The eyesore that's dominated the corner of Fifth Avenue and 13th Street, the shell of the former Tower Electronics, will thankfully be getting a new tenant: The Park Slope Academy of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, a "self defense, fitness, confidence, team building training academy."
Tower, a giant electronics and appliances store, shuttered last year and the sign fell off during the hurricane, leaving a depressing, gaping hole in the streetscape. Last week some temporary signage went up for the academy, which should be open within a couple months. According to their Facebook page, they'll host three classes: one for adults, one for teens 13-16, and one for juniors 8-12.
Here's their mission statement:
"At the Park Slope Academy of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, we are always striving to reach new goals, for ourselves, and the rest of the team. You work hard in a safe and respectful environment. We believe that the study of martial arts is a vehicle to positive growth. This training not only benefits you but those around us."