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.