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A variety of activity is ongoing at Futureworks Makerspace. Photos courtesy of NYCEDC

Manufacturing the future: New tech hub lands in Sunset Park

May 22 | Jaime DeJesus

Makerspace NYC — a community workspace for makers, builders, tinkerers, hardware developers, hobbyists, artists and entrepreneurs — launched its new 20,000-square-foot prototyping facility at the Brooklyn Army Terminal on Saturday. Futureworks Makerspace — whose impending arrival was announced last October — provides tenants with affordable access to advanced machinery, including industrial grade plasma cutters, 3-D […]

“Williamsburg Mural” by artist Katie Merz. Photo courtesy of Industry City

Get a peek inside artist studios in Industry City this weekend

May 16 | Jaime DeJesus

Industry City Open Studios will welcome more than 100 artists and makers to the waterfront this weekend, for one weekend only. On Saturday and Sunday, those who stop by Industry City will get an intimate look not just at artists’ work, but also into their workspaces. “I’ve had other studio spaces, and none have been […]

Those protesting the expansion crashed a wine and artisanal food festival in Industry City on Saturday. Eagle photo by Corazon Aguirre

Protesters crash Industry City wine festival

May 14 | Jaime DeJesus

Sunset Park residents took to the streets on Saturday to rally for a second time against Industry City’s plans to rezone — this time, interrupting a “wine and artisanal food” festival. Grassroots nonprofit UPROSE, which previously protested the rezoning proposal in March and also organized this weekend’s rally, alleges that Industry City’s plan to expand […]

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