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Hey BK - the show that let’s you get to know the people behind the Brooklyn transformation. Ofer Cohen, Founder and CEO of TerraCRG, has conversations with guests about their vision and love for what they do - all with the backdrop of Brooklyn’s rise to greatness.

Hey BK – The Brooklyn Podcast with Ofer Cohen Hey BK

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Hey BK - the show that let’s you get to know the people behind the Brooklyn transformation. Ofer Cohen, Founder and CEO of TerraCRG, has conversations with guests about their vision and love for what they do - all with the backdrop of Brooklyn’s rise to greatness.

    Susan Donoghue, Prospect Park (S3E7)

    Susan Donoghue, Prospect Park (S3E7)

    Ofer sits down with Sue Donoghue, President of the Prospect Park Alliance and the park administrator. At the nonprofit, Sue works closely with the City to help raise 11 million dollars annually and over 50 million dollars in capital funds to improve and operate Brooklyn’s 585 acre park. Much like the rest of Brooklyn, Prospect Park has experienced a rebirth. Some 30 years ago it was in disrepair but today, Prospect Park is free of cars and bustling with activity, people, bikes, athletes and programming

    • 26 min
    Steve Hindy, Brooklyn Brewery (S3E6)

    Steve Hindy, Brooklyn Brewery (S3E6)

    Ofer sits down with Steve Hindy, co-founder and co-chairman of Brooklyn Brewery, one of the largest craft beer makers in the United States. Steve and his neighbor founded the company in 1988 following a dream to bring brewing back to Brooklyn. Always a pioneer and a risk-taker, Steve made a number of key decisions that helped make Brooklyn Brewery an international success story. As you’ll hear, Steve had faith in the Brooklyn brand from the very beginning and helped put Brooklyn on the map.

    • 30 min
    Jill Eisenhard, Red Hook Initiative (S3E5)

    Jill Eisenhard, Red Hook Initiative (S3E5)

    Ofer Cohen sits down with Jill Eisenhard, the Founder and Executive Director of the Red Hook Initiative (RHI). In their conversation, Jill looks back at her work to empower residents of the City's second largest public housing complex in one of Brooklyn's last industrial neighborhoods, which is home to nearly 10,000 residents. In the past 18 years, Jill has built an organization that serves thousands of young people with after-school programs and job training, and runs two urban farms.

    • 24 min
    Brad Lander, New York City Council, District 39 (S3E4)

    Brad Lander, New York City Council, District 39 (S3E4)

    Ofer Cohen sits down with NYC Councilman Brad Lander. Brad’s district spans established neighborhoods including Park Slope and, the once mainly industrial area, Gowanus which is now on the verge of redevelopment. Councilman Lander talks about his journey as a suburban kid who became fascinated by cities. A progressive Democrat and urban planner, Lander has been a life-long advocate for affordable housing. He's preparing for a run for a City Comptroller in 2021 after his term is up in the City Council.

    • 27 min
    Carlo Scissura, New York Building Congress (S3E3)

    Carlo Scissura, New York Building Congress (S3E3)

    Ofer speaks with Carlo Scissura, President & CEO of the New York Building Congress. Carlo was recently appointed Chair of the NYC Mayor’s committee evaluating the plan to fix the BQE. He has been a key player during Brooklyn’s redevelopment over the last two decades. Born and raised in Bensonhurst, Carlo is truly rooted in Brooklyn and his career has reflected so, from real estate attorney, to chief of staff to the Brooklyn borough president and then head of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce.

    • 24 min
    Jonathan Schnapp, Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club (S3E2)

    Jonathan Schnapp, Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club (S3E2)

    Ofer meets with Jonathan Schnapp, founder of the Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club in Gowanus. In 2011, Jonathan and his partner Ashley took a trip to the Mirror Lake Shuffleboard Club in Florida and returned home inspired to bring the sport to Brooklyn. They soon after secured a warehouse space and began fundraising. Today, people from near and far come to visit and fall in love with the game and the neighborhood. Jonathan reflects on the “magical” space and its place in the world and Brooklyn.

    • 24 min

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