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In Brooklyn, a place brimming with creative, driven, and talented people, selecting a group of just 100 professionals influencing our culture is not easy. Many who we included in this year's list have more recently emerged in the public sphere for the admirable work they have done; others had not been given the spotlight they have long deserved; and others still, who we did not include, fall under a different category: They have been around for so long,...
A caliber chef with a penchant for fine dining Italian, Missy Robbins opened Williamsburg’s Lilia in 2016 and has attracted a great deal of accolades ever since. Though she cultivated her love of Italian food in her five years as executive chef at Spiaggia, she attributes the spawning of her culinary inclinations to less romantic circumstances. It was during her time as an art history student at Georgetown University that she found herself totally...
Science! Never did we think that statement alone would merit its own protest sign. In an age of confusion, Janna Levin, professor of physics and astronomy at Barnard College, remains a bastion of truth, innovation, and levity (but sometimes black holes, and soon, black holes that light up). Her programming at Pioneer Works, where she’s Director of Science, usually involves two other scientists, unsolved mysteries, and throngs of people. “Science is part of culture,”...
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...

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