04/26/17 11:33am

Sponsored By BKLYN DESIGNS.

BKLYN DESIGNS is Brooklyn’s premier design event showcasing a cross section of design, architecture and art.

Created By BlankSlate

The creative spirit that has made Brooklyn a world-class destination for artists, architects, designers and those with excellent taste is at the center of BKLYN DESIGNS, a three-day celebration coming to Greenpoint May 5-7.

Founded by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce in 2003, the borough’s premier design event will pack the Brooklyn Expo Center with a diverse array of exhibits, pop-up lounges, installations, demos and family-friendly programming. (more…)

12/18/14 1:00pm

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Sponsored By Brooklyn-Made.

Brooklyn-Made is the only certification program for goods manufactured in Brooklyn, New York.

Created By BlankSlate

Calling all last minute shoppers: This Saturday and Sunday, from noon to 8pm, visit the Brooklyn-Made Holiday Pop-Up Market at Times Plaza (the triangle at the intersection of Flatbush, Atlantic, and Fourth Avenue). The market will feature all Brooklyn-Made vendors, so this is your chance to buy last minute gifts that are made exclusively in Brooklyn. There will be food vendors as well as jewelry, accessories, home décor, housewares, and more.

09/12/14 8:00am

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Sponsored By Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce.

The Brooklyn-Made Awards allows us to highlight and celebrate the best of what Brooklyn has to offer.

Created By BlankSlate

Earlier this summer, the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce launched Brooklyn-Made, a certification program for locally made goods. Now they are seeking nominations for their annual Brooklyn-Made Awards, on October 29. The awards recognize businesses for their achievements and positive contributions to their local communities. Nominees will need to have at least one product certified Brooklyn-Made, and all those with Brooklyn-Made Gold certifications are automatically entered. Nominate yourself or a friend — the application deadline is October 2.

05/19/14 12:00pm

Sponsored By Explore Brooklyn.

All of Brooklyn in one place.

Created By BlankSlate

The hottest borough in NYC finally has the tourism website it deserves.

On May 9, 2014, at the BKLYN Designs fair, the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Brooklyn technology firm BlankSlate, officially launched Explore Brooklyn, Brooklyn’s first dedicated tourism site. ExploreBK.com brings together a dynamic, front-page directory of every business and attraction in Brooklyn, an events calendar, and a blog about don’t-miss destinations written by the area’s best local writers—all designed to serve as an invaluable resource for visitors and residents alike.

Explore Brooklyn kicked off its blog with the post “What to do after you walk across the Brooklyn Bridge,” a question many of you may have answered for visiting friends, or tourists wandering around Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo. This is followed by posts telling visitors where to find five famous stoopswhere to stay, and where to eat and drink near Barclays Center.

“We don’t want all those visitors walking across the bridge to turn around and go back to Manhattan,” explained Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce president and CEO, Carlo Scissura. “We want them to stay a while and get to know the Brooklyn that we know and love.”