BE.IN is committed to making sure Downtown Brooklyn’s 11,000 faculty and staff have the resources and support you need to be a successful member of the academic community here. Below you will find a list of resources, including everything from childcare, housing, and fitness options, to ways to build your network of faculty colleagues.
Faculty members looking for suitable childcare can start their search on the City of New York’s comprehensive database of childcare providers across the City.
Downtown Brooklyn is home to over 60 cultural organizations, including BAM, the Theatre for a New Audience, Mark Morris Dance Company and others all within walking distance to most Downtown Brooklyn higher ed institutions. See a show, visit a gallery, get inspired!
Health and Wellness
Success starts and ends with staying fit. Every month, it seems, Downtown Brooklyn becomes home to more fitness and wellness centers, physical therapy centers and more. Check out these Downtown Brooklyn health and wellness listings.
There are few challenges greater than that of housing in New York City. If you are new in town, the task can seem extremely daunting. However, there are plenty of tools and resources to simplify the process – start with this list of resources to help with your search.
Downtown Brooklyn is a very diverse and inclusive community with organizations to support your community.
Get to know the neighborhood
Downtown Brooklyn is a college town, with a ‘campus’ that tends to be the vibrant life of Brooklyn itself. The community here is thriving, with great restaurants, cafes, theaters, galleries, shops, public spaces, and also serves as a hub for a growing innovation economy that is home to entrepreneurs and creative individuals.
For everything Downtown Brooklyn, visit downtownbrooklyn.com.
The Brooklyn Tech Triangle
If you are at one of our BE.IN partner institutions, you are likely based in and around what is increasingly known as the Brooklyn Tech Triangle – DUMBO, Downtown Brooklyn, and the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Here’s a link to the Brooklyn Tech Triangle website.
The Brooklyn Tech Triangle has become a magnet for the world’s pioneering, energetic, and creative entrepreneurs and has emerged as the City’s largest cluster of tech activity outside of Manhattan, with nearly 10% of the sector calling this area home.
The Brooklyn Navy Yard
The Brooklyn Navy Yard is a 300-acre industrial park on the Brooklyn waterfront. Once the site of one of the nation’s most storied naval shipbuilding facilities, it is now home to over 330 industrial businesses employing nearly 7,000 people.
The Brooklyn Navy Yard is run by the not-for-profit corporation Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation (BNYDC). Through investments in new green buildings and infrastructure, the Yard has become a national model for sustainable urban industrial parks and home to modern manufacturers that are tech-driven and socially responsible. Follow this link to the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
Stay Fresh: Local resources to innovate within the classroom and beyond
As professionals in an ever-changing academic climate, we need tools and resources to help us do and think differently. Below are resources from within the local innovation economy that provide faculty with opportunities necessary to innovate within the classroom and research.
- Higher Education Teaching and Learning Group
- National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment
- The Carnegie Foundation
- The Center for Urban Pedagogy
- The National Education Association
A word on Title IX
Title IX is important federal regulation and has a major impact on faculty and staff. The law while broad has a major focus on equity and sexual assault/misconduct. The Office of Civil Rights has increased its monitoring, enforcement, and regulation. Faculty and staff need to be aware of their role and responsibility in abiding by and adhering of the law.