New York City is famously known as the city that never sleeps. Adding that it’s because everyone’s caffeinated AF would erobably rob the saying of its charm. Coffee is synonymous with New York— so is the subway being delayed due to train traffic ahead. Luckily Abbotsford Road coffee is here to help make the former as special of an experience as possible. I experienced this first hand at the opening of the specialty coffee...
I have long followed the work of Chen & Kai, the unstoppable design studio based out of Brooklyn. From designing paperweights for the Whitney Museum to ready-made art ashtrays for Bushwick’s Fisher Parrish gallery, Chen & Kai are well-beloved in the design world. But what interested me most over the years is their consistent and under-explored obsession of incorporating food into their work. Inherently, designing for the home has a distinct relationship with food....
Photos by DP Jolly A few coworkers and I were sitting in my office discussing passion projects and things that we do outside of work. As I was talking about people I interviewed for Brooklyn Magazine, one of my coworkers said, “You should meet my friend Thi.” “We went to USC together, and he has this sparkling coffee company called Keepers that he started in Brooklyn,” she added. My coworker Devin was born in ’92,...
Ask any vegan you know, and if they’re honest they’ll tell you that a lot of vegan food sucks. Not because plant-based food is naturally bland, but because most restaurants don’t care about vegans. As I’ve played with transitioning animal-based foods out of my diet, I’ve gotten a small taste of how bitter the struggle for good vegan food can be. I’ve also enjoyed the sweet success of finding flavorful and delicious vegan food,...
PHOTOGRAPHY Alexandria Taveras Regardless of where you find yourself on the love-hate continuum of Valentine’s Day, we might all be able to agree that love in its simplest and most genuine forms is one of the most beautiful things to admire when we get a chance to see it. I recently had the pleasure to do just that on my visit to the Li-Lac Chocolates factory and store in Industry City in Sunset Park. Here’s how...
Age: 27 Pronouns: He/Him Neighborhood: Bushwick Most Likely to: Start my own venture capital firm Favorite Quote: "It's great to be here. It's great to be anywhere." - Keith Richards  Nate Cotanch grew up with New Mexican roots, where Hatch Chile was a staple in local cuisine. Entrepreneurial in nature, Nate noticed a hole in the New York food market: it was missing Hatch Chile, and thus, Zia Green Chile Company was born. Nate sees Hatch Chile as more...
Name: Jenny Treantafilos Age: 26 Pronouns: She/Her Neighborhood: Bushwick Most likely to: Give a hug when you need it most Favorite Quote: It’s more of a mantra "Trust the process." But recently have randomly using, “Be the change you wish to see in the world," to rally the cooks. It’s just motivating/corny enough to set in! It's always been a curiosity of mine as to why the chef is the person we see the least, if at all, when we...
Age: 22 Pronouns: She/her Neighborhood: Bed-Stuy Most Likely to: Have a dollhouse in their adult home Favorite Quote: “If you go home with somebody, and they don't have books, don't fuck 'em!" - John Waters Food isn’t generally a medium associated with art, but that hasn’t stopped Emma Orlow. After studying “Food Art as Body Politics” at NYU, Emma began pushing creative boundaries, making art with food. At just 22, she already has impressive clients under her belt, like Urban...
PHOTOGRAPHY Ira Yousey  Bodegas in Brooklyn are everywhere you look. They have anything one could possible need in a hurry, from chips and sandwiches for a quick snack fix, to household cleaning and personal hygiene products—and if you stumble upon the right one, you can run into the elusive Bodega Cat. Kept by bodega owners to scare away rodents and pests, the Bodega Cat has become a legendary creature in Brooklyn. Multiple blogs and Instagram accounts...

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