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Local Businesses & Local Color

7 Retail and Service Resources for Small Business Owners in Gowanus

Brooklyn Creative League has been in Gowanus for over ten years, and during this time, we’ve come to know plenty of businesses in the area that truly come in handy for small business owners. We’ve rounded up a few locations that might be helpful for those times when you’re in a pinch and need some […]

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Chasing the Blues Away with Our Community: BCL’s Music and Movies Film Series

Written by BCL co-founder, Neil Carlson Of all the activities I missed during the long, cold winter of our covid discontent, going to see live music was at the top of my list. I missed the collective energy of the crowd: the sublime, almost electrical hum that reminds us of our connection to other human […]

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6 Retail and Service Resources for Small Business Owners in Clinton Hill

Since we’ve been operating out of Gowanus for over a decade, we know the neighborhood like the back of our hand! We know where to go for extra printing and shipping needs, office supplies, and even emergency doctor visits. Small business owners know that there are quite a few essentials that you always need to […]

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Visit These 6 Newly Opened Restaurants in Gowanus and Park Slope

According to this Patch.com article in May 2021, Park Slope led Brooklyn’s restaurant boom this year. As we made our way out of the pandemic, data shows that Park Slope had more restaurant permit applications than other zip codes in the borough. And we believe it! We’ve definitely noticed a string of new openings in […]

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4 Places to Take Educational and Creative Classes Near Our Clinton Hill Office

There’s no shortage of creative activities to indulge in, here in Brooklyn. That’s just one of the reasons why we love this borough so much! AND, we’re super excited that not only is our next coworking space in Clinton Hill surrounded by plenty of small coffee and pastry shops, but there’s also a plethora of […]

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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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7 Fantastic Coffee Shops in Clinton Hill & Fort Greene

There’s something about the smell of a fresh pot of coffee that can really get you going in the morning. If you’re a coffee lover like many of us here at BCL, you know the importance of sipping great coffee to jump start your day. While we do provide unlimited coffee for our members, we […]

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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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