Age: 29 Neighborhood: Crown Heights Most Likely to: Produce a Broadway musical by 2020. Favorite Quote: “No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helped you.” - Althea Gibson Everybody wants to be the boss. Or at least, most infatuate themselves with the idea of being a boss because of the association with power. But power comes with great responsibility, and often, an even greater price. If there's anyone who understands this, it's Ayanna Prescod. The 29 year-old Crown...
Every year, our annual 30 under 30 lists highlight young Brooklynites who are marching fearlessly into the future, taking the borough with them―wherever they go. Following their lead, we asked ourselves what we could do better to ensure that these lists fairly reflects this borough's population, and everything it has to offer. If not everything, as much as possible. Instead of trying to tell Brooklyn who and what it is, by making our own...
There’s likely one person in every subway car who can intro you to an investor, connect you to the perfect freelance gig or make a great new hire for your startup. But let’s face it: we excel at pretending our headphones are playing music and avoiding eye contact with strangers. So how do you meet the people that are going to help launch your project or further your career? Brooklynites are going wild for...
On a recent evening, celebrity performance artist Marina Abramović – she of the Jay-Z video, the upstate performance art boot camp, and blockbuster piece The Artist is Present – was excitedly milling around in front of Bushwick bar Alphaville with a few young friends. She was there to see electronic band Sound of Ceres; the artist is a fan. Featuring former members of The Drums and Apples in Stereo, Sound of Ceres makes emotional, otherworldly...
On September 12, Brooklyn Community Services launched its ONE Brooklyn Community MTA Campaign “Many Voices, Many Stories,” a public service poster campaign now in its third year. Across 36 subway stations in Brooklyn, the series displays notable Brooklynites speaking out about poverty and supporting neighbors. Among the featured faces are Carla Hall, Chris Hayes, and Brooklyn Magazine’s founder Daniel Stedman. “It’s important to honor Brooklyn’s history and diversity by working with our local businesses...
With venues scattered throughout the five boroughs of New York City (OK, maybe it's mainly just Manhattan, Brooklyn, and a little bit of Queens), it's always a good time to be a fan of live music living in the big apple, but especially so in Brooklyn. Earlier this year, the borough saw the opening of Brooklyn Steel in Williamsburg—along with a couple of residencies from a certain beloved local band—and now there's another reason...
Benjamin Ahr Harrison and Adam Pranica were introduced by a mutual friend who told them they’d probably get along because they were basically the same person. A couple of guys about the same age, they both had small video production companies, both had a pretty similar sense of humor, and, as it turned out, they’re both obsessed with Star Trek and podcasts. At first as a joke, and then less and less as a...
With the shocking, disgusting, and unfortunate events of this past weekend undoubtedly still fresh in people's minds, it's important to remember that this kind of behavior, and this marked history, isn't confined to just one area. Yesterday's stunningly awful comments from our "commander-in-chief" only furthered opened the wound of the horribly divided state of our nation. While a naive few may not expect it, confederate and confederate-adjacent monuments remain throughout the country—even right here...
While beach eats have improved exponentially in recent years, so too have the offerings at the city’s numerous high-end hotel pools, which offer an opportunity to see and be seen in your skimpiest suit, multiple stories above the city. So if you’re tired of sunbathing in the sand with the hoi polloi at Coney Island, stretch out on a chaise surrounded by skyline, with a Moscow Mule and lobster roll instead. The William Vale: Andrew...

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