For the active rock climbers of NYC, this new gym will be bigger and better than the other Brooklyn Boulders locations around the city. According to a recent report by Crain’s, negotiations for the 35,000-square-foot indoor-climbing facility are in the works for the Bushwick space on 121 Morgan Avenue.
The third, and largest, Brooklyn Boulders location will feature a rock climbing wall of about 40-feet or more. However, this will only be possible if they are allowed by their landlord to raise the roof from its current height of 20-feet. The company’s two other locations — in Gowanus and Long Island City — have rock climbing walls that reach only 30-feet high.
Brooklyn Boulders’ president and co-founder, Lance Pinn, told Crain’s that the decision to put this huge new facility in Bushwick was partially motivated by the fact that the L train will be shutting down in 2019. He said:
“People won’t move away because of the shutdown. So the thought is [that] more of them will stay in town to work and play.”
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