Brooklyn’s New Natural Wine Bar, Rhodora, is Entirely Waste-Free

Both challenging and hospitable, the space sets a new standard for eco-friendliness in the industry

197 Adelphi Street (in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene neighborhood) is no stranger to sustainable businesses. Originally housing the carbon-neutral Oberon Group restaurant Mettā until July 2019, the address has a new tenant: Rhodora, a waste-free wine bar under the same ownership. But if you ask Henry Rich (owner) and Halley Chambers (deputy director), this reopening represents far more than the reuse of once-defunct space. “This is …

Bond Hardware’s First Furniture and Large-Scale Objects Collection

Dana Hurwitz and Mariah Pershadsingh's amorphous Brooklyn-based brand expands

In the age of impersonal internet commerce, the ability to engage a community both online and off is a coveted skill. Bond Hardware’s Dana Hurwitz and Mariah Pershadsingh have it in spades. The three-year-old experimental jewelry label’s loyal following is as enamored by the amusing Instagram filters of their signature metal nose-strips as they are with the real thing. “I think a certain type of …

BRIC’s Refreshed Efforts Under President Kristina Newman-Scott

Adding a new voices incubator and so much more to an extensive, free cultural programming unit

For over 40 years, BRIC has educated and entertained the residents of Brooklyn. An established visual, performing and media organization in Fort Greene, its wings include a contemporary art space, professional theater, TV channel, movie studio, short film network, radio and podcast studio. Last year, its slate of programming reached some 300,000 people around the borough—and 85% of those people attended for free. The statistics: …