A Visit to Gleason’s Gym

Gleason’s Gym in Dumbo was one of those places I’d always wanted to visit, but never quite checked off my list. A couple months ago I finally got the opportunity when I covered the De La Hoya press conference, and I was completely hooked. Oscar De La Hoya, Paulie Malignaggi, AND I scored an interview with the great Bert Sugar. I had to go back!

Owner Bruce Silverglade and his staff were terrific, and I was allowed to stay as long as I liked, which took me by surprise, as I’m used to being shooed away after a couple minutes—I got so much footage my battery nearly exploded. So come take a tour of the gym, lead by a trainer called Country.

At Gleason’s Gym from Heather Quinlan on Vimeo.

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  • Katie

    Thanks for sharing. What a great place.

  • Homer Fink

    Great piece, HQ!

  • Karl Junkersfeld

    Wonderful piece, Heather. Never been upstairs but always wondered what was up there after reading about all the champions that trained there.

    Nice work.

  • Mary K.

    Loved watching this! What an institution! It was my first look inside! Also, loved that last closing shot!

  • paul

    I train at gleason’s and live in the neighborhood. it’s a great, old school boxing gym, with a lot of history, and there is a really great community spirit there. bruce, the owner, has some great pictures of miles davis training on his office wall.

  • Heather Quinlan

    Thanks – glad you like! I’ll be doing more videos with them, so keep your eyes peeled.