Brooklyn’s Tech Scene Showed Out For New Lab’s One-year Anniversary

This past weekend, Brooklyn’s own cathedral of hardware, New Lab, celebrated its first anniversary in style. The Saturday evening event featured art installations, virtual-reality demos, tours inside the offices of resident companies, food trucks and plenty of libations on hand. As this reporter approached New Lab’s doors, there was a line of people waiting to get inside.

(Perhaps entrepreneurs really are the new rock stars.)

The borough’s tech personalities came out in full force. This reporter ran into quite a few people whose projects and companies we’ve covered here at We caught up, for instance, with Donnel Baird of BlocPower, whose company keeps a few seats in New Lab for its employees focused on hardware development. BlocPower’s main headquarters is now in Brooklyn, too: the company moved to Dumbo from Grand Central Tech earlier this year.


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