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The annual Whiskey Extravaganza is coming to Brooklyn. Photo courtesy of Rafterman

Brooklyn whiskey-makers take a shot at the big leagues

April 10 | Michael Stahl

The Whisky Extravaganza, a national tour of spirit tastings, culinary pairings and masterclasses promising to “ignite your passion” for whiskey, arrives in the borough for the first time this Thursday. Now in its 20th year, the gathering has been “fostering a broader and deeper appreciation” of whiskey in attendees by exposing them to brands from […]

Michael Bednark, founder and CEO. Photo courtesy of Bednark Studio

Bednark Studio proves Brooklyn manufacturing is thinking big

March 29 | Michael Stahl

Brooklyn-based design firm Bednark Studio launched 12 years ago in a Brooklyn apartment. In July, it will move into a space larger than a football field. That expansion reflects a kind of growth in the borough’s manufacturing district that defies expectations, outpacing the rest of the city. The company specializes in “brand experiences” like pop-up […]

Christian Jean-Simon, Anisha Cartagena and Lev Gurvits demonstrated their Feedback Controlled RoboArm, in which a robot arm mimicked the movements of its sister arm. The project took first place. Eagle photo by Mary Frost

RoboArm vs Roboquin at Brooklyn’s Mechatronics Competition

March 26 | Mary Frost

It was Feedback Controlled RoboArm vs Roboquin at the Mechatronics Competition at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on Monday. On one table a smart prosthetic arm opened and closed its hand on command, while at the next, a fashion-forward robot waved its arms and answered retail customer-type questions. Across the way, students demonstrated a jet-powered vehicle […]