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Where we go in Carroll Gardens

We get asked all the time where to eat dinner or get coffee or a beer, so I thought I'd make a handy little list of places for you to keep in mind the next time you're down here. They're all pretty cheap (we're broke) and within a few block radius of the Brainery, but feel free to suggest your favorites in the comments!

Where we eat on a normal day: Line Bagels 

This is the bagel shop right near the Smith-9th Street station. They...

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New York City Cemetery Wrap Up: Part Three

And finally, part three of our brief tour of New York City's cemeteries. Part one, and part two. Thanks to Allison for putting together the most thorough class wrap up ever seen around these parts!

City Cemeteries

City or town cemeteries were established on the outskirts of development, but they have since been devoured by New York’s sprawl. One that still exists is the Friends Quaker Cemetery in Prospect Park, which was originally...

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Our Teachers Do Awesome Things - Handmade Edition

I don't spend nearly enough time singing the praises of the wonderful people who teach at the Brainery. Look out for lots of posts in the coming weeks where I do just that. 

Carmen Artigas runs Viva La Vida, where she designs the most fun totes and bike baskets, working with artisans in Mexico to turn plastic into woven awesomeness.

If you're interested in ethical fashion, also check out her Facebook group on the subject, always a...

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Meatshares, Medieval History, + MYO Everything: New Fall Classes!

We just put up a whole batch of new classes, for the remainder of October and heading into November. They'll fill up fast, so hop on over to the courses page and register now! 

What've we got? Baking Science, PowerPoint Design, No-Knead Bread, Stamped Jewelry, a five week Introductory Spanish class, a wide-ranging look at Medieval History, and way, way more. 

In addition, you should head over on Thursday, October 27 for a free...

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Forgotten New York City Cemeteries

I've been remiss in posting Allison's awesomely thorough wrap up from her class on New York City Cemeteries. Here's the first part, with many more to follow. Enjoy, and don't forget to check out her slideshow of some of the spots mentioned: 


From Allison:

Forgotten Cemeteries and Potter’s Fields

In addition to the obvious necropoleis in the five boroughs, there...

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