Coworking Happy Hour – Monday, October 15th!

As reported on neighborhoodr-prospectheights by guest-poster bkbrains:

This winter, we’re (really, officially) opening a new space in Prospect Heights.

It’ll be the Brainery you know and love, along with a neat new addition: coworking! The space will be open during the day for all of us freelancers and coffee-shop nomads, a place to work around other awesome folks to learn from and collaborate with.

What’s a new space without a get-together? Let’s drink some beer about it on Monday, October 15th! Since the space itself is still under construction, let’s head to Soda Bar (629 Vanderbilt) at 7pm, where we’ll probably show you lots of iPhone pictures of the space like proud parents.

RSVP’s are much appreciated, and everyone’s welcome, whether you’re looking to sign up for a desk or just want to meet some neighbors. 

Essential Details!

Monday, October 15, 7pm
Soda Bar, 629 Vanderbilt Avenue
RSVP + see who’s attending + tell all your friends:

You all know I LOVE the Brooklyn Brainery; nothing makes me happier than knowing it will be just a few blocks away from my humble abode! Freelancer friends and skill-sharing fiends, put this happy hour on the calendar and get excited!

Coworking Happy Hour – Monday, October 15th!

I’m not a huge fireworks person, though I do enjoy shared experiences with people in my community. So, on July 4th, I found myself happily on the roof enjoying a beer and the white noise of people on surrounding rooftops combined with the randomly distributed boom of fireworks in 5 different directions. Best of all, I was treated to a heat lightning storm and had one of those I-love-where-I-live moments.

This video is what grew out of it on a lazy, unplanned Friday night.

“Grandma?” the man with the backpack said, crossing the street to get a better look at the elegant elderly woman walking down the sidewalk with a cane.

“Oh hello!” she said, turning, apparently surprised to see him. He hugged her in greeting.

“Happy birthday!” the man said, “I actually have a card for you up in my apartment.”

They continued to chat on the sidewalk for a few moments, as Jen and I stifled our delighted laughter. “SO CUTE,” we mouthed, and she discretely snapped a photo.

This was a really enjoyable serendipitous neighborhood moment to witness. Sometimes, Prospect Heights feels like “where I’m living”, but with a shorter-term feel because I don’t have deep roots there yet. But, seeing generations of a family both clearly from the neighborhood running into each other on my block makes it feel like more than just a pass-through community; it’s a home.

Prospect Heights, Brooklyn: Quiz Time! Restaurant Bathrooms Sign


Hey Neighborhood Mavens,

Here’s a trivia question for you. What hotspot in the neighborhood has this text on a fun sign in their bathroom?

We like to keep our restroom clean.

Gentlemen: the toilet is lower than it appears, so adjust accordingly.

Ladies: please remain seated for the entire performance.

HINT: They have a great deal on mimosas!

[Note: No real prize for winning other than a highly energized high five from me whenever our paths cross.]

[Note #2: If you have more neighborhood trivia, feel free to submit or to tweet me!]

BTW, it was a very clean bathroom. Effective signage, I’d say. I’ll post the answer on Neighborhoodr later this week if nobody guesses it, so stay tuned.

Prospect Heights, Brooklyn: Quiz Time! Restaurant Bathrooms Sign