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Member Profiles

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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Member Profile: Aly Miller, Illustrator and Graphic Design Artist with a Penchant for Food

We spoke to Aly Miller to learn about her work with Certified Naturally Grown (CNG), a company that works out of BCL. And we learned more about Aly, the freelance artist, and the many ways she’s benefitted as an independent artist at a coworking space.

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Featured BCL Artist: Nathalie Jolivert’s Carnet de Voyages — A Visual Story of the Haitian Diaspora

Carnet de Voyages is BCL’s latest art installation, which can be found all throughout the third floor, by Brooklyn-based Haitian artist and designer, Nathalie Jolivert. Nathalie is a BCL member, currently working at TOLA Architecture.

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Member Profile: Melissa Appleton, PBP Project Manager, Explains Participatory Budgeting

Melissa Appleton, Project Manager at Participatory Budgeting Project, a non-profit member here at BCL, tells us what participatory budgeting is and what it looks like on a micro level.

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Member Profile: Annie Sullivan-Chin, A Bookkeeping Cooperative (ABC) Co-Owner Talks About the Benefits of Worker-Owned Coops

Brooklyn Creative League member, Annie Sullivan-Chin tells us about her business, A Bookkeeping Cooperative, and why they choose a cooperative business model.

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