1. Happy National Coffee Day!

    Did you miss out on the celebrations? Or did you enjoy some free coffee today?

    If you missed out, remember. Free Coffee in the Lobby on Thursdays! 

     

  2. BROOKLYN MUSEUM with FFIR Meleko

    There is still space available to join FFIR Meleko as well as RAs Brooke and Elle for a visit to the Brooklyn Museum this Saturday, October 4th. There will also be a free (and delicious) dinner to follow the museum. If you’re interested, sign up here. We’ll be meeting in the lobby at 4:30pm. Don’t forget your metro card!

     


  3. IMPORTANT INFO RE: TELEPHONE SERVICE

    2ndstreethall:

    ITS will be performing maintenance on the Telephone Service in the 2nd Street Residence Hall on Tuesday, 9/30, beginning at 10am.
     
    Wireless and wired network service will not be affected.

    Please contact the IT Service Desk at 1-212-998-3333, option 2 with any questions.
     

  4. How is your weekend Second Street? 

    All the shows are coming back for the fall, but instead of focusing on those this week…

    I wanted to share my favorite film-tangential youtube channels. 

    The first is Honest Trailers which tells you (as the title suggests) what the film is really about- honestly. Here is one of my favorites.  

    The second is Cinema Sins. It’s absolutely hilarious if you’re into that observational type of humor. They can run long sometimes, but I can watch them over and over. Here is one of my favorites. 

    Note: They are both Batman and Robin. And, if you have the time this weekend to see the 1997 masterpeice, Batman and Robin (if you’re into the poorly made film type of humor), definitely do it!

    Happy Watching 

    - Jenna B. 

     


  5. NYC Meditation Week

    This week (Sept. 26-Oct. 2) is Meditation Week and there are free meditation classes around the city. At 166 Essex St (right south of Houston and only about 10 minutes from Second Street), there will be a class on Monday Sept. 29 7:30-9 pm. 

    Check out their website for more information: http://www.nycmeditation.org/manhattan/

    (Also, you can join RA Jenna B. Oct 6 for a 4th Floor Trip to GCASL for Mindfulness Mondays Meditation, more information to come)

     


  6. Get Your Yoga On

    Yoga as a practice has definitely grown in popularity over the past decade or so, and it’s not difficult to see why. The benefits of yoga span over a wide range of health and wellness areas: physical, mental, and spiritual health are improved with each sun salutation.

    One of the greatest things about it is that there are many different styles and levels of yoga, so it is easy for anyone to try, and it can be a very individually tailored practice. 

    Some of the overall benefits include:

    • Improved Flexibility
    • Improved Strength
    • Increased Muscle Tone
    • Improved Balance
    • Joint Health
    • Better Breathing
    • Stress Reduction
    • Mental Calmness and Clarity
    • Body Awareness
    • AND MORE!

    As September (which happens to be National Yoga Month) draws to a close, check out these great yoga studios, right in the east village.

    You can often find me at Yoga to the People :)

    Yoga to the People (12 St. Marks Pl. b/t 2nd & 3rd Aves.)

    Yoga Vida (99 University Pl, or 666 Broadway, Fl 3)

    Bikram Yoga Lower East Side (172 Allen St, Fl 2)

    Om Factory Flight School (873 Broadway , Fl 4)

    Sacred Sounds Yoga (163 Bleecker St, Fl 2)

    AND MANY MORE! If you have a great studio you’d love to share, let us know! 

    And check out this article to read more about the overall benefits of trying out yoga!  http://life.gaiam.com/article/benefits-yoga

    Be Well!

    -RA Eve

     


  7. RA Jenna M.’s Foodie Fridays

    Happy Friday, Second Street!

    It’s that time of week again. Straight from Jenna’s laptop, it’s Foodie Fridays. This week’s segment is about a place that’s really sweet. (And I had the pleasure of returning recently in order to make this review more “up-to-date”. Or, at least, that’s how I justified it. ;) )

    Introducing: Max Brenner

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    Want to feel like you’ve just stepped onto the set of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” without having to see a creepy Johnny Depp circa 2005? Try Max Brenner. Even just entering the door— and being blasted by the smell of chocolate— might give you a sugar rush.

    But seriously, y’all, their food is stellar.

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    I’ve had the opportunity to try a few of the savory dishes on the menu. My favorite? The “Really Cheesy Really Crunchy Mac and Cheese” (pictured above). Max Brenner doesn’t kid around with mac and cheese; this baby lives up to its name. Served up in a gigantic skillet, the mac and cheese is ultra rich, creamy, and loaded up with bacon and tomatoes. It doesn’t even need the mini bottle of marinara sauce that’s served on the side.

    Don’t miss the waffle fries that are dusted in cocoa powder!

    (Another crowd favorite is the “Philly Cheesesteak Waffle”.)

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    If you’ve still managed to have room after dinner, congratulations, you can move onto dessert! The dessert menu is so full of crazy chocolate creations that you will have a hard time choosing just one. I recommend the “Spectacular Melting Chocolate S’mores Sundae” (pictured above), but anything you choose is guaranteed to be delicious.

    Foodie Friday’s Rating

    Deliciousness: ☆☆☆☆☆

    Uggggggh. So good! Come hungry, and whatever you do, save room for dessert!

    Location: ☆☆☆☆

    Located right in Union Square, it’s a dangerously close walk (10-15 minutes) from Second Street.

    Atmosphere: ☆☆☆

    Always crowded and can get pretty loud. Definitely make a reservation in advance.

    Price: $$$

    Fairly pricey. A good place to go for a special occasion or to treat yo’ self. 

    Want to visit?

    Hours: M-TH & Sun. 9:00 am - 12 am, Fri & Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 am

    Address: 841 Broadway, New York, NY 10003

    Website: http://maxbrenner.com/reservations/

    Where should I go next?

    Know a great place near Second Street that you think should be featured on Foodie Fridays? Have a place that you’ve been wanting to try but just haven’t gotten around to it? Tweet your suggestions to @2ndstreethall.