This Friday, feel accomplished before most people have made it past their morning coffee with the Brooklyn Waterfront Research Center’s first Breakfast Talk. The new (free!) series combines coffee, a light breakfast, and some serious thought to wake you up. Evan Hughes, the author of Literary Brooklyn (which we reviewed here), kicks off the series on Friday with a talk on some of the authors he features in his book (like Walt Whitman and Hart Crane) and their relationship with the Brooklyn waterfront. Be sure to RSVP, and set your alarm – the chat starts at 8:30am at City Tech, in Namm 119.