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Member Profiles

Meet 4 Veteran BCL Members in Law, Manufacturing, Nonprofit, and Marketing

Did you know that in 2009, Brooklyn Creative League was one of the first coworking spaces to open in the United States? And, to top it off, it is THE original Brooklyn coworking space. We have come a long way! A year after opening, we expanded our Gowanus location and filled the entire space by […]

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From Tutors to Social Justice Activists: Meet New Members in Our Coworking Community

August in New York City is notoriously quiet, but we’re defying expectations here in Gowanus. With strict vaccination rules in place, BCL feels like an oasis of safety in a time of insecurity and ambiguity. We’ve got lots of members buzzing around the space—networking, getting reacquainted, and getting real work done. There are also a […]

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From FinTech to Podcasters: Meet the New Members in Our Coworking Community

Summer is in full swing here at our coworking offices in Gowanus, Brooklyn, and we’re so pleased to be seeing you all again. We’re thankful not only for current members who’ve been holding it down throughout the pandemic, but also grateful to have so many new members join over the past few months! As we […]

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Member Perspective: Writer Oliver Burkeman Talks About Productivity, Fulfillment, and the Concept of Time

British-born writer Oliver Burkeman has been a member of Brooklyn Creative League since 2013. For over a decade, Burkeman wrote a weekly column called “This Column Will Change Your Life,” which explored the intersection of social psychology and the news, which was published in The Guardian (UK). Burkeman is the author of The Antidote: Happiness […]

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Member Expertise: Lynn Gaffney Architect on the Benefits of Cohousing Communities

Lynn Gaffney is one of several architects who work out of Brooklyn Creative League. With over 25 years of experience, Lynn and her practice have worked on a variety of projects. But her latest interest lies in designing and developing cohousing, a form of social housing that has gained popularity in the United States over […]

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Member Expertise: Gabo Arora Explains How Virtual Reality Can be an Effective Storytelling Tool

Over the years, Brooklyn Creative League has been home to scores of film makers, editors, screenwriters, documentarians, and video production companies. As new technologies evolve, many of our members are using new technologies to create immersive multimedia experiences that engage audiences in powerful new ways. BCL member Gabo Arora is an award-winning filmmaker, creative technologist […]

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Member Expertise: TOLA Architecture on How to Meet ADA Requirements in NYC Renovation Projects

Architects, engineers, interior designers, and other design professionals are one of our coworking space’s biggest customer segments here at Brooklyn Creative League. Many of BCL’s architect members specialize in home renovation throughout Brooklyn’s brownstone neighborhoods—Park Slope, Carroll Gardens, Gowanus, Boerum Hill, Ft. Greene, and Clinton Hill. But Keary Horiuchi and Lisa Mann, the husband-and-wife team […]

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Reasons We Love New York City: Stories of Resiliency During Crisis by TYTHE Design and Aly Miller

Here at Brooklyn Creative League, we love hearing about how our coworking members collaborate with one another. It happens all the time, but this particular project—Reasons We Love New York City: Stories of Resiliency During Crisis—merited a deeper dive (you can find the Screen Reader version here). This past summer, as New York City was […]

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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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Member Profile: Heather O’Donnell, Honey & Wax Rare Booksellers

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.

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