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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......
On the corner of Graham and McKibbin is Eastwick, a fusion restaurant, that combines Middle Eastern and Mediterranean dishes with New American cuisine. At first glance, Eastwick reminded me of lots of other restaurants that I’ve seen pop up since I moved to Brooklyn from Washington Heights five years ago. The large windows, distressed wooden accents, and minimalistic signage, while beautiful, had me ready for some gentrified, hipster bullshit. Where cultural authenticity is presented...
PHOTOGRAPHY LaQuann Dawson NAME M.L. Thompson AGE 24 OCCUPATION Poet, Editor, and Graduate Student at The New School NEIGHBORHOOD: Bushwick M.L. Thompson’s Instagram handle is @dreamyuncle, and that is a pretty accurate description of his style. “I sort of have an old man aesthetic,” M.L. told me as we sat across the coffee table at our photographer’s (and M.L’s boyfriend’s), apartment and studio. Look at his outfits and you can see for yourself: M.L. artfully mixes old man essentials like corduroys, caged sandals,...
Music festivals are everywhere—there's Governors Ball, Northside, Panorama, The Meadows, Full Moon Fest, Afropunk, and more—but the massive fest might not be everyone's bag. Which is why Brooklyn's Out in the Streets, which returns next week, can make for a great mid-summer change of pace. Running since it was a tiny DIY event in Bushwick back in 2009, Out in the Streets this year is expanding to its biggest space yet in Bushwick's The Well,...