Brooklyn

The Art of Making Dominican Chocolate

The Art of Making Dominican Chocolate

Damion Badalamenti, chocolate maker at Kah Kow U.S.A. the first Dominican chocolate factory in New York City, explains what makes Dominican chocolate unique. The Rizek Cacao company is a family-owned business that has been exporting cacao beans from the Dominican Republic for over 100 years. Fifth-generation Nadia Rizek wants to share the potential of Dominican […]

Brooklyn’s Muralists Take a Stand

Brooklyn’s Muralists Take a Stand

Many building walls all over Brooklyn are covered by 40-foot advertisements or sleek glass floor-to-ceiling windows. But the borough is also a gallery for muralists, cultivating waves of activist artists who seek to represent the communities around them. Sunset Park in particular, with its diverse immigrant population and sizable industrial buildings, is one neighborhood that […]

Taxidermy 101: The Art of Wildlife Preservation

Taxidermy 101: The Art of Wildlife Preservation

Some people spend their Sundays in church, others like to unwind with a good book, but in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, a small group of artists are rolling up their sleeves, grabbing scalpels and cutting open a mischief of mice to learn the craft of taxidermy. Leading the course is Katie Innamoroto, 27, a woman whose […]

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