Chelsea Piers is every NYC fitness nerd's wet dream. The sprawling recreational facility is located right on the Hudson River and houses a whole range of activities, from ice hockey to rock climbing to trapeze classes. The location attracts visitors from across the city, but come next year, Brooklynites may no longer have to schlep it across the East River to leap into a giant foam pit.
The venue announced that it signed a lease on a 52,000-square-foot space at 300 Livingston Street in downtown Brooklyn where it will open a new fitness club in early 2018. It's unclear whether or not the new locale will go under the Chelsea Piers moniker (it's neither in Chelsea nor on a pier), but the club will have a separate format than the 400,000-square-foot facility on the west side. Occupying two floors, it'll be strictly a fitness club, so don't hold your breath for a driving range at the new location.
The new space is in a booming area of Brooklyn: The massive new DeKalb Market Hall opened up around the corner followed by Brooklyn's newest Trader Joe's. So if you find yourself overindulging at either one of those locations, at least there will be a new place to sweat away your guilt nearby.