Forget the "spark" of creativity. True inspiration comes at the end of a torch, where a flame blazes so hot it can turn glass into a molten orb of potential. That's exactly what visitors find at Brooklyn Glass, a 4,000-square-foot studio full of artists who shape glass into objets d'art both aesthetic and functional. Beyond torches, they also employ an onsite neon shop, a lampworking shop, and two furnaces that can melt through 1,300 pounds of glass in a single day.
For a peek inside Brooklyn Glass, check out this video profile on artist Isaac Tecosky.
Brooklyn Glass is by no means a closed community. Artists can rent spaces to work, and the general public can enroll in glass working classes at beginner through advanced levels. These classes cover topics such as how to manipulate molten glass into beads and bowls, or make your own neon sign so that customers know when your lemonade stand is open.
At Ariyana Dental, multilingual dentist Dr. Arthur Abdiyev uses technology like Panorex imaging, which gives a 360-degree view of infections or structural issues in teeth, sinuses, and bones. He also wields dental cosmetics technology such as thin porcelain lumineers and a safe whitening gel by BriteSmile that activates under low-intensity light. To detect tooth and gum issues, Dr. Abdiyev relies on an intraoral camera, which facilitates views of the mouth that mirrors or open-mouth screams cannot, as well as digital x-rays, which reveal invisible structures for examination on a computer. He also fights decay with pediatric sealants, and extracts wisdom teeth, grafts bones, and performs surgery on gums. Upon spotting flaws in individual teeth, he springs to action with the CEREC machine, which rapidly sculpts or restores compressed porcelain crowns and inlays during one visit.
The Brooklyn School of Real Estate helps ambitious brokers-to-be achieve their professional goals with flexibly scheduled classes on all aspects of real estate and property insurance. The real-estate salesperson course works toward the initial license, whereas working professionals keep up their credentials by enrolling in continuing-education courses on more advanced topics such as selling houses that are very, very big. The school’s programs focus not just on complex legal and financing issues but also on working carefully with buyers and sellers to make sure that they feel well-informed and supported at every step of the process.
The consulting professionals at Urban Gains LLC tackle a broad range of design, marketing, and SEO tasks for small businesses in diverse industries. Consultants can whip up logo designs and letterhead as well as tackle web-development tasks such as content management systems and custom apps. The company specializes in designing websites and masterfully managing social media for restaurants and businesses in the construction or real-estate industry.
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