Posts tagged Sustainability
THE NEXT (R)EVOLUTION

Upon opening Maison May 5 months ago & I decided to remove tipping from both of my establishments.
I know this is the right decision and yet it has been anything but easy so far.
Like a few major decisions I have made before, as I came to the realization of what is fair & needs to happen, now there is no turning back.
Here is, in essence, what led me to take such a giant step. 
I have no perspective on this decision yet, neither do I have tangible results.  
I am here to show the process & to enjoy the ride.

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Brooklyn In 2015: Building, Consuming & Throwing It All Away

 If you live in Brooklyn, and take time to walk around a bit, you are probably well aware of the incredible disconnect happening in our borough right now: stretches of once-vibrant commercial streets are turning into no-man's-lands, with two or three vacant storefronts on every block (please, if you haven't recently, go walk down Smith Street.)
At the same time, the rest of the world is looking at Brooklyn fantasizing about the way of life here, supposedly the most vibrant, creative, and exciting place to be in the whole wide world. 
How can such a dichotomy happen? 
More importantly, what does it mean for those living in Brooklyn, and then, for those beyond this microcosm?
And why do I care about that so much?

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