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James Lima is President of James Lima Planning + Development, an advisory firm focused on investments in the public realm and structuring public-private partnerships in real estate development.  James has expertise in affordable housing and economic development initiatives focused on revitalizing urban centers and post-industrial...

Zoe Malliaros is an NYC based designer and academic. She is currently an associate at LOM Property Consultants, working as an owner’s representative and project manager for non-profit organizations in NYC. She is the co-founder of Post-Reservation, a research project visualizing the complex state of...

James Nelson is a partner at Massey Knakal, one of New York City’s premier real estate brokerage firms. At Massey Knakal since 1998 and a partner since 2004, James has been involved in the sale of more than 260 properties and loans with an aggregate...

Gregg Waxman is an attorney and partner in the Waxman Law Firm with offices in Uniondale, New York, with an active practice in Long Island and NYC in the areas of labor and employment law, general business law, litigation, audits, debtor creditor/bankruptcy law and real...

Farrah Lafontant joined Brooklyn Arts Council in April 2015 as the Community Initiative Associate. As an art enthusiast and Brooklyn native who is actively involved in her community of East New York, the joining of the Creative Coalitions team couldn’t be more ideal. Her work...

Rujeko Hockley joined the Brooklyn Museum in 2012 as Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art. Her interests include modern and contemporary art, with a particular focus on conceptual and other avant-garde practices, social movements, and the African diaspora. She comes to the Brooklyn Museum from San...

I am an artist dedicated to depicting the diversity of people. I believe there is beauty in everyone’s differences, and it should not only be tolerated but celebrated. I’m a textile designer by day and a sketchbook artist at night. My inspiration comes from commuters...

Sophia Dawson, 28, is a Brooklyn based visual artist who has dedicated her life’s work to exposing the stories and experiences of individuals who are striving to overcome the injustices they face both individually and collectively.  By raising awareness of these individuals she aims to...

Maria Belford is a documentary photographer & filmmaker from Brooklyn, New York. Her photographs have been exhibited in galleries and cultural institutions around the country, most recently at Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning in Queens and Viridian Artists in Chelsea, New York. She has...

Laurent Chevalier is a visual storyteller based in Brooklyn New York. Utilizing photography, Laurent Chevalier’s eye is always searching for the natural beauty surrounding him. A proponent of shooting film, Chevalier strives to create an honest perspective on a space in time through street photography...