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Because You’ve Always Wanted to Combine Yoga With Tightrope Walking

Sure, you do yoga, but with the holidays upon us it’s going to take more than a few warrior poses to make you feel centered again after you’ve gorged on turkey and candy canes. So it’s time to up the ante. With yoga on a rope.

Watch our video to hear Tun Khine describe the yoga slacklining course he teaches at Brooklyn Boulders, and hear from one of his novice yoga “slackers.” This is easily the best mashup workout we’ve seen since chessboxing. Just don’t fall downward, dog!

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Here's Why There Was a Papier-Mâché Carrot at Last Night's Domino Hearing

Colin Miles (left) and the dangling carrot. (Photo: Ryan Porush)

Colin Miles (left) and the dangling carrot. (Photo: Ryan Porush)

Friends and foes of the plan to redevelop the Domino Sugar refinery once again had their say last night — and what would a Williamsburg community board meeting be without papier-mâché?
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For PS122, a $31 Million Groundbreaking and Some Groundbreaking Performances

150 First Avenue, at right.

150 First Avenue, at right.

Councilwoman Rosie Mendez, Borough President Scott Stringer, and a slew of officials visited the East Village yesterday to kick off the second phase of a $35 million city-funded project that will bring a new home to Performance Space 122.

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Welcome This New E-Cig Shop to the Circus That Is St. Marks Place

Beyond Vape (Photos: Christopher DiScipio)

Beyond Vape (Photos: Christopher DiScipio)

Beyond Vape (Photos: Christopher DiScipio)

Beyond Vape (Photos: Christopher DiScipio)

Beyond Vape (Photos: Christopher DiScipio)

Beyond Vape (Photos: Christopher DiScipio)

Beyond Vape (Photos: Christopher DiScipio)

Beyond Vape (Photos: Christopher DiScipio)

Beyond Vape (Photos: Christopher DiScipio)

Beyond Vape (Photos: Christopher DiScipio)

Beyond Vape (Photos: Christopher DiScipio)

Beyond Vape (Photos: Christopher DiScipio)

The building on St. Marks that once played host to Andy Warhol’s Exploding Plastic Inevitable, featuring the Velvet Underground, is now home to Beyond Vape — a West Coast-based electronic cigarette store that opened Saturday.
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Here’s Sarah Silverman On Kanye West, Rape Jokes, Her HBO Pilot, and the Word ‘Retarded’

Sarah Silverman (Todd Barry’s onetime housemate in the East Village) was at the 92nd Street Y last night, so we sucked it up and headed uptown to see her chat with Andy Borowitz of the New Yorker. Twas an elucidating convo in which she revealed some of her embarrassing high school jokes (“I don’t know why my fish died, I put it in a tank… top”) and shouted out her favorite comedians, including Kyle Dunnigan, who she’s dating, and Claudia Lonow, who it turns out gave her one of her signature jokes: “I was licking jelly off of my boyfriend’s penis and I thought, oh my God, I’m turning into my mother.”

We’ve transcribed the highlights of the conversation below, and you can watch the whole thing above.
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Mental Note: See This Exhibit at ABC No Rio Before Its Building Is a Distant Memory

tumblr_mw6ah9bxx81qd3ydao1_500There was something I was supposed to post this afternoon, but it seems to have slipped my mind.

Oh, right. “Collect, Store, Retrieve” — a new gallery exhibit at ABC No Rio on the Lower East Side — opens this evening featuring artistic takes on the science of memory.
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Here’s Adam Sandler Getting Taken For a Ride at Katz’s

1459061_10152016313904837_778091153_nAs you know from reading Lil Nugs, the LES blogs have been all atwitter about Adam Sandler filming his new one, “The Cobbler,” in the neighborhood. Last week a storefront on Forsyth Street was transformed into Simkin Shoe Repair for the comedy about a cobbler who can metaphysically step into the lives of his clients. Today, the Lo-Down has some photos from yesterday’s shoot and news that the crew will be back in the hood, at 400 Grand Street, the week of Dec. 8.

But this photo,  just posted by Katz’s, really takes the babka. Sandler popped into the deli yesterday and posed with a couple of fans, by the looks of another photo posted on Reddit. The comments, of course, immediately devolved into two eternal debates: is Sandler funny and are the sandwiches at Katz’s overpriced?