OURSELF: Brooklyn Brainery

Brooklyn Brainery

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I don't know how I stumbled upon this little wonder but I am grateful that I did (I wish I came up with this idea myself).  "Brooklyn Brainery is accessible, community-driven, crowdsourced education."  Have you ever said to yourself, "I wish there was a class on (insert here) that was really, really cheap!" or, "I am so passionate and knowledgeable about (insert here) I could teach a class on it!"  If either of those statements have ever crossed your mind then Brooklyn Brainery is the place for you. 


  • Really Cheap!  I took a class on Street Photography (two weeks/two 90 minute sessions) for $35.
  • Wide range of classes for a wide range of interests– 'Street Photography', 'Serial Killers 101', 'How to Brew Beer' and so much more.
  • Very easy to get there: F train to Carroll Street.


The Street Photography class I took was great.  It was very basic (which was what I wanted) and gave me what I expected for $35– no more no less.  If you are looking for a fun and inexpensive way to intro yourself into a new hobby or interest then this is the way to go. 


  • Get the most bang for your buck by coming prepared with questions– this is where I learned the most. 
  • The classes can get quite crowded so come early for a good seat.
  • It's a class, so bring your notebook and a pen.  

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