Category: Profiles and Interviews With Interesting New Yorkers

Interviews and profiles of New Yorkers who make the city an interesting and exciting place to live and visit. We find chefs, entertainers, writers, dancers, artists, musicians and let all of them share their incredible work and stories.

Brooklyn Native Mixes Carribean Beats for a Unique Sound

By Nick Christophers Sometimes a little luck goes a long way and hard work even more. This could be said for rapper / singer -songwriter Brewsie whose music combines both elements. Coming from the gritty streets of Brooklyn he learned that life is tough and you need to […]

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Siblings Breaking Out with Musical and Artistic Talent

Typically in any family there is sibling rivalry at every turn but sometimes something magical happens. This would be the case with sisters Charlene and Liann Kaye who combined their talents for a lethal recipe. Charlene had the musical bug at a young age as Liann was touched by the angel of art. Their first attempt at meshing their work was when Charlene was jamming with local bands in Michigan. Liann, in her sophomore year took up a film class and gained some key pointers.

Jay Gunning: Photographer Offers a View into the World in a New Way

Jay is a traditionalist who prefers to shoot on film (even in the current market where digital is the dominant source for producing photos.)  For him, film offers a timelessness that cannot be duplicated by digital. A similar argument is true in the music industry when it comes to comparing digital with the quality of a vinyl record.

Capture 2016 One Second at a Time

Looking back on 2015, how much have you forgotten? Maybe you remember the big moments—a wedding or a vacation to Europe—but what about the ordinary days that make up most of your year? Brooklyn resident Cesar Kuriyama made an app that can help you with that.

1 Second Everyday is a simple app that allows you to record one second of every day of your life and stitch them together into one video.

Jawea: Delicious Frozen Desserts

Why is soul food great?  Because it is made with love.  It is the same reason your mom’s chicken soup cures your cold and why your Grandmother’s meatballs are without comparison.  The thought and care that goes into creating these dishes is what make them special.  And this care can be seen in products that are developed and sold throughout the city.

Jerry Middleton: Working With Wood

Look beyond Wall Street and Midtown’s financial firms, Madison Avenue ad agencies and Silicon Alley in the FlatIron District.  Instead look around at the thousands of individuals and smaller companies who make our bread, artisanal pickles, jewelry, hats and any other number of items we give as gifts or use in our daily lives.

There are all manner of interesting professions and niche industries in the city and I was fortunate to be able to speak with Jerry Middleton owner and operator of Wood Essentials, a company that specializes in making wood medicine cabinets.

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