You Brooklynites have all the luck! Look what I read about on Brownstoner yesterday.
So apparently Home-Ec is going to be a place where you can take sewing lessons, learn pattern making (not a bad skill to pick up, once I've honed my basic sewing skills a little bit) and, AND, and rent time on a sewing machine.
I pray every day for a swift and smooth reunion with my sewing machine (soon, hopefully). But if I can't get that, then I know where I can scratch that itch (should the need arise).