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The venues that made Brooklyn weddings a thing: The Green Building and 501 Union

Photo: Love and Wolves Co It’s hard to believe, but nearly 10 years ago, The Green Building opened in Gowanus and helped turn Brooklyn into one of the country’s hottest wedding destinations. When its sister venue, 501 Union opened in 2013 across the street, it made the area of Union and Bond one of the most popular places to marry in the borough: both venues host multiple weddings each weekend at the height of wedding season. The appeal of each space has only grown over time, as each venue continually adds new features. Here are the latest and greatest additions you can look forward to if you tie the knot here: A new bar program at The Green Building Photo: Isabelle Selby Photography From mild-mannered to opulent, the GB’s…

A new Transcendental Meditation Center hopes to calm Brooklyn down

Kelly McKay, Director of the new Brooklyn Transcendental Meditation Center, with Jonathan Goldstein, a certified TM instructor. Photo: Brooklyn Transcendental Meditation Center It’s indisputable that Brooklyn residents and others in urban areas are more stressed out than others. Earlier this week, when I was picking up my son from school, we had to run from an active shooter who opened fire in the Fulton Mall. The suspect was a 15-year-old boy. “Studies show that just being exposed to sounds of urban environments create higher levels of anxiety and depression, says Kelly McKay, a certified instructor of Transcendental Meditation. “Nature sounds actually correlate directly with reduction of anxiety…