Book Review

2015 Holiday Gift Guide: Books Edition

So many of our friends and teachers had books published this year, and we're sharing those with you below along with a couple of classics from our teachers. They range from science to cooking to culture and more - enjoy browsing! 

Gowanus: Brooklyn's Curious Canal by Joseph Alexiou


Discover the forgotten origins of this infamous New York waterway and learn about how the Gowanus has affected the culture of Brooklyn.


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"Gowanus: Brooklyn's Curious Canal" Book Event at the Brooklyn Historical Society

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, October 13 and join us at the Brooklyn Historical Society for a look at Joseph Alexiou's forthcoming book, Gowanus: Brooklyn's Curious Canal. Joseph has been teaching a class on the history of the canal for a few years here at the Brainery, and we couldn't be more excited to see it hit the shelves. 

Joseph's book narrates more than three hundred years in the history of our borough's most...

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The Secret to Cheap Supermarket Ice Cream: Lots and Lots of Air

Back when it was hot out, we undertook a very serious scientific mission: gorging ourselves on seven types of supermarket vanilla ice cream in order to study the effects of overrun - the ice cream industry's practice of pumping tons of air into commercial ice cream.

You can think of overrun as really just a fancy word for increasing profit margins, since the more air they pump in, the less actual ice cream they have to put in your container,...

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Want to Cowork at the New Brainery?

When we move into our new, and certainly more awesome, space this fall, we'll be offering coworking in addition to classes. We're excited for the Brainery to become a day and night party, and whether you're working on a book or a website or something handmade, we'd love to work with you. 

If you wanna learn more about coworking at the Brainery, join our super secret email list, right down below. We'll use it to announce events...

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Community Innovation Workshops

Gowanus area dwellers, this ones's for you!

On June 22 and 23, Living City Block is hosting two days of community innovation workshops at the Gowanus Studio Space (our former home!) at 166 7th Street. You're invited to learn from sustainability leaders and collaborate with other local community members on ways to make the neighborhood more liveable, walkable, and awesome.

There'll be presentations, discussions, and lots of brainstorming (not...

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