With capitalism reigning supreme in Bushwick, places like Body Actualized, with their communist philosophy and hippie dippy vibes, are no longer embraced or welcomed in a neighborhood that sold one of its best churches to the devil. And so, the closing of Body Actualized seems like a natural nail in the coffin.
Once a haven for yoga and political propaganda, the Body Actualized Center is no more. Like Brooklyn Fire Proof, it seems a part of the old school of Bushwick, where a dream and a plucky attitude was enough to get you by in the world of business. But in New Era Bushwick, you’ve got to have the cold-bloodedness of a Jordan Belfort type mixed with the loose moral compass and artisanal style of Martha Stewart.
Upon interviewing a “yoga instructor” from the establishment, Jira Mumbojumbo, a 29-year-old from Buffalo, The Burning Bush was informed that the communist principles of Body Actualized have no place in Bushwick anymore. “Even though our form of communism is focused on bringing every artist down to the same level as everyone else–so as to keep art in the neighborhood baseline bad–there’s no room for such things in Bushwick anymore, where the goal of art is to make money, not cause annoyance or change.” Too true. Meanwhile, it is rumored that the location is expected to become a boutique baby clothing store.
Written by Genna Rivieccio