Age: 27 Pronouns: He/him Neighborhood: Williamsburg Most Likely to: Be the first one awake Favorite Quote: “As you wander on through life, whatever be your goal, keep your eye upon the donut, and not upon the hole.” Daniel King is a builder and a fixer. His mentality that “vintage is the future,” is what led Daniel to open Home Union, a curated store of vintage modern furniture store he co-owns with his wife, Meghan. Daniel saw a flimsiness in...
Age: 29 Neighborhood: South Williamsburg Most Likely To: Be Unpredictable Favorite Quote: "Things are what you make of them." Sometimes sparkly agendas emblazoned with “Live Your Truth” or “Too Legit To Quit” are a little bit forced, but Adam J. Kurtz has found the sweet spot of encouraging art that's  inspirational and honest. You might have seen his illustrations as pins, patches, or keychains, trinkets embellished with phrases like “You Tried” or “Feelings” or “At Least You’re...
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...
PHOTOGRAPHY Sabella Kahn I don’t want to say that blondes have more fun, but when I’m blonde I do feel like the best damn version of myself. I’ve been dying my hair platinum for around two years now, but the color was always quick to fade into a brassy yellow. There had to be some sort of solution that would keep me satisfied with both my color and maintenance routine. Enter The Bird House, a hair...
PHOTOGRAPHY DP Jolly NAME Holly Elizabeth Rice OCCUPATION Writer and Plus-Size Youtuber AGE 25 NEIGHBORHOOD Bushwick When I pull up to Holly's crib and she shows me her looks for the shoot, I notice—almost immediately—that, of the three outfits, only one includes a coat. Wanting to make sure that she was knew it was brick-ass-cold outside, and it was outside and not inside that these pictures were being taken I ask her, "Are you gonna be good?" Without even looking at me Holly responds, "I'm from Nova Scotia......