Signage is up now at the former longtime home of the Yippies here near the Bowery.
The new tenant, Overthrow, named for one of the countercultural newspapers that the Yippies published here, aims to be a boxing gym/training facility.
This past week, Throwback NYC partner Joey Goodwin, aka "the Soho Kid," a Golden Gloves contender, sent us information about the club's Indiegogo campaign (looking to raise $50k).
The crowdfunding page includes a lot of details about what to expect from the space, such as:
Overthrow New York will create a brand and a flagship location, which offers a high intensity anaerobic workout based on classes using boxing as a foundation. overthrow nyc provides a base for those in need of a high intensity work out in an equally cool and historical venue.
Stemming off of the neighborhood’s long history, Overthrow New York will take cues from CBGBs, the Bowery, underground boxing fight club Friday Night Throwdown, and 9 Bleecker street’s own rich counterculture history.
The main level at Overthrow is the first impression for both the fascinated taste-maker and the intrigued passerby. The walls are adorned with framed counterculture and underground posters celebrating the activist history of 9 Bleecker and the punk scene on the Bowery. The main floor will feature the boxing club which will include a branded ring, unique heavy bags and one of a kind speed bags. This area will allow members to check in for group class, shop the Overthrow New York retail concept, grab a juice, or workout with a private trainer.
The locker rooms
Overthrow New York's locker rooms allow members to change and shower before or after their workout. The steamed glass wall dividing the men's locker room from the women's locker room makes for one of the cities sexiest yet grittiest bathrooms.
According to the Indiegogo campaign, the Overthrow folks are currently pitching "Off the Bowery," a television show about the building, concept and team, to production companies.
After a protracted legal battle, the Yippies had to vacate their home of 41 years this past Jan. 17.
Previously on EV Grieve:
The Yippie Museum Cafe is in financial trouble
The Yippie Museum Cafe will reopen next Wednesday
A bad sign at the Yippie Museum
Last day for the Yippies at No. 9 — for now
Fights of a different kind coming to 9 Bleecker St., longtime home of the Yippies
About Overthrow NYC, the boxing gym coming to the former home of the Yippies at 9 Bleecker St.