Catch It: Gotham Scoop 2012

One time, I ran a sixteen-mile race in Central Park.  It was a good run.  Afterwards, I was excited that soon, I would be at the counter window at Zabar’s (2245 Broadway at 80th Street, New York, NY 10024).  I would order the Zabar’s NY Original Toasting Bagel with Vegetable Cream Cheese, and a large Columbian Blend Coffee.

Ten minutes later, I was about to open the door when an urbane lady said, “Miss, excuse me, but I see you are a runner.  What else do you to stay in shape?”

“What else?” I said. “I walk a lot—thanks.”   She headed farther south, I stepped into Zabar’s.

Finally, I was sitting, eating, and thinking about the unexpected compliment. I pondered: “At home, I do two things, three times a week: a workout video and yoga.”

Therefore, my Gotham Scoop for 2012 is: Land Yoga and Joel Harper’s Fitness DVD.


Lara Land, Owner/Instructor, 2116 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York, NY 10026

New Year Workshop

Who: Owner, Lara Land’s premier Land Yoga Workshop and Welcome Home from India Event

When: Friday, January 6th 7:30PM

Where: Meet at Land Yoga (2116 Frederick Douglass Blvd nr. 114th) Walk up to Harlem Flo Boutique for a tea sampling

Why: Learn about desire, resolutions and what yoga teaches about commitment and lasting change!

Cost: $25; Register: under Workshop

Kids Yoga Open House


Tuesday, January 3rd 4-4:45PM Ages 4-7

Thursday, January 5th 4-5:00PM Ages 8-11

Saturday, January 7th 10:15-11AM Ages 2-3 (w/adult)

Saturday, January 7th 11:15-12:15 Family Yoga (Kids 4-8 w/adult(s))


—A Very Happy New Year to you!

Catch it if you can at, and

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2 Responses to Catch It: Gotham Scoop 2012

  1. Lisa says:

    Love your beautiful writing – it inspire’s me every month! It makes me feel like I am right there. I wish I lived back in NY to experience all the wonderful places you come upon.

  2. The website style is perfect, the content is real superb: D.

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