NEW YORK CITY THROUGH A CULTURAL LENS
Mike: From Russia to MePaRead more
Doctor Mike is a Russian-born New Yorker that gives George Clooney circa ER, a run for his money. The world of celebrity, especially #InstaFame, is flooded with negative stereotypes. Spending an afternoon with Mike completely shattered those misconceptions. Not only a doctor as a profession, Mike is a highly self-aware individual with a passion for contributing to society. Now with nearly 2 million Instagram he’s using his internet fame to give back through his non-profit Limitless Tomorrow.
Maksim: From Ukraine to SoHoRead more
Maksim Chmerkovskiy is best known for his impressive dance skills and leading role on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars. However, it’s his passion for life that has lead him to win over the hearts of millions of Americans. Originally from Ukraine, Maks arrived in New York City at a young age with only his talent, dedication, and family support. Since then, he has established himself as one of the best ballroom dancers in the world, a successful entrepreneur, and one of the most adored men on television.
Dan: From Vietnam to ChinatownRead more
Dan Q. Dao is the ultimate New York City foodie. As an editor at Time Out New York, and the creator of the mouth watering food blog Like It’s Your Last, Dan is an expert in where to dine and drink in the city that never sleeps. With Vietnamese and Texan roots, his eclectic appetite strikes a perfect balance between gourmet cuisine, international bites, and savory indulgence.
Aleks: From Poland to MidtownRead more
To make it in New York and the world of fashion requires a great deal of tenacity. Aleks Musika, the Co-Founder of Musika Frère is the type of guy who inherited more than just good looks and an eye for design to build a fashion empire. Although he’s arguably the best dressed man in today’s world, Aleks’ grit is what sets him apart. With a unique blend of persistence and certainty, Aleks transformed an Instagram blog into a rapidly-growing men’s wear label adored by all of the A-listers.
Stefan: From Guyana to MePaRead more
Stefan is a Canadian native with Guyanese roots that moved to New York City at a young age. He currently works at the Butter Group, one of the world’s most successful high-end restaurant and nightlife companies. With this exposure, his international roots and an appetite for the good life, Stefan has a strong pulse on all the best places to dine and drink in the city that never sleeps.
Yasha: From France to Bed StuyRead more
Yasha is a global citizen with a colorful outlook on the world. He is part music video director, and part entrepreneur. Yasha is the co-founder of Pangean, a video production company and clothing brand inspired by the belief that we all originate from one supercontinent. With this brand, he is creating art, fighting for environmental consciousness through sustainable fashion, and starting a movement of unity and interdependence.