Brooklyn people

February 15, 2018

On television, Brooklyn-born Jessica Pimentel portrays a hard-nosed criminal that fought for redemption and respect on Netflix’s ‘Orange is the New Black”.

But in real life, Pimentel is a highly-talented musician that has ranged from... read more

January 07, 2018

The meteoric rise of Koby Altman began while he was a real estate agent in Brooklyn nearly 10 years ago.

“All my friends went into finance or banking,” Altman told Cleveland.com. “I had no business background at all, so I said let me try... read more

December 29, 2017

Not many people have heard of Kai Greene. But he may be the strongest man to come out of Brooklyn. 

Then, Greene, a former Mr. Olympia contestant and the three-time Arnold Classic winner, earned recognition after his role in the show... read more

December 11, 2017

Before she was a super hero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Tessa Thompson was spending her summers in Brooklyn. 

She may not be born in the borough (she was born in Los Angeles) but the rapidly-growing actress identifies as a... read more

December 01, 2017

It’s been about a year since one Brooklyn boy broke into the national spotlight. 

Yet, acclaimed actor Lucas Hedges doesn’t let the success get to his head. Instead he focuses on finding stories that are meaningful. 

“First and... read more

November 18, 2017

One of the pioneers of the entertainment industry barely made it past high school and dropped out of college after his second semester. 

But David Geffen didn’t realize that dyslexia kept him from a proper education. By that time, the... read more

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