Eclectic is the word for the skills one can pick up at Brooklyn Brainery. The Gowanus center of learning is dedicated to all things brainy, from beekeeping to holiday upcycling to world dumplings. The Brainery was started by a couple of people who were sick of paying bookoodles of money just to learn stuff. And the mission holds true: Most classes start at around $10, and the offerings change every month. So by that measure, a $25 gift certificate should put a curious friend on the path to some serious enlightenment. One of our favorite subjects from the past year: How to make irrational decisions. Gift certificates start at $5, and they never expire.
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The Gowanus syphilis bunnies should be the mascots for Brooklyn: They’re adorable, tough, hardened by city life, possibly full of venereal disease and confusing to your friends who live elsewhere in the country. As a refresher, the city last year rescued almost 200 rabbits from an abandoned lot near the Gowanus, accusing their owner of animal […]