Now you can get fit and eat right…all under one roof. New York Yankees slugger Mark Teixeira has teamed up with Marcus Antebi, the founder and ECO of Juice Press, to create Soho Strength Lab.
As Teixeira said of Antebi, “When you can put unprocessed, raw green juice into your body there’s so many great benefits as a person and as an athlete.”
Now, after working out at the Strength Lab, gym-goers can replenish their bodies with fresh-pressed juices. The lab is also offering smoothies, raw food, salads and sandwiches. All of the food is vegan, organic and kosher.
As Teixeira said, “When I was 25, I could go out lift like an animal, go out and play a full game, and then eat whatever I wanted afterwards and not feel any of the effects. I’d sleep fine and have plenty of energy for the next day.As I get older, nutrition has become so much more important. Making good decisions are very important to me and Juice Press helps with those decisions.”
The plan is to launch five of these Juice Press stores in the next six months. Look for the locations on Greenwich Street and West 55th Street.
A startup in Soho is making waves. Canary is a new security gadget created by New York tech entrepreneur Adam Sager that has everyone talking. It’s slightly larger than a soda can and it recently won the most successful fundraising campaign for crowdfunding site Indegogo by raising $2 million.
As Sager told the Daily News, “Canary is the first smart home security device for everyone. It’s the easiest way to connect to your home and look after your pets and belongings.”
Canary has been created by the Soho-based tech startup called Canary and costs $199. It is already on the market and can be purchased for delivery in July 2014 from Canary.is.
Canary was originally funded by the tech venture capital firm Brooklyn Bridge Ventures. As Sager said about their product, “The momentum is very high. Every day we are getting purchases from all over the world.”
For Canary to work, all that you need is a Wi-Fi connection in your home and a smartphone in your hand. You don’t need to install sensors. With its built-in HD video camera and safety sensors that track motion, temperature, and air quality, it has everything you need to keep your home safe and monitored.
If Canary notices that something out of the ordinary is happening in your home, you’ll get a text message or push notification. You can also see live video or recorded events.
Alzheimer’s Disease is an irreversible and progressive brain disease that as many as 5.1 million Americans are coping with. While it is progressive and irreversible, many believe that with the proper memory care, patients can continue to stimulate their brains and to remain active for longer.
Finding the right Memory Care Program for an Alzheimer’s patient is a time consuming and difficult task, but not one that is impossible. HealthBridge Management, for instance, has a number of facilities in New Jersey, Virginia and other locations that offer this type of care for patients. As described on the CareVirginia website, “Our Memory Care Teams are trained in techniques that enhance communication and care for people living with this diagnosis. Activities and recreation programs are tailored for individuals with memory impairments and focus on each Resident’s abilities, not his or her disabilities.”
With Daniel Straus, HealthBridge CEO, the Memory Care Programs offer a safe and secure environment. They have full-time program directors, 24 hour a day skilled nurses, a specially trained staff and tailored recreation programs. These assisted living programs allow family members to rest assure that their loved one is being cared for and that their mental abilities are being exercised and examined at all times.
Certainly, for anyone with a loved one with Alzheimer’s, the centers of this sort, like the Daniel Straus, HealthBridge options, are one very good choice for patients and their families.
If you’re looking for a place to be pampered in SoHo, nothing beats the new Tenoverten. This boutique salon already has two locations in Manhattan, and the SoHo location now creates a third. The store bills itself as a “beautiful apartment” rather than a salon, inviting customers to come and experience the feeling of a home away from home. The store has raw wood floors, limestone slab tables, a minimalistic décor and lovely outdoor space in the warm weather.
They have manicures, pedicures, waxing and eye care and advertise that they do parties and home visits as well. Welcome to the neighborhood Tenoverten! They are located at 132 W. Houston Street for anyone getting ready to pop over.
New Yorkers will enjoy many feasts for the eyes and the hearts as the New Year unfolds. Here are a few of the must-see exhibitions.
1. Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Met currently has an exhibition entitled “Korea’s Golden Kingdom. Featured until February 23th, 2014, the exhibition features over 100 objects that were created between AD 400 and 800 which was Silla’s seminal period. As described on the Met page about the exhibit, “The exhibition is the first in the West to focus exclusively on the arts of Silla. Among the highlights are exquisite regalia discovered from the tombs of royalty and the elite; unique treasures made in places between China and the Mediterranean and preserved in Korea; and Buddhist icons and reliquaries reinterpreting pan-Asian styles with native aesthetics.”
2. Phoenix Ancient Art: Owned by Hicham Aboutaam and Ali Aboutaam, Phoenix Ancient Art is currently showcasing an exhibition entitled “Sacred Scents and Flames from the Ancient World.” It is showing at their New York gallery through February 12th, 2014. As Ali Aboutaam explained, “The exhibition gives a fascinating opportunity to see an important selection of ancient lamps and the incense burners and to explore how the ancient civilizations of Pre-Classical and Classical world designed their lighting devices. From the very beginning various religions worshipped the eternal, divine flame, and even the most powerful kings had to pay a tribute to a flame. Incense which is closely linked to fire and flame quickly became the important element in the liturgical ceremonies in various religions. An Islamic bronze censer shaped as a feline, which is dated to the 11th century A.D., is a masterpiece of the bronze cast technique; its surface is an openwork in the shape of floral motifs, which allowed the perfumed smoke to escape and spread.”
Enjoy the year ahead with these, and many other exhibitions.
New Year’s Eve is almost upon us and you simply haven’t made any plans yet. Not to worry. Here is a list of some places where you still might get in, and enjoy yourself for the evening.
- The Standard Hotel: They are throwing a glamorous, black-tie NYE party at the Boom Boom Room where Icona Pop will perform. Tickets start at $250.
- TAO Downtown: This celebration starts with food and an open Perrier Jouet bar and then continues with a midnight ball drop and Absolute Elyx cocktails. You can stay until 8 in the morning with a breakfast bar.
- STandar Highline: They will be having a party at Le Bain with the Tiki Disco. Expect Eli Escobar, Lloydski, and Andy Pry DJing and a special performance from Curses and Tiffany Roth of Midnight Magic.
- Gansevoort Park Avenue: Now this is really an offer. Use the “Get Celebrating” package to enjoy a suite with champagne, entry to the rooftop party, breakfast for two in bed and monogrammed robes.
- Manon: This restaurant in the Meatpacking District has dinner and tickets to the lounge to enjoy the open bar and a special guest DJ. Tickets start at $125.
- The Soho Grand: Now this is a party to behold. They are having their mask-mandatory Black & White NYE party. It’s hosted by Peter Davis, Byrdie Bell, Janine Durham, and Steven Rojas. The DJ lineup includes Harley Viera Newton and Florencia Galarza. Tickets start at $185.
- BangOn! NYC: For something in a better price range, check out this grand warehouse party in Brooklyn which will include acts like Deniz Koyu and Bob Moses. Tickets start at only $40.
If you’re in the New York area and interested in the art world, there are a few up and coming women with talent who are certainly worth watching. While this list only includes a few of them, there are certainly many more.
Harper Montgomery: Dr. Montgomery is current the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Professor of Modern and Contemporary Latin American Art and Distinguished Lecturer at Hunter College. She received her Ph.D. in Art History at the University of Chicago. Harper Montgomery was the curator in the Print Department at the Museum of Modern Art and she has organized a number of exhibits at Hunter College. These include Open Work in Latin America, New York and Beyond: Conceptualism Reconsidered, 1967-1978 (2013) and the Trienal Poli/Gráfica de San Juan (2005), among others. She teaches courses at Hunter College on modern and contemporary art, and global modernism and and conceptualism.
Roxana Marcoci is the Curator in the Department of Photography at The Museum of Modern Art. She receive her PhD in Art History, Theory and Criticism from The Institute of Fine Arts, New York University (1998). She has organized numerous exhibitions including: The Shaping of New Visions: Photography, Film, Photobook (2012–13); Taryn Simon: A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters I-XVIII (2012); Sanja Iveković: Sweet Violence (2011); Projects 96: Haris Epaminonda (2011) and many others. She has been a visiting critic in the graduate school program at Yale University since 2007 and a contributor to Art Journal, Art in America, Art on Paper, Aperture, Index, and Trans.
Lilian Tone is Assistant Curator in the Department of Painting and Sculptures at The Museum of Modern Art. She has a BA from the Law School of The University of São Paulo and a BA from Fine Arts College, Armando Alvares Penteado Foundation, São Paulo. She served as an adjunct curator, 25th Bienal de São Paulo (1999–2000); curatorial consultant, Museu Rodin Bahia (2002–2003); and adjunct faculty, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College (2001–2005). She has organized many exhibitions at MoMA.