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Honoring Brooklyn’s Builders
n July 20th, the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce and its Real Estate & Development Committee hosted the 2016 Building Brooklyn Awards at the Duggal Greenhouse in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Now in its 16th year, the annual event celebrates recently completed construction and renovation projects that enrich Brooklyn’s neighborhoods and economy. Along with the 10 award winners, this year’s honorees were NYCEDC President & CEO Maria Torres-Springer, Heritage Equity Partners Founder and Chief Executive Officer Toby Moskovits, and Heritage Equity Partners President Michael Lichtenstein, who were feted for their career-long contributions to Brooklyn’s real estate and development industry. The BBA winners were selected earlier this year by a judging committee comprised of architects, planners, government officials, economic development experts and business leaders. This year’s ceremony was also dedicated to Baldev Duggal, who sadly passed away on June 29th. The 2016 Building Brooklyn Award Winners are:
Adaptive Reuse: 634 Dean Street Prospect Heights TerraCRG
Economic Development: 210 Joralemon Brooklyn Heights United American Land
Historic Restoration: Spungen Residence Brooklyn Heights David & Aliana Spungen
TerraCRG Award For Arts and Recreation: St. Ann’s Warehouse DUMBO St. Ann’s Warehouse
Education: Barry Feirstein Grad School of Cinema Brooklyn Navy Yard Brooklyn College
Neighborhood Retail: Joya Wallabout Joya Studio
Community and Culture: Hellenic Classical Charter School South Slope Hellenic Classical Charter School
National Grid Award for Energy Efficiency: Green Manufacturing Center Brooklyn Navy Yard Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation
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The Public Affairs Department – Advocating for the Needs of Brooklyn Businesses H
ere at the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, we pride ourselves on being one of the borough’s leading and most recognized advocates for economic development. We have a long history of working with elected officials, government agencies and community leaders to effectively represent the interests of Brooklyn businesses.
Meet the Team! This work is executed by the Chamber’s Public Affairs team, which includes Senior Vice President Melissa Chapman and Government Affairs Director Avi Leshes. Melissa leads the day-to-day operations of the department and focuses on advancing the scope and influence of the Brooklyn Chamber at the city and state levels of government. Avi supports Melissa in this role, and manages the Chamber’s federal affairs. The Public Affairs Team works closely with the Chamber’s Membership and Economic Development departments to swiftly identify and address obstacles to business growth, conduct strategic outreach to community stakeholders, and publish findings. Further, the team collaborates with specific groups and consultants to enhance the interaction between Members and public officials, including the Chamber’s Government Affairs Committee, co-chaired by Antonia YuilleWilliams of Con Edison and Gil Cygler of Fleet Coverage Consultants, Inc., and the Chamber’s government affairs representatives – Yoswein New York in the city and state and Davidoff Hutcher & Citron LLP on a federal level. With this combination of resources, Members can rely on the Brooklyn Chamber to notify them about legislation that could potentially impact their businesses and to provide them with opportunities to offer feedback – in some cases, directly to elected officials. In addition, the Chamber represents its Members by way of testimonies and letters of support to public officials. For example, if a Chamber Member has an issue that comes up for a hearing before its local community board, a representative from the Chamber can testify on its behalf.
Your Feedback Matters The Annual Member Issues Survey is a key tool used by the Public Affairs department to shape the Chamber’s position on legislative issues. It is usually issued at the end of the year via an e-mail to all Members, and contains a series of questions related to how proposed or existing pieces of legislation impact businesses at the city, state and federal levels of government. In addition to this standard survey, Members are also asked to weigh in throughout the year via more targeted surveys.
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Government Affairs Director Avi Leshes and Senior Vice President Melissa Chapman.
other Member feedback form the foundation of the Chamber’s three Annual Legislative Agendas – state, federal, and most recently, city. These documents lay out the policy recommendations for issues that impact businesses in Brooklyn – for example, what existing legislation or regulations harm businesses and in what ways; what legislation or regulations would help start, retain and grow business in the borough; and how government could be more supportive of businesses. Each year, over 100 Chamber Members join the Brooklyn Chamber in Albany, Washington, D.C., and for the first time this year, New York City, to advocate for improved economic conditions in Brooklyn. During these visits, the delegation meets with elected officials that represent Brooklyn, as well as key agencies to present the Chamber’s Legislative Agenda.
The Albany and Washington, D.C. trips feature a “Brooklyn Night” event, which showcases the very best of Brooklyn-Made food and beverage products, as well as iconic brands that made their debut in the Borough of Kings! This traditional ode to the great borough of Brooklyn highlights the critically important economic gains being made across the borough in areas as diverse as food manufacturing and a wide array of innovation economy sectors.
Brooklyn Newsmakers Series In addition to our legislative visits, Members gain direct access to representatives through our Brooklyn Newsmakers event, as well as several other forums held throughout
the year, that feature governmental decisionmakers. Brooklyn Newsmakers is a quarterly event that features high-level guest speakers addressing a citywide audience. Past speakers have included City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Police Commissioner William Bratton, Public Advocate Letitia James and Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman.
How Can We Help You? Now that you have an idea about the work of the Chamber’s Public Affairs Department, don’t hesitate to contact us should you ever have a question related to a specific bill or if you need assistance navigating government. Please contact Melissa at 718-875-1000 ext. 126 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Avi at 718-875-1000 ext. 105 or aleshes@ brooklynchamber.com.
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No Ordinary Dude from Brooklyn R
ob D. Walker is not just another artist from Brooklyn, but rather just a dude from Brooklyn. His clothing and home design brand, Brooklynaires/Just a Dude from Brooklyn, began taking shape in 2005 when he appeared on the reality show, The Cut. Hosted by fashion mogul Tommy Hilfiger, the show gave Rob a much-needed platform to showcase his unique, hand-painted shirts, caps, hoodies, jeans and footwear. The second oldest of five children raised in a single parent home, he credits his success and attitude about life to his mother Beverly, a Brooklynite originally from Jamaica. Rob regards his mother as strictly amazing and amazingly strict and says that her life lessons about education and respect are the foundation of his upbringing. Considered a bit of a renaissance man, Rob not only creates beautiful designs on clothing and visually stunning works on canvas, wood, paper and recycled materials, but he is also a published author with Scholastic
Books. His two books, Once Upon a Cloud and Mama Says, have received five-star reviews. As a vendor for the Department of
Education, Rob has traveled around Brooklyn and across the city reading his books at schools, Barnes and Noble, Book Court and
at other events, giving talks to children and their families on the value of education, peace, following their dreams, and overcoming adversity. He recalls losing all of his art and equipment in a storage unit auction. While the loss was devastating, he understood that this was just another test of his faith. Rob may have lost very valuable equipment, but he still possessed the raw talent that allowed him to bounce back in the face of adversity. Rob is an advocate for educating and empowering youth, as they are indeed our hope for the future. His brand is not simply about being profitable, but creating opportunities for the youth in Brooklyn and hopefully around the world. As a result of this ambition, Rob started a line under the Just a Dude umbrella entitled Unbroken Peace, which seeks to be an outlet for funding youth projects wherever there is a need. He would like Brooklyn to be seen as the place where peace and love can be found.
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Build It Back Seeks Temporary Housing to Help Homeowners Relocate During Construction
he Mayor’s Office of Housing Recovery is asking Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island landlords, brokers, real estate agents and affiliated professionals to provide available apartments to Build it Back homeowners. Short-term lease units of less than one year are desired. In addition, the Office of Housing Recovery Operations seeks Americans with Disabilities Act compliant and/or petfriendly units to accommodate household needs. The Housing Recovery Office is moving aggressively toward Mayor Bill de Blasio’s goal of program completion by the end of 2016. Build it Back has now raised more than 250 homes citywide, started construction on over 3,000 and finished construction on over 2,000 — including 1,121 starts and 731 completes in Brooklyn. In April of 2014, the City dedicated funding for a Temporary Relocation Assistance program, which reimburses homeowners for rental expenses while they’re displaced during construction. Monthly rents start at approximately $1,500 a month for a one person household and up to $2,700 for a household size of five or more. In June 2015, Build it Back, the Mayor’s Fund to Advance NYC, and wNew York Disaster Interfaith Services (NYDIS) launched the privately-funded Sandy Temporary Rental Program to provide housing assistance for vulnerable and under resourced homeowners for the duration of construction. The program supplements the benefits available to Build it Back homeowners through the Temporary Relocation Assistance program. Landlords interested in helping can call the Build it Back Temporary Helpline at (646) 757-2886.
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tartups are all the rage right now, and you can bet that your small business will be facing some type of serious competition over the next year. Unfortunately, many small business owners limit their opportunities by relying on return visits and word-ofmouth to grow their companies. Since building your brand is an important part of your marketing strategy, you should be aware of these five reasons why your small business needs a website so that you can make the best choices for your company’s future.
4. Keep Up With the Competition In today’s modern times, you can bet that at least one competitor is already one step ahead of you. If they have a website and you don’t, then guess who is getting the business. Setting up a website today will show your target audience that you are on top of your game.
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1. Increase Customer Interaction The digital explosion has changed the ways that people interact with each other and with their local businesses. Today, you can expect that your customers will search for businesses that provide similar services and do some comparison shopping. Having a website means that your business will be among those that pop up during searches so that your brand stays visible.
2. Bolster Brand Awareness As a small business owner, you have care-
fully crafted your brand to represent your company’s values. Yet, no one will ever know about it unless you put it out there. On your website, you can provide a company history, explain your values and inform potential customers about new products that enhance the public’s perception of your brand.
3. Build Your Reputation Like it or not, your business already has an online presence since review sites provide an outlet for past and future customers to post reviews. With a website, you can take control of your online presence so that you maintain that critical positive reputation.
Now that people are communicating more online, you have to stay up with the times. On your website, you can talk directly to your customers and keep them informed about all of your exciting company events. Stepping into the digital age may seem incongruent with your company’s goals, but it’s important to reach out to your customers in ways that they find convenient. Take your small business to the next level and contact us (bklynmarketing.com) today so that we can build you a winning website that stands out from the competition!
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In Memoriam– Anthony J. Nardella I
t is with great sadness that we note the passing of Anthony J. Nardella on July 27th. After completing a distinguished career in law enforcement, Anthony joined Muss Development LLC in 1999 as Director of Security, with responsibilities for fire safety and building management at Brooklyn Renaissance Plaza, the office tower built by Muss along with The Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn’s first major hotel. The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce moved to the building in 2013 and shares offices with Muss. Anthony was a constant presence, ensuring smooth operations of the building complex. Carlo A. Scissura, President and CEO of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce said, “Anthony exhibited extensive technical expertise and personal attention to all facility management details. But he will be most remembered by all of us, our visitors and staff, as a person who made the workday better, through his sense of humor and warm smile, and by his unflagging efforts to maintain 335 Adams Street to the highest office building standards. We looked forward to seeing him every day. Wherever he went – local restaurants, civic and business events, or government meetings – he knew everyone. His comments and commitments were always well received. He was a fine professional and a good friend. He will be missed.”
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CDL500 Helps You Look Good, Generate Leads, And Tell Your Story Online
e know small business owners take on too many responsibilities. Starting or running your own business is ultimately rewarding, but at what cost? Lots of business owners are juggling sales, operations, marketing, and website management. Chad Lewine, digital strategist for CDL500, Inc. wants to provide some relief. CDL500, Inc. specializes in small business website design and internet marketing. One client testimonial by a Williamsburg business owner sums that up perfectly. “Chad has done a great job of learning about our business from the inside and combining that with his technical expertise, has already delivered great results in a few short months. Reasonable and fair fees. Highest recommendation!”
Lewine doesn’t just apply a template to your marketing needs and call it a day. He learns about your services, company history, customer base, locale and competitors. Essentially, Lewine is a consultant who executes on what he recommends. Lewine was raised just outside of Philadelphia by two lifelong entrepreneurs, Nancy and Rich Lewine. He was instilled with the value of balancing business and personal/
family time. Now, having served the NYC area since 2011, Lewine is quickly becoming an ally of small business owners due to his affordable fees, fast turnaround time and irrefutable results. Lewine’s flagship success story – FTKny. com – is proof that you don’t have to shell out a small fortune to build a superior website and benefit from local internet marketing. Take it from Franco Verdino, owner of FTKny.com,
who said, “Chad helped me achieve a sold out summer camp in Park Slope with his dope web marketing skill. What else is there to say but ‘thank you Chad!’” Even more recently, it only took Lewine and his client a few months to reach abovethe-fold ranking on page one for the keyword “Park Slope preschool” (ParkSlope Preschool.com). CDL500 currently works and has worked with clients in many industries, including but not limited to education, entertainment, animals, nonprofit, and technology. As a Brooklyn-based company with a universal perspective, whether you are in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Pennsylvania, or California, CDL500 has the experience and network to help you reach your goals.
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Exploring All That Brooklyn Has to Offer Explore Brooklyn is the go-to website for all things Brooklyn. Visit ExploreBK.com to discover all the best places to eat, stay, shop and play in your favorite borough. Trust us, we know Brooklyn.
The 42nd Annual Atlantic Antic™ Street Festival Sunday, September 25,12-6PM The 42nd Annual Atlantic Antic™ Street Festival will be held on Sunday, September 25th, RAIN OR SHINE. Spanning 10 blocks through four neighborhoods on Atlantic Avenue in the heart of downtown Brooklyn, this 42-year-old event is the largest and most celebrated street festival in New York City. The Atlantic Antic is a longstanding New York City tradition that features international delicacies and unique merchandise with over 500 vendors, 100 local merchants, 15 live music stages, and one block dedicated to family-friendly fun. Rated as the “Best Street Festival” in New York City by Time Out New York, it attracts hundreds of thousands of people every year. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/atlanticantic16
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Steakhouses in Brooklyn Gourmet steakhouses are a quintessential part of Gotham’s culinary heritage. New Yorkers have been addicted to prime cuts ever since Delmonico’s began serving its legendary rib-eye in the 1850s. If you’re serious about steak, you won’t be surprised to hear that many of the Big Apple’s most celebrated chophouses are right here in Brooklyn. Here are six Kings County steakhouses that belong on every committed carnivore’s bucket list.
Peter Luger Steakhouse
(Williamsburg) Peter Luger is the granddaddy of Brooklyn steakhouses. Hungry Manhattanites and Long Islanders have been trekking to Williamsburg for their dry-aged steaks since 1887 (the Williamsburg Bridge wasn’t even built yet). They’ve picked up a Michelin star along the way, but the steakhouse remains firmly rooted in the past. The bow-tied waiters, German beer hall decor, and manual cash register only add to the charm. First-timers are strongly advised to splurge on their legendary porterhouse. Charred to perfection and spooned table side in its own fat, it may be the most delicious slab of meat in America. Insider tip: make sure to bring a debit card or cash. Peter Luger’s doesn’t accept credit cards.
(Williamsburg) DeStefano’s caused quite a stir when it debuted in 2007. Located on a stretch of Williamsburg dominated by Peter Luger, the 34-seat steakhouse had a lot to prove. The restaurant was opened by longtime Williams-
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Island Avenue — at affordable prices. Steaks are aged on-site for optimal texture and taste. Atlas also offers signature cocktails, succulent appetizers, and desserts each sweeter than the last. Plus, enjoy live entertainment on Friday nights and brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am to 3 pm.
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burg resident Joey DeStefano and cultivates a homey feel. Family photos line the walls, a fireplace gives off a cozy vibe, and the tin ceiling is picturesquely battered. Although we love the décor—the steak is the main attraction. Standout dishes include the dry-aged porterhouse and the filet mignon accompanied by Tuscan beans and sausage.
Atlas Steakhouse (Ditmas Park) The borough’s newest steakhouse brings a Mediterranean dining experience to Coney
(Bay Ridge) This old-school chophouse is a Bay Ridge institution. Despite inauspicious beginnings (it opened the day after the 1987 Black Monday financial crash) the steakhouse quickly became a neighborhood favorite. Chadwick’s has built its reputation on its dependably good steaks and chops. Crowd-pleasing side dishes include fried shoestring zucchini, whipped sweet potatoes, and crispy home fries. Feeling indecisive? You can’t go wrong with the classic T-Bone. Bonus: the restaurant offers stunning views of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.
Amber Steak House
(Greenpoint) Greenpoint’s first (and only) classic chop-
house, Amber Steak House serves gourmet cuts in elegantly old-fashioned surroundings. If your date doesn’t share your love of red meat, steer them towards the extensive seafood menu. The juicy 16 oz. New York Strip is broiled at 1,700 degrees and comes with a gorgeous heap of potatoes. Amber also has a great whisky menu.
Brooklyn Steak Co.
(Midwood) This kosher joint serves premium hand-cut steaks in a casual atmosphere. Located in the heart of Midwood, Brooklyn Steak Co. caters to a younger crowd. Popular dishes include the rib-eye, twice-cooked duck, popcorn chicken, and roasted carrot and arugula salad—all cooked to order by executive chef Eric Acklowitz. If you’re feeling adventurous, round out your meal with an order of fried pickles.
T. Fusion Steakhouse
(Marine Park) Opened in 2007, T. Fusion Steakhouse is a veteran of Brooklyn’s kosher restaurant industry. The elegant steak joint specializes in prime USDA hand-cut beef. The 22 oz., 21day aged prime rib is a must, as is the gargantuan 34 oz. bone-in ribeye. Finish the evening with a nightcap from their well-stocked bar.
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Accounting Solutions LLC 1935 East 26th Street Brooklyn, NY 11229 www.asolutionsny.com
POPA 397 Bridge Street Floor 7 Brooklyn, NY 11201 www.www.populararchitecture.com
Edward F Esposito, CPA/ABV, CFE 354 Clarkson Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11226 www.edcpa.me Accounting/Tax Services Lindsay Anastasio Accounting Consulting Services 195 Montague Street Floor 14 Brooklyn, NY 11201 www.lindsayanastasioaccounting.com
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Arts/Culture Art Fun Studio 547 92 Street Brooklyn, NY 11209 www.artfunstudio.com Brooklyn Metal Works 640 Dean St. 2nd Floor Brooklyn, NY 11238 www.bkmetalworks.com North Brooklyn Arts, Inc 145 Java Street Brooklyn, NY 11222
Athletic/Fitness Clubs MSJ’s Gymnastics 43 South 1st Street Brooklyn, NY 11249 www.msjsgym.com
Banquet/Catering Halls Bedford Hall 1177 Bedford Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11216 www.bedfordhall.com
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Business Coaching/ Development BEN Global 520 White Plains Road, Suite 500 Tarryton, NY, 10591 www.poweredbyben.com
Jenny Peysin Architecture PLLC 274 Prospect Park West, 4R Brooklyn, NY 11215 www.jpeysin-architecture.com
ICA Group 1330 Beacon Street, Suite 355 Brookline, MA, 02446 www.ica-group.org
Lisa Levy Industries 304 Boerum, #45 Brooklyn, NY 11206 www.lisalevy.viewbook.com
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Community Service Organizations Block Institute, Inc. 376 Bay 44 Street Brooklyn, NY 11214 www.blockinstitute.org Northside Townhall Community & Cultural Center c/o PFI: 113 Berry Street Brooklyn, NY 11211 www.nthccc.org Park Slope Armory YMCA 361 15th Street Brooklyn, NY 11215 www.www.ymcanyc.org/parkslopearmory Town Square 102 Oak Street Brooklyn, NY 11222 www.townsquareinc.com
Construction Supplies/ Services Prestige Skyline Corp 915 43rd Street Brooklyn, NY 11219 www.theprestigetouch.com ValidPoint LLC 1080 Bergen Street, Suite 157 Brooklyn, NY 11216
Consulting KC Consulting 1850 West 9th Street Brooklyn, NY 11223 www.kcconsulting.nyc
Online Trading Academy New York City 2 Hanson Place, Suite 1301 Brooklyn, NY 11217 www.tradingacademy.com/newyorkcity
Cinch 4 World Trade Center, 29th Floor 150 Greenwich Street New York, NY 10006 www.cinchkey.com
Brooklyn - A Hotel 1199 Atlantic Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11216 www.thebrooklynny.com
Energy/Utilities Go Electric Inc. 15 MetroTech Center, 19th Floor Brooklyn, NY 11201 www.www.goelectricinc.com M3 Energy 427 11th Street Brooklyn, NY 11215 www.m3energy.com Sprague Energy 6 Industrial Way West Eatontown, NJ 07724 www.spragueenergy.com
Entertainment Avant Gardner LLC 111 Gardner Av. Brooklyn, NY 11237 Chief Bodega Inc 1089 Broadway Brooklyn, NY 11221 Clowns.com Inc. 200 Meacham Avenue Elmont, NY 11003 www.Clowns.com Fresh as Daisy Kids Spa 9305 Glenwood Road Brooklyn, NY 11236 www.freshasdaisy.com
RD Gold Consulting LLC 271 Union Street Brooklyn, NY 11231
National Sawdust 80 North 6th Street Brooklyn, NY 11249 www.nationalsawdust.org
Social Strategies Group Inc PO Box 271 Cadman Plaza East Unit 22718 Brooklyn, NY 11202 www.social-strategies-group.com
Woods 48 South 4th Street Brooklyn, NY 11211 www.thewoodsbk.com
Coworking The Yard 33 Nassau Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11222 www.theyard.nyc
Event Management Star Network 9733 4th Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11201 www.starnetwork.com
Gerber Finance Inc. 488 Madison Avenue, Suite 800 New York, NY 10022 www.gerberfinance.com RetroTax 3537 36th Street, 2nd Floor Astoria, NY 11106 www.retrotax-aci.com Timothy Mullins/Edward Jones 113 South 6th Street, Suite 201 Brooklyn, NY 11249 www.edwardjones.com/timothy-mullins
Food Products (Manufacturers/Distributors) Bakery Group LLC 31-00 47th Avenue, #1220 Long Island City, NY, 11101 www.stolleus.com
Greenpoint Muesli Company, Inc. 28 Box Street, N529 Brooklyn, NY 11222 www.gpmuesli.com M and P Artisan Inc. 819 Greene Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11221 www.MandPArtisan.com
LESH 217 East 3rd Street, #2 Brooklyn, NY 11218 www.leshloom.com Renee Frances Jewelry 188 Kent Street, #1 Brooklyn, NY 11222 www.reneefrances.com
HENDO 567 Flushing Ave., #301 Brooklyn, NY 11206 www.hendomade.com
Beroep Inc. 183 Lorraine St, 3rd fl TI Artist Studios 86 Brooklyn, NY 11231 www.beroeptech.com
Big Sand Woodworking 360 Ocean Parkway Apt 2FBrooklyn, NY 11218 www.bigsandwoodworking.com
Brooklynaires-Just a Dude from Brooklyn 334 Throop Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11206 www.Brooklynaires.com
Cam Crockford Design 135 Plymouth St #605B Brooklyn, NY 11201 www.camcrockford.com
MVC Management Productions 770 Fulton Street Suite 10A Brooklyn, NY 11238 www.mvcproductions.net/#firstPage
Judi Powers Jewelry 640 Dean Street 2nd Floor Brooklyn, NY 11238 www.www.judipowersjewelry.com
My Sweet 57 Porter Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11237 www.mysweet.com
Brooklyn Fox Lingerie 200 Bedford Ave Brooklyn, NY 11249 www.brooklynfoxlingerie.com
Nubian Conservatory of Music 892 Eastern Pkwy 1st Floor Brooklyn, NY 11213 www.nubianconservatoryofmusic.com
Page One Dominators 455 State Street Brooklyn, NY 11217 www.pageonedominators.com
Gold Star Smoked Fish Corp. 570 Smith Street Brooklyn, NY 11231 www.goldstarusa.com
BIB Media 68 3rd Street, Suite 12 Brooklyn, NY 11231 www.BIBmedia.tv
Commercial Business Services, LLC 9 Bond Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 www.cbsvcs.com
Aflac New York 14 Wall Street, Suite 8C New York, NY 10005 www.local.aflac.com/tracy_wilbanks/Agent
Brooklyn Republic Vodka Brooklyn, NY 11232 www.brooklynrepublicvodka.com
Industrial & Technology Assistance, Corp. 39 Broadway, Suite 1110 New York, NY 10006 www.itac.org
Conflict Resolution Systems, LLC. P.O. Box 40229 Brooklyn, NY 11204 www.conflictresolutionsystems.com
Premier Facility Management 264 LaKawanna Ave Woodland Park, NJ 07424 www.pfmgreen.com
Hilton Brooklyn New York 140 Schermerhorn Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 www.brooklynnewyork.hilton.com
Bricks Meals & Snacks 540 President Street, 3rd Floor Brooklyn, NY 11215 www.bricksbars.com
Greenpoint Innovations LLC 114 Greenpoint Avenue, 4D Brooklyn, NY 11222 www.greenpointinnovations.com
Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership 472 Myrtle Avenue, 2nd Floor Brooklyn, NY 11205 www.myrtleavenue.org
Even Hotel Brooklyn 46 Nevins Street Brooklyn, NY 11217 www.evenhotels.com/brooklynny
Government Agencies/ Officials Brooklyn ACCES-VR 55 Hanson Place, 2nd Floor, #203 Brooklyn, NY 11217
Health/Beauty (Retail) Joya Studio 19 Vanderbilt Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11205 www.joyastudio.com
Goldhenn LLC 19 Wyckoff #9 Brooklyn, NY 11201 www.goldhenn.com Michal Lando Design 375 Lincoln Place, 4J Brooklyn, NY 11238 www.michallandodesign.com
Kitchen/Bath Cabinetry/ Design (Manufacturers Vesta Kitchen & Bath Consulting Inc 353 7th Street Brooklyn, NY 11215 www.www.houzz.com/pro/vestakb
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The Rybak Firm, PLLC 1810 Voorhies Ave, Suite 7 Brooklyn, NY 11235 www.getlegal.nyc
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Lighting/Lamps/Fixtures Calator Design Ursachi Studio 142 A Plymouth Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 www.calatordesign.com Legion Lighting Company, Inc. 221 Glenmore Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11207 www.legionlighting.com
Maintenance Services Preventive Maintenance Works LLC 3706 Avenue I Brooklyn, NY 11210
Manufacturers Loren Manufacturing 80 Nassau Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11222 www.lorencronk.com
Brooklyn, NY 11238 www.dogparker.com
Brooklyn, NY 11222 www.parkchurchcoop.org
Alzheimer’s Association 600 3rd Avenue New York, NY 10016 www.alz.org/nyc
Selfie Booker 2071 Flatbush Avenue Suite 210 Brooklyn, NY 11234 www.selfiebooker.com
The Chef Next Door 458 West 146th St Suite 3 North New York, NY 10031
Xin Chinese Restaurant 8324 3rd Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11209 www.www.xinbrooklyn.com
Medical Practices North Brooklyn Dental Care 169 Kent Street Brooklyn, NY 11222 www.northbrooklyndentalcare.com Williamsburg Dental Arts 86 North 6th Street Brooklyn, NY 11249 www.williamsburgdentalarts.com Diamond Braces 79 Ave U Brooklyn, NY 11223 www.diamondbraces.com/office-locations/ avenue-u-brooklyn-ny
Metals (Manufacturers) Masterwork Plaques Inc. 136 Metropolitan Avenue 4ABrooklyn, NY 11249 www.www.masterworkplaques.com
Mortgages Emigrant Mortgage Company 350 Jericho Turnpike, Suite 203 Jericho, NY 11753 www.emigrantmortgage.com
Rooted Design & Build 1565 Bergen Street Brooklyn, NY 11213 www.rooteddesignandbuild.com
Manufacturing Incubator Brooklyn FoodWorks 630 Flushing Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11206 www.thebrooklynfoodworks.com
Market Research Axiz Inc 45 West 46th Street, 3rd Floor New York, NY 10036 www.azix.net
Media VICE 90 North 11th Street Brooklyn, NY 11249 www.vice.com
Medical Education/ Advocacy
The Hall at MP 470 Driggs Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11211 www.thehallbrooklyn.com
Office Supplies/Services Staples - Greenpoint 535 Morgan Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11222
Payment Services Priority Payments Local 2321 E. 65th Street Brooklyn, NY 11234 www.prioritypaymentslocal.com
Radio Rampa 133 Greenpoint Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11222 www.www.radiorampa.com
Retail Aki Ashe Tie Collection 8320 13th Avenue, Unit 280224 Brooklyn, NY 11228 www.akiashe.com
Real Estate Slate Property Group 38 East 29th Street, 9th Floor New York, NY 10016 www.www.slatepg.com/contact
Warren Lewis Sotheby’s 299 Bedford Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11211 www.warrenlewis.com
32Square 239 Java St Brooklyn, NY 11222 www.boneyardpets.com
Real Estate Brokers
Cost Plus World Market 830 Third Avenue Beyond at Liberty Brooklyn, NY 11232 www.worldmarket.com
Ben Bay Realty Co. of Ave U LLC 206 Avenue U Brooklyn, NY 11223 www.benbayre.com
NY Standard Realty, LLC 1944 Coney Island Ave Second floorBrooklyn, NY 11223 NYStandardRealty.com
Deli Empire 274 Hawthorne Street, FL2 Brooklyn, NY 11225 www.DeliEmpire.com
Real Estate Development/ Management
96 Berry Street LLC 96 Berry Street Brooklyn, NY 11249
OMhh Store 503 Atlantic Ave Brooklyn, NY 11217 www.ohmyheavenlyhair.com
EOS Advisory Partners 1120 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 1503 New York City, NY 10036 www.eosadvisorypartners.com
Sportswear Pedal Forward 1713 8th Avenue RM 1-4 Brooklyn, NY 11215 www.www.pedalforward.com
New York Studio Factory 2 St. Nicholas Ave Brooklyn, NY 11237 www.nystudiofactory.com
Patoma Inc. 144 North 7th Street, Suite 408 Brooklyn, NY 11249 www.patoma.com
CHS Payroll 544 Park Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11205 www.chspayroll.com
Savanna 430 Park Avenue, 12th Floor New York, NY 10022 www.savannafund.com
Dog Parker 586 Vanderbilt Ave, #1
Park Church Co-op 129 Russell Street
Travel/Tourism Fort Hamilton Museum 230 Sheridan Loop Brooklyn, NY 11252 www.www.hamilton.army.mil/History.aspx
Website Design/ Development bklyn marketing 150 4th Ave Brooklyn, NY 11217 www.bklynmarketing.com
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