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David Belt is a cofounder of New Lab, a making space, workshop, and co-working space in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. A New York-based international real estate developer, he is also the Founder and Managing Principal of Macro Sea and DBI. Over the past twenty-five years, Belt has developed a diverse range of projects that vary widely in size, scope and location; he has executed over $1 billion in private and institutional development projects worldwide. How...
If you want to visit one of the most legit metal places in New York City, stop by Duff’s on Marcy Ave in Williamsburg. It has metal on the jukebox, has hosted Slayer, and always has its famous hearse parked right outside. Jimmy Duff, the owner, is about as real as they come. How and why did you become involved in your line of work? What would you even call what you do? I had spent enough...
After graduating Brown with degrees in children’s cognitive development and Hispanic literature and culture, Sara Yerry’s jump to dual language teacher and advocate was a natural one. At Brooklyn Arbor School in South Williamsburg, Yerry serves as both a fourth grade Spanish-English classroom teacher and as the dual language coordinator, where she oversees development, teacher training and screening for a program that has gone from one kindergarten class in 2012 to a dual language...
Shelley is on a mission to make Caribbean culture in Flatbush, Brooklyn, an official affair—which, in everything but name, it has been for a long time. Starting in the 60s and 70s, immigrants from all 28 Caribbean countries began to move in large numbers to Flatbush and Crown Heights; to celebrate and showcase these diverse cultures into a single idea, Worrell coined the name (and cultural venture) CaribBEING. Through film series, arts and culture programming, and...

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