Originally I was hoping to do some data visualizations with really old census stuff, but then I stumbled upon all of these amazing ones that had already been done. Jonathan Soma, the Brainery co-founder who created A Handsome Atlas, which is basically a treasure trove of awesome data depictions. He’s doing a great job of… Continue reading

In New York City’s Fast Pace Culture, Should Companies Keep Up?

[Note: I wrote the below article for WECREATE NYC. They’re a super cool bunch of innovators interested in generating lasting economy and social change. Enjoy and share!] By Jen Bokoff, a Brooklyn-based non-profit professional dedicated to facilitating discussions around philanthropy, sociology, and DIY ideas. New York is inarguably a fast-paced city. From the way we walk… Continue reading In New York City’s Fast Pace Culture, Should Companies Keep Up?

Grandma Asked: Why is the Bronx THE Bronx and Brooklyn is just Brooklyn?

The Bronck family was a wealthy family living on many of the Harlem river’s surrounding acres. Jonas Bronck, the family patriarch, was a narcissistic man and wanted to name everything after himself. Thus, around 1639, the river became Bronck’s river. Once the Bronck’s started croaking and immigrants other than Swedes (Irish, German, Italian, Jewish….) settled… Continue reading Grandma Asked: Why is the Bronx THE Bronx and Brooklyn is just Brooklyn?