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Ricky Soberano

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Ricky Soberano is the Managing Editor of Brooklyn Magazine and the Social Media Manager for Northside Media Inc. Her writing has appeared in The Week, Complex, Nylon, Bustle, Gothamist, Maxim, and others. She's lived in Gotham her whole life. When she isn't at Brooklyn Mag, she's probably slurping ramen or high scoring at Barcade.
As a shopper these days, I’m very picky. My priorities when it comes to purchasing clothing has matured as I have since I was 17 for a number of reasons. At 17, I got my first job working at one of the biggest, most popular, and frankly ethically problematic clothing companies out there. I saw the in’s and out’s of an ugly operation and looking back, I’m disgusted with myself for having participated in...
Love stories with organic beginnings aren’t nearly as common anymore as they once were, especially in this digital age. When was the last time you heard someone say they had to leave for a Tinder date? As recently as today or within the last week. When was the last time you heard that someone had a date with a person they met at a coffee shop? Probably two weeks ago or more likely than...
Back in the day, tagging the streets of Soho and Brooklyn with my friends used to bring about an adrenaline rush unfound in other delinquent activities. Against the walls of those same streets, were countless posters from real street artists, pasted up. Then they started showing up in my childhood neighborhood of Bushwick. The name that showed up in both locations was ASVP. ASVP’s work has been displayed on buildings as paste ups, murals,...

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