Amidst the DIY craze, I hopped on a ferry to Staten Island to Makerspace, a community workshop where any idea from laser cutting a plywood bookmark to crafting a metal shelf can come to life — with your own hands.

Makerspace is located in a low-profile warehouse with little signifying whats inside there than the glowing decal on the door
On a relatively calm Sunday afternoon when most libraries close early, Makerspace kept its doors open — as I walked in, the workshop sunk in a multitude of beeps and crams and buffs and puffs.
A collection of 3D printer available for members
Some makers have permanent studios on open floor — this one belongs to a local metal artist

Staten Island MakerSpace

450 Front St, Staten Island, NY (View map)
Open Tue-Thu 10—9, Fri 10—8, Sat-Sun 10—6

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Co-Working Membership — Access to open all open workspace, conference room, computer lab, sewing room ($150 a month or $40 a day)
Pro Membership — Access to everything in the space including the metal and wood shops ($250 a month or $75 a day)

Upcoming Workshops

Sundays April 8, 15, & 22 Introduction to Welding ($280 + $10 materials fee | See info)
Sunday, April 22 Introduction to 3D Printing ($75 | See info)

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