In May, Chelsea Piers will open a gym in Downtown Brooklyn ($165 a month; 265 Schermerhorn St.).
1. Cardio: Life Fitness and Woodway treadmills, ellipticals, and steppers.
2. Lounge: A 4,000-square-foot workspace featuring four library-style tables and paintings by John Zinsser.
3. Café: Fresh & Co., serving Tex-Mex grain bowls ($9), hemp brownies ($4), and fresh-pressed pineapple-and-ginger juice ($8).
4. Studios: A dedicated Pilates room; a hot-yoga studio; a cycling room with software-enhanced bikes.
5. Strength training: Olympic squat racks; hammer strength; benches and barbells.
6. Training space: Wall-to-wall turf; a Queenax training machine used for TRX and boxing classes.
7. Pool: A 75-foot-long pool enclosed in glass walls with Aerobic Exercise classes and one-on-one instruction.
2x2: High-Design Seder Plates
That you’ll use past Passover.
Side by Side
Just-opened places where you can nap — one a wellness club, one a store.
480 Seventh Ave.
Naps: Seven nap pods ($10 for 30 minutes) made with vegan leather and stocked with noise-canceling headphones.
Wares: A café serving baby coconuts ($11), fruit toast with raw honey ($6), and kale-and-quinoa Caesar salads ($9).
Extras: Vinyasa and Yin yoga classes (from $10); guided-meditation classes held thrice daily.
Naps: Six mini-houses where customers can lie on Casper mattresses and listen to (simulated) birds chirping.
Wares: Bedframes (from $95); a mattress for 90-plus-pound dogs ($225); copies of Woolly magazine ($12).
Extras: Panels on sleep and wellness; VR workshops with the Future of Storytelling.
Mikael: Both of us love corduroy but could never find it consistently. One day I thought, No one “owns” corduroy.
Should me and Viktor?
Viktor: Off we went from there. Mikael: We built a corduroy wall in the store that has all our styles — like our indigo straight fit ($160) — in one place. If you want to buy a piece of good meat, you go to the best butcher in town. We want to be that butcher, but, you know, for corduroy.
“Everyone who knows me knows I’m in love with the ’90s. In the salon, I have an actual subway car, covered in old-school-looking graffiti, with pedicure seats inside. We have all the poppin’ candies from the ’90s — Pop Rocks, Sugar Babies; the nail techs wear outfits designed by Dapper Dan and will do airbrushing (from $15) and crystals (from $100). Plus there’s vintage magazines, like Ebony and Word Up! Yesterday, I saw one in there with the Rock on the cover. I was like: ‘Why is the Rock up in here? That’s not from the ’90s.’ I put it in my own stash.”
On April 12, Christina Bryant will open St. Frank, a homewares store that sells handmade objects from around the world, like fertility dolls and zhushed-up surfboards (373 Bleecker St.).
“I’m a 30-something single woman, and I give this fertility doll ($85), made by Ashanti women in Ghana, to all of my single 30-something friends.”
“This textile ($1,275), made by the Otomí of Mexico, has a deer and a rooster embroidered into it, representing luck and prosperity. We keep selling out.”
“This is a beaded-cuff bracelet ($275) made by Navajo artisans in New Mexico. The cross on it symbolizes one of their deities: the spider-god mother.”
“I love this throw ($225) — it’s made from Peruvian baby alpacas, whose hair is much softer than regular alpacas and doesn’t pill like cashmere.”
“We designed these boards (from $1,295) with Gary Linden, a famous surf shaper. Our fabrics are inlaid in the resin, but they can be surfed on too.”
*This article appears in the March 19, 2018, issue of New York Magazine. Subscribe Now!