger Arms Using Bodyweight Exercises

Photo by Beverly & Pack

I have been training with bodyweight exercises for sometime, and I have noticed that my arms have grow especially my biceps. It's kind of amazing of what bodyweight exercises are capable of. I was not expecting my arms to grow at the rate they are growing. I have been performing simple bodyweight movements that many people neglect because they consider them to be too

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Harvey's Chelsea House Recalled By Former Waiter

Two weeks ago, I reminisced about the long gone Harvey's Chelsea House. One week ago, I published the reminiscences of a couple readers who remembers the bygone Chelsea landmark. Now I have a lengthy memory shared by a former Harvey's Chelsea House waiter! Here it is:
Thanks for covering one of the great NYC institutions of the 70's and 80's. I was a waiter at Harvey's from 1977 into the early 80's. Some more details that you might not be aware of - or might enjoy remembering:
Sandy Dennis did come into Harvey's regularly. In fact, I remember working a late lunch shift on one of those cloudy Manhattan days when the sky suddenly opens up and a wall of water descends suddenly and with very little warning. Sandy Dennis must've been in the neighborhood and totally got caught in the downpour. She came running into Harvey's practically drowned holding a newspaper (fast becoming paper mache) over her head. In her haste she practically ran into me and we both started laughing like school kids. I said "Honey, I am sorry, but you look just like you did in 'The Out-of-Towners.'"
We also had a number of other celebrity regulars in those days... I remember waiting on Rock Hudson, the late great Lynn Thigpen, Pamela Reed... the costume shop Brookes Van Horn was located around the corner. And a lot of those people ate lunch at Harvey's Norma "the bead lady," Academy Award-winning designer Ann Roth, designer Gary Jones. 
Dick Harvey was one of the best employers and restaurant owners I have ever met in my life. He was fair, generous and once you had proven yourself, you were part of his family. And that family was diverse—most of the waiters (all men) were gay, the kitchen was Chinese, the bartenders were straight and the busboys were Egyptian.
Oh, a bit of historical detail—I believe 108 W. 18th St., aka Harvey's, was one of the original Annhauser-Busch bars. The first floor was the original space, then Dick opened up the basement as a private event dining room (JFK Jr. came to a bachelor party held there one night). Dick loved historical detail—and there was a barbers' chair in that area that Louis B. Mayer had gotten his regular haircut in. (I think Dick also purchased Gloria Swanson's classic Rolls Royce which he drove and his wife would sit in the back). Dick also expanded onto the second and third floors of the building recreating the look and feel of the main floor—paneling to match the honduras mahoganny, brass fixtures and beveled mirrors. The second floor was regularly used for dining and the third floor was used mostly for private events. Dick had an elevator put in to expedite getting the food up to the third floor and to save the waiters' and busboys' backs.
Hope you've enjoyed this trip down memory lane your article inspired.
Peter L.

Monday, 10 December 2012

Downtown Brooklyn Cafeteria Glimpsed Once Again

The removal of some signage from a Jay Street Sprint store in downtown Brooklyn has uncovered a former resident of the block, indicated by a half of lovely old sign, saying "Cafeteria." Fantastic font on that sign. There is a red circle with a "W" in the middle of it, and there appears to be another "W" under the red section of the old/new sign that still remains.

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Scary Christmas

The residents of Cobble Hill know well the house on the corner of Kane and Strong Place's habit of impaling dozens of small jack o'lanterns of the spikes of its wrap-around cast iron fence every Halloween. And they know how the owners of that house leave the pumpkins there to slowly decompose as the days dwindle down to a precious few. Jack and his brothers are looking pretty haunting these days, some eight weeks after Oct. 31. Still, I'd like to put a Santa hat on each and every one of them.

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

A Glimpse of Grandness Under the Siding

A lot of crimes against humanity and beauty were committed fifty years ago or so when the aluminum siding came a-callin' along the streets of eastern Williamsburg. Homes along thoroughfares like Frost, Richardson, Withers and Humboldt are papered with the ugly stuff, masking what are probably fairly handsome, but humble, brick, brownstone and wooden homes. You just know you might be strolling down an attractive lane if it were not for some vile mid-century sales pitch by some itinerant tin man.

Some home owners, apparently, resisted the aesthetic onslaught a bit, even as they gave in. Take the odd specimen above, on Frost Street. The personality-fleecing siding is there, all right. And beige, to boot! But someone who didn't care about architectural beauty would have given up on that ornate central window, yanked it out, and replaced it with a new, pane-less, rectangular job. Instead, this citizen, however, made the siding men work around the lovely, arched window. The doors also look old. A little bit of 19th century peeking out from beneath the horror of the 20th.

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Discount for Omron Body Logic Fat Loss Monitor model HBF-306C(Silver)

Omron Body Logic Fat Loss Monitor model HBF-306C(Silver)

Omron Body Logic Fat Loss Monitor model HBF-306C(Silver)
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