Culture on the Cheap
Noble Yoga: R.I.P.
As some of you might have noticed, the Yoga studio at the corner of Noble Street and Manhattan Avenue has folded. This came to my attention not because I am a yoga maven (I’m not), but because the mural on the first floor advertising their services (which I sort of liked) has been effectively eradicated. Here is what has taken its place.
I am by education and avocation an artist. For this reason I place a very high premium on visual aesthetics. I am also of the belief that people respond to the environment around them. Conversely, one can tell a lot about an entity —be it private of public —by what they put into community “space”. This is why I rail against Feddertecture, Karl Fischer and the deplorable state of the public space available to my fellow Greenpointers. Each of the previous in its own inimitable way says “you don’t matter.” The fact that more attention has been lavished upon making our local sewage treatment plant pleasing to the eye than the so-called “luxury” housing being built in the Garden Spot only drives the point home. But I digress. Let’s just say that I find the above melange displeasing.
Granted, the Noble Yoga mural was an advertisement. The two elephants that once graced this wall were a bit crude, but they did have their charm. They were a lot easier on the eyes than this.
You and me both, honey. You and me both. But the above missive was not the only criticism of the new “art work” to be found at Noble Yoga’s former digs.
🙂 My sentiments exactly. 🙂