(Photo by Tyler Woods)
We wrote a couple hundred words on the grand opening of New Lab earlier today, but it wasn’t enough. Given the Picture Value Theorem, here are 16,000 more words on the space.
New Lab’s entrance is at Flushing and Cumberland, in the no man’s land between Downtown Brooklyn and South Williamsburg.
Previously a workshop for naval ships during both world wars, New Lab has retained much of the original architecture.
With 80 foot ceilings, the space feels huge.
A communal 3D-printing workshop makes prototyping easier for the design and industrial companies inside the space.
There was a shipping container called “Portals” that digitally connected party-goers with people from Mexico City to Milwaukee.
"I'm not in Brooklyn but I am in Brooklyn." Hung out with Lewis in Madison, WI courtesy of social tech project Portals from @sharedstudios. These portals are connecting communities across the world with real time technology in locations including universities, refugee camps, and public squares. Madison, WI has the highest black incarceration rate in the country. Lewis bought this portal for his daughter's high school where students have daily sessions with portals around the world. He hopes to educate black youth in Madison and is actively involved in local projects to decrease incarceration through educational initiatives. #portal #socialchange #brooklyn #newlabs
Lewis was in Milwaukee, but he was also in Brooklyn.
Idk, but cool.
When full, New Lab will be home to more than 50 companies and 350 workers, including this guy.
One of those companies, Terreform ONE, works to re-envision cities.
Like with this big, beautiful urban farm cast.
Also pretty much every one of the 2,000 attendees was beautiful.
The photo booth proved popular.
There’s always a photo booth.
Lots of indoor plants, too.
Fun for the whole fam.
It really happened.
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