In the News: Another Fitness Studio

••• A long look at the Ear Inn, “beloved by book editors and longshoremen,” just because. There’s a terrific photo from 1973. —New York Times

••• “Community Board 1 is pushing for a study by the City’s Department of Transportation of traffic at the intersection [of River Terrace and Warren] in northern Battery Park City, as a preliminary step toward having traffic control measures (such as a stop sign or traffic light) installed there.” —Broadsheet

••• Trainer Justin “Gelband—who took a hiatus from the New York fitness scene after parting ways with ModelFIT, the celebrity-centric studio he cofounded in 2014—is back with his own eponymous space [on the second floor at 86 Walker] in the Tribeca neighborhood of Manhattan. There, he offers his signature hands-on approach in both one-on-one and group sessions. What’s more, dance-cardio and Pilates classes, taught by Gelband-approved instructors, are also on offer.” Grammar time! “In precise, traditional usage, an ‘eponym’ is someone or something that gives its name to something else,” explains the New York Times. “So ‘eponymous’ describes the giver of the name, NOT the receiver….” The right word here would’ve been namesake. Vogue

••• Daytonian in Manhattan on 73 Warren: “This striking 1891 building in Tribeca was home to a women’s rubber dress shields that prevented Victorian perspiration stains.”


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  1. Regarding the River Terrace traffic study, it’s curious that cb1 did not know the correct date when stoplights were installed at Warren and North End. According to The Broadsheet, they said it was a year or two ago. In reality it was only three months ago, in August 2018.