With NYC opening up, we are thrilled to welcome you back to BCL! Some folks have already resumed their regular workweek back at the office, but many of you are understandably cautious. We have made some design and operational changes to ensure everyone’s health and safety.
As business owners, we have a special obligation to rectify these historic wrongs by building a fairer, more just economic system. BCL will do this by focusing on three specific areas: capital, culture, and community.
Find a summary of BCL’s 2020 Health and Safety plan. It’s a set of operational, behavioral, and design changes we will be implementing as we begin to open up.
Through this difficult time for humanity, small business owners, and entrepreneurs, BCL still remains open. We’re here to serve and help you run your business! But given the social distancing mandate, we have also encouraged you all to work from home to slow the spread of the virus, and we’re so thankful to see our community come together and do what’s safe.
Dan Ichimoto’s interest in local Park Slope and Gownaus businesses brings us his latest project-in-progress, Corner Stories. BCL’s Neil Carlson interviewed Dan, a member since 2015, to give us more insight into his work, which he hopes to publish as a photography book one day.
We speak to member Heather O’Donnell, principal of Honey & Wax Booksellers. Honey & Wax Booksellers is a source for works of great literature, rare first printings, unique books, books with no downloadable versions and more, in New York City. An interesting look at the Antiquarian book industry and why the visibility of women in this space is important.
Increase your networking opportunities, have more control over access to resources, and alleviate the loneliness that comes with working from home. These are just some of the benefits that you gain from coworking. Read the article to find out more and download our free resource guide!
Here are a few fun facts we learned about Gowanus and its infamous canal.