Feb 042008

Hacker space signed and paid.Yes!

Today, the core members of the NYC Resistor group put down a good chunk of money on a space in Downtown Brooklyn. It turns out it was the first space that Dave found! – Link

It will be a space for monthly public meetups and much hacking.

It started with George, Peter and I at Chaos Computer Club Cologne. We had just been to the Chaos Communications Camp and were on a tour of hacker spaces in Europe when we decided that NYC needed a place for hackers to meet and share ideas and make things. We sat down and put together a good chunk of infrastructure and now, five months later, we have formed a strong core group and found a space and we start moving in later this month at 397 Bridge Street.

The last month has been quiet on the site while the core group has been busy behind the scenes developing infrastructure, starting an LLC to make it happen legally, and doing lots of planning.

Now that we have a space, we have a lot more hard work ahead of us, but there is no going back now! Stay tuned!

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  1. […] NYC Resistor is now a Hacker Space This is really great news. In less than 6 months from our first visit to Germany/Austria to see hacker spaces, the NYC group that was dreamed up on the trip has just signed their lease. It really is an incredible group of people and I look forward to seeing what comes out of this hardware lab. […]

  2. […] few days through ShmooCon, NYSec, and elsewhere: Hello Matteo, AJ, Dino, Erik, Mike, Kees, and the NYCResistor Hacker Space! It was nice meeting all of you, keep in touch and call me if you want to grab a beer! […]

  3. […] spaces, most notably the European spaces, but also the parallel US developments like l0ft and NYC Resistor. Jeremy and I spoke a great deal about what the low-hanging-fruit was for the edge-work. I’d […]

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