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13 Brooklyn Makers and Businesses To Watch in 2014

by • February 20, 2014 • Brooklyn MakersComments Off3167

Before we begin our next adventure, let’s recap our recent series of stories about Brooklyn makers, entrepreneurs and artists. We truly hope these people will inspire you to pursue your greatest ambitions and do greater things.

HATCH: CRAFTS AND DIGITAL MEET

A websites that provides craftsmen and artists with a simple way to sell customizable gifts. We met with Founder Ryan Hayward at one of his suppliers atelier in Bushwick.

 

SMORGASBURG FOOD FAIR

If you wake up in Brooklyn, skip the Sunday brunch and head directly to Smorgasburg. There you’ll find the finest street food and maybe venture out of your comfort zone.

 

BROOKLYN NIGHT BAZAAR

Booklyn Night Bazaar is now happening year-long every Friday and Saturday from 6 pm to midnight. Food, music and crafts will warm your heart and make you meet interesting people.

 

SUNSHINE PINBALL LAUNDRY

Right in the heart of the Polish borough is a place where doing the laundry has never been so flipping. We met with Peter the owner-operator who agreed to share the secrets of the trade.

 

BROOKLYN BOULDERS

Visiting the indoor climbing center with Pieter, an instructor and boulders passionate. The sun-drenched walls and crash mats make it the ideal spot to spend an afternoon indoors on a cold winter day.

 

THE STUDIO & ART GALLERY

A former dance studio now converted into a creative space for art and exhibits. We met with Christina Rinaldi who fell in love with the location and flip the whole thing up.

 

HAZAN MOTORS : ART GALLERY BABIES

Custom motorcycles made from scratch by designer Maxwell Hazan. All bikes are unique and could be considered by some as art pieces to be exposed in galleries.

 

DUMBO STARTUP LAB

A co-working space for startups and freelancers to focus on product development and business and stop worrying with infrastructure and costs. 

 

KINFOLK BIKES: QUALITY RIDES 

Carefully hand-made by a craft master in Japan, the steel Kinfolk Bikes are designed to last and endure the rough urban Brooklyn life.

 

JACK FROM BROOKLYN DISTILLERY

Interesting story of a Red Hook entrepreneur who lost everything following hurricane Sandy and rebuilt his distillery with the help of the community and friends.

 

LE PETIT BAKERY : BACON-CRONUTS 

We met with an athletic baker who created his own recipe of of Cronuts he named The Squat. He also explains how he deals with waking up before the sun to bake.

 

THE SKETCHBOOK PROJECT

Welcome to an art library filled with 30 000 sketchbooks you cannot buy. This unique concept allows you to browse through the collection or contribute to the project with your own work.

 

THE MORRIS GRILLED CHEESE TRUCK

Probably the best grilled cheese sandwich you can have. We met with the two operators in DUMBO under the Manhattan Bridge. To find the truck, simply geolocate it via twitter or their website.

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