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Carol Rogers, Book Fair Organizer
Caroline Rogers has always been a lover of books.
From the time she and a former partner decided to sell books at a nearby flea market in Queens, the Brooklyn-born, Queens-bred bookworm has starte...
Ijana Nathaniel, Non-profit Founder
Brooklyn dared to dream. Will Queens and the rest of New York City be next?
Ijana Nathaniel started her youth organization, Dare 2 Dream Leaders (D2D), in two East Flatbush schools last June. The ...
Abby Dobson, Singer-Songwriter
Don’t sleep on Brooklyn-born singer-songwriter Abby Dobson.
Her debut album, “Sleeping Beauty: You Are The One You Have Been Waiting For,” caused a stir when it was released last November, foreshad...
Scott Decoursey - Musician/Author
Scott Decoursey is full of creativity. The 23-year-old lifelong Glendale resident is not just dabbling in different fields, he is a soon-to-be published author and already a musician that doesn't b...
James Gulliver Hancock, Illustrator
James Gulliver Hancock is crazy about buildings. He draws them all the time - in his spare time, for work, to just get his creativity flowing. Actually, James Gulliver Hancock cannot stop drawing. ...
Howard Newman, Creator of Jokesercise
Is it possible to mix comedy with exercise? For Howard Newman it's a reality that he enjoys everyday.
The stand-up comic and fitness instructor is the creator of Jokesercise, a comedy and exercise...
Bill Schuck, Artist
Bill Schuck’s backyard sees a lot of traffic.
Plastic bags and condoms pile up there, sewage floods in when it rains, and it was the site of an oil spill estimated at three times the size of the E...
There are many words that could best accurately describe Johanna Fausto. As it is written on her blog, she likes to be known as a cultural observer, adventurous traveler, food lover, Bikram Yoga pr...
Ryan Acuna, Chess Champion
At first, Ryan Acuna didn't like chess. Now, he holds the first place trophy from a Chess tournament played at I.S. 318 in Williamsburg.
Acuna, who attends Robert F. Wagner Junior Secondary School...
Andrew Appel, Model Student
What do you get when you blend a major in homeland and corporate security with a side gig modeling? You get Andrew Appel, a Breezy Point resident who is signed to Wilhelmina Models, while pursuing ...
Christina Moore, Ms. Brooklyn
Five frenzied months into her reign as Miss Brooklyn, Christina Moore is showing no signs of slowing down- or scaling back her hometown pride.
“I am a Brooklyn girl, born and raised in good old Ben...