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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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    • 4.9 • 20 Ratings

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.

    Cesar Zuniga, Candidate for City Council District 38

    Cesar Zuniga, Candidate for City Council District 38

    With the local primaries just weeks away, we continue to focus on the candidates in New York's upcoming election.
    Ofer talks to Cesar Zuniga who is running for City Council in the district that covers Sunset Park and Red Hook, two of Brooklyn's most important neighborhoods for future development. The son of Mexican immigrants, Cesar has a background in education and serves as chair of Community Board 7, which voted down the expansion of the Industry City complex along the Sunset Park waterfront after a bitter debate. 

    • 27 min
    Elizabeth Adams, Candidate for City Council District 33

    Elizabeth Adams, Candidate for City Council District 33

    Wrapping up a series on the District 33 City Council race, Ofer sits down with Elizabeth Adams, legislative director for the outgoing Council Member, Steve Levin.
    Elizabeth grew up in a rent stabilized apartment, and affordable housing is central to her platform that local government can do more to help struggling New Yorkers as the city rebuilds. 

    • 14 min
    April Somboun, Candidate for NYC Council District 33

    April Somboun, Candidate for NYC Council District 33

    In the latest installment of our series looking at the race for the City Council District 33 seat, Ofer sits down with April Somboun.
    The candidate studied international public policy at Columbia and has worked in marketing and communications. She's a Brooklyn Heights resident, refugee, and working mother who is proud to call herself an outsider in this very important race for the district that covers neighborhoods in Downtown Brooklyn, Greenpoint, and Williamsburg.

    • 15 min
    Toba Potosky, Candidate for City Council District 33

    Toba Potosky, Candidate for City Council District 33

    Ofer kicks off a short series focusing on the City Council race for the 33rd district, which has a large slate of candidates vying for the seat. We invited some of the top fundraisers to hear their vision for this diverse district covering Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heights, Greenpoint, Williamsburg, and Boerum Hill.
    The first guest is Toba Potosky, a Brooklyn Heights resident and community activist involved in his own middle income Mitchell Lama complex and public projects from  the renewal of Cadman Plaza Park to the controversial plans to fix the crumbling BQE.
    Originally from Queens, Toba is passionate about holding public officials accountable and  improving life for all Brooklynites. 

    • 16 min
    Kathryn Garcia, Candidate for NYC Mayor

    Kathryn Garcia, Candidate for NYC Mayor

    Host Ofer Cohen sits down with New York City mayoral candidate Kathryn Garcia, a Brooklynite with a fascinating story. Garcia got her start in the Bloomberg Administration, but more recently, served as sanitation commissioner and was appointed food czar for the City’s emergency food program during the pandemic. In our conversation, Garcia lays out her vision for the future and shares her experience as a working parent in New York – and how she had to tackle her own shyness in making the decision to run for mayor.

    • 26 min
    Robert Cornegy Jr., City Council District 36

    Robert Cornegy Jr., City Council District 36

    City Council Member Robert Cornegy Jr grew up in Bedford Stuyvesant and represents the neighborhood in the City Council's 36th District. In this podcast, Councilman Cornegy lays out his vision for the city, which includes sitting down with real estate developers, promoting public private partnerships, reforming the city's land use process, and more. Councilman Cornegy, a former professional basketball player, holds the Guinness World Record of tallest politician, and is running for Brooklyn Borough President.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

chriswhavens ,

A must listen if you need to know about brooklyn

Not a real estate podcast but an insightful take on the bountiful rainbow of brooklyn makers and shakers we all love.

Learn about the borough by listening to a good radio voice interview the people that make bklyn what it is today

BrooklynDanny ,

Great content and professional production

This is a great podcast about the people behind what makes Brooklyn, Brooklyn. The length of each show makes listening to every episode easy. Highly recommended.

Liyakovlev ,

The Best Brooklyn Podcast

Ofer Cohen does an amazing job digging deep with all his guests. I’m always interested in Brooklyn and this podcast is exactly what I need. Keep it up!

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