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All In NYC: Portraits

Nobody embodies the spirit of All In NYC better than the people behind New York City’s arts organizations and small businesses. All In NYC: Portraits tells their stories of resilience and community, which reinforce the foundation of the five boroughs. Enjoy this intimate look at local business through the eyes of New Yorkers who always show up—no matter the circumstances.

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Meet the Subjects

All In NYC: Portraits is an ongoing series. Check this page regularly to meet the latest subjects.


Laval Bryant-Quigley: Brooklyn Museum

Having grown up across the street, the museum’s new marketing director knows what our city’s institutions mean in moments of hardship.

Paul Moakley: The Alice Austen House Museum

While living in the former home of the groundbreaking photographer, the curator creates meaningful connections between past and present—which has served his Staten Island community well during the pandemic.

Regina Bain: Louis Armstrong House Museum

As the pandemic tests how we connect, this museum director is finding new ways to inspire with Armstrong’s music and legacy.

Tren’ness Woods-Black: Sylvia’s Restaurant

The granddaughter of the “Queen of Soul Food” remains committed to treating—and feeding—her neighbors like family.

Noëlle Santos: The Lit. Bar

Fueled by a love of literature and wine, the owner of the Bronx’s only bookstore will rise to any challenge.

Mohammed Ahmed and Happy David: Casa Magazines

Their commitment to family—in its many forms—underpins the success of the West Village’s favorite newsstand.

Anthony and Paul Ramirez: The Bronx Beer Hall

To keep their regulars happy, these Bronx brothers are getting back to basics—and haven’t missed a beat.

Puiyan Taglianetti: Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden

A Snug Harbor fixture, she believes that a deep connection to nature and community keeps spirits high at Staten Island’s famous oasis.

Shelley Worrell: Caribbeing and Little Caribbean

This powerhouse of the City’s tight-knit Caribbean community sees recent hardship as an opportunity to serve.

Loycent Gordon: Neir’s Tavern

The owner of this 191-year-old watering hole knows how to weather a storm or two—and help the neighborhood at the same time.

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