Thursday, May 25, 2006

Accepting Reservations in Gowanus: King Bed, Non-Smoking, Canal Vu

A visit to the Holiday Inn Express website reveals that the long-awaited Holiday Inn Express on Union Street, between Fourth and Third Avenues, is now taking reservations for arrivals after July 15. Amusingly, since Gowanus and/or G-Slope seem to lack that certain cachet, the hotel is alternately described as the Brooklyn Holiday Inn Express or the Park Slope Holiday Inn Express. (All of which gets back to the issue of what is Gowanus and what is not, but that is another subject.)

Rooms at the Gowanus Holiday Inn Express (115 rooms, nine floors) start at $129 and run up to $143, which will make them quite the NYC lodging bargain with the budget conscious traveller. In Holiday Inn's own words:
Hotel features include complimentary deluxe continental breakfast buffet, free wireless high speed internet access and free local phone calls...We have also created the world's best tasting cinnamon roll...Visit Brooklyn, NY and stay smart at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel.
Gowanus Lounge is tempted to check in for a night, just to get a upper floor room with a nice view of the South Brooklyn Seine. Too bad there's no rooftop pool.


Blogger threetoedsloth said...

Anyone who wants to vacation in beautiful historic Gowanus on a budget is welcome to sleep in my living room for $50/night. Warning: we may or may not be infested with millipedes.

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What are your 50,000 thoughts a day creating?
Our thoughts create our reality. This is a simple truth known by all people involved on the spiritual path. It is one of the most taught universal principles in the personal development field. Yet it is one of the most misunderstood!
People practice visualisation, affirmations, they use hypnosis, subliminal programming or countless other tools to transform their lives. However they fail to recognise one key area in their lives that hinder these wonderful techniques from being effective.
They sit day after day visualising their perfect scene and yet nothing happens. Why? They have followed all the instructions to the letter! They have chanted and imagined! They have formed a colourful, vibrant scene in their minds and affirmed that this is their reality. Then all of a sudden things get worse! What is going on?
Would you like to know the secret? Would you like to know why these people get no results? Would you like to hear one powerful statement that explains everything?
Good. I will tell you why these people get no results or even opposite results to those they are aiming for -simply because of the following truth. Consciously controlled thoughts such as visualisations do not materialise - ALL thoughts materialise!!!
Most people believe that if they visualise for 10 minutes a day their lives will magically transform. This is not the case. You must change your core thinking. You think approx. 50,000 thoughts a day. How many of those thoughts are working against your ten minute visualisation?
You can control the thoughts that enter your mind by changing the way you view the world. You can decide which thoughts you give energy to and which thoughts you discard.
The thoughts that you follow and give energy to become more dominant than the thoughts you discard. Your subconscious mind records these as your dominant picture on the issue at hand. You then move towards this picture because your subconscious mind starts making your outside world reflect the picture that you have stored internally.
Your mind should be on whatever you want. The picture you need to have is a positive vision of you already having achieved your goal. To realise this vision you need to focus and concentrate. Remember thoughts are real, they create your reality.
Let's say you have been visualising a new house. You spend your ten minutes in meditation picturing yourself living in your dream home. You finish your session and get up feeling positive that you will achieve your goal. Then during the day you get a heating bill through the post and exclaim "Oh no look how expensive this is I cannot afford to heat this house". Where is your focus in the present moment? What are you affirming? You are telling your subconscious mind that you cannot deal with what you have. You are affirming that your life is not how you want it to be. If you knew without doubt that within a week you would be moving to your new home would you honestly be worried about a heating bill? Perhaps other doubts creep in like "I should be happy with what I have", or "I will never get this house looking the way I want it" and so on and so on.
These thoughts that are not aligned with your goal. You are not giving complete attention to what you want. Whilst you are dealing with these other lines of thought your attention is not on your goal.
If you are aware of your thoughts you will suddenly realise that you have spent much more energy on counter productive thoughts than on creating a dominant picture of the goal you want.
Point your focus in the direction of you're the life you want. Think about what you want NOT what you don't want. It's that simple.
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