land to sea Diversifies NYC’s Cafe Culture + Creative Community

Created by people of color to uplift people of color, this Williamsburg space is more than a typical coffee shop

Another coffee shop in Williamsburg, Brooklyn is par for the course, but that’s why the neighborhood’s latest addition, land to sea, stands out even more. Opening its doors in October, Emily Shum and Eva Zhou’s land to sea fosters a creative and inclusive community, hosting food pop-ups, art exhibits and classes, especially designed to uplift artists of color. More than a cafe, this versatile venue …

Jen Stark’s Swirling, Color-Soaked “Cascade” at The William Vale

6,000 square feet of dreamy immersive art and interactive installations

Extended through 7 November, the immersive exhibition Cascade: A Jen Stark Experience populates 6,000 square feet of space at Williamsburg, Brooklyn’s The William Vale with swirling rainbow patterns, charming projection-mapped icons, dripping and drizzling digital walls and so much more. Stark’s four uniquely artistic rooms and two moving murals come to life thanks to cutting-edge technology. Produced by Art Market Productions in partnership with Joshua Liner Projects and United …

NYC’s First Women-Owned + Women-Operated Production Brewery, Talea Beer Co

From accessible beers to a welcoming taproom, all the design considerations at this Brooklyn spot

There are two points of entry to an experience with Talea Beer Co: first, there are the Brooklyn brand’s beers (which can now be found in Whole Foods); second, there’s their Williamsburg brewery and taproom, open from 8AM every day of the week. The latter wouldn’t be the same without the former, as the reputation of a brewery’s products should surmount any in-person experience. Fortunately, Talea …