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What brought you to Brooklyn in the first place?
My partner Lexy Funk lived in South Williamsburg since the early 90s, and she took me there when I first arrived in the summer of 1995.
What’s the most inspiring or exciting change you’ve witnessed in Brooklyn over the past few years?
Artists, artisans and entrepreneurs setting up shop in Brooklyn.
And the most worrisome?
What now-closed Brooklyn business do you miss the most?
Aesop Rock and Triple Five Soul.
Under what circumstances, if any, would you consider leaving Brooklyn?
Very good question.
Ten years from now, which more recently opened Brooklyn businesses do you think will have made enough of a mark on the community to be considered as part of the next wave of Brooklyn Institutions?
The Brooklyn Nets.
Now we’re going to ask you to list a few favorites:
Neighborhood, other than your own: Bushwick.
Restaurant: Vinegar Hill House.
Coffee Shop: Brooklyn Coffee Roasters across from Brooklyn Industries design studios in DUMBO.
Old-school Brooklyn institution: Brooklyn Brewery and BAM.