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Local Businesses & Local Color

7 Ways to Keep Cool in Gowanus and Clinton Hill This Summer

Summer is in full swing here in Brooklyn, and boy is it hot! Thankfully, there are plenty of places to visit around Gowanus and Clinton Hill (our soon-to-be new coworking location!) that will help you stay cool in this concrete jungle. Check out these 7 local favorites for cooling off after work or on the […]

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Take a Break and Go Out: 4 Walks to Stretch Your Legs in Clinton Hill and Fort Greene

Did you know that taking breaks at work increases productivity? Sometimes, you just need to get up and give your eyes a rest from the computer screen. And what’s even more invigorating than a break from your screen? A break in which you’re moving around and getting your blood flowing! As Brooklyn Creative League sets […]

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Here’s What’s Happening in the ‘Hood: A Lunchtime Walk in Gowanus

C’mon, admit it: You miss the old neighborhood! Sure, the Gowanus canal may be a giant toxic sewer, but the namesake neighborhood has a unique and gritty charm. People are coming out in droves to the neighborhood’s restaurants and bars these days, as vaccination rates and warmer weather bring a one-two punch of optimism to […]

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Home Maid NYC: A Black-Owned Cleaning Company Committed to Quality & Service

As a part of BCL’s mission to foster “community capitalism,” we are committed to supporting locally owned small businesses. So we were delighted to find Home Maid NYC, a Black-owned, cleaning company based here in Brooklyn. Founded and run by the husband and wife team of Anthony and Alexis Davis, Home Maid NYC offers top-notch […]

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Member Profile: Dan Ichimoto Spotlights Local Businesses with “Corner Stories”

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.

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Ten Facts About Gowanus That Are as Weird as the Canal Itself

Here are a few fun facts we learned about Gowanus and its infamous canal.

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5 Lunch Spots Within a 10-Minute Walking Distance in Park Slope and Gowanus

We’re back with another list of lunch options in the Park Slope and Gowanus neighborhood that are within a 10-minute walk from BCL.

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BCL Supports Four Local Businesses During its 10-Year Anniversary Month

As a coworking space that’s rooted in the community, we wanted to express our gratitude to everyone who has been a part of BCL’s journey over the past decade: members, current and past; business partners; and fellow small-businesses in our Gowanus neighborhood.

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BCL Featured Artist: Deb Klein—Capturing the Unplanned in the Everyday

Just a Moment, is BCL’s latest art installation on the third floor cafe by Deb Klein, a former, long-term BCL member and New York City based photographer. Learn more.

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6 Gyms Within Walking Distance of Brooklyn Creative League

We compiled a short list of gyms, studios, and facilities within a short walking distance from BCL. Whatever you’re looking for, whether it be yoga, cross-fit, or a gym where you can pump iron in peace, you can find a spot for this activity in Gowanus or Park Slope.

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