Robin Hoodd: Keeping The Culture Alive in Los Sures, Brooklyn
Robin Hoodd knew Williamsburg when it was a far cry from the hipster wonderland it has become. The Brooklyn-born artist fuses Dominican and New York culture to create good-vibing paintings and music that celebrates a way of life that’s getting pushed to the side.
Tenacity And Struggle To The Art World: Artist David “Star City” White
Former dealer turned fine artist David “Star City” White embodies the changing character of New York City. After a youth spent hustling, Star City broke into the art world with his show “My Red is Not Your Red”. Star City’s artworks are forward looking expressions of the positive wisdom he’s accrued over a lifetime of challenge.
In the ever evolving landscape of New York, there is one constant: pizza by the slice. Paulie Gee, the owner and pizza-enthusiast-in-chief at the gourmet Greenpoint pizza spot, Paulie Gee’s, is an old school Brooklynite and a true devotee of the slice.
Lucy Torredelfino has lived on Mulberry Street for 93 years. A Little Italy native in the truest sense, we spoke to Lucy about growing up in the age of John Gotti and 20 dollar rent.
Frankie, aka Terror, is a Little Italy legend. The old-time Mulberry Street local remembers when Al Capone played cards at a spot called the Knotty Pine, rent was twenty three dollars a month, and wine got bootlegged in the neighborhood basements.