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Katarina Hybenova

Editorial director, founder, CEO


In 2010 she started a tiny lil blog called Bushwick Daily out of a pure desire to document in photographs and stories what and whom she encountered. She has never stopped doing just that. Born and raised in Slovakia, she has studied in Prague, Leuven and New York, traveled the world only to find home in Bushwick and Ridgewood.

Ken Kocses

CFO, business development coordinator

Ken is a co-owner and sponsorship coordinator at Bushwick Daily. When he’s not talking to Bushwick business owners, he is in his art studio where he makes colorful, joyous art using kids craft materials and imagery associated with toys & games.

Emilie is a native New Yorker, a graduate of Bard College with a B.A. in human rights and a former Little Skips barista.

Magdalena Waz

Managing editor


Magdalena Waz has lived all over, but she's happy to drink, eat, and write in Bushwick.

Cristin Noonan

Food and local business editor

Cristin is from Iowa. She's written essays, poems, blogs, product copy, meaningful letters, and of course, for Bushwick Daily. She likes to sever traditional angles. She may or may not be your server at 983 Bushwick's Living Room.

Suzanna Heldring

Food & local business reporter

Suzanna grew up in Manhattan, then went on to spend her college years studying in Scotland and traveling Europe and Asia before eventually settling back in Brooklyn.

Alonzo Maciel

Photo editor

Alonzo Maciel is a photographer who moved from Downtown L.A. three years ago and has been living in Bushwick ever since. He is a portrait photographer who is loyal to his film and polaroid cameras.

Regular community contributors

Briana Seftel


Aspiring journalist with an appetite for adventure.

Jeremy Nguyen


Jeremy Nguyen is a cartoonist based in Bushwick and has lived in the area for the past three years. He writes and illustrates "Stranger Than Bushwick" for Bushwick Daily, and his illustrations have appeared on College Humor, Oyster Reviews, comiXology, and Comic Book Resources.

Angela Altus


Telling stories - that's all that matters. I'm a three-time Bushwick boomerang who wants to tell every visual story the greater Bushwick area has to offer. I'm also a former PR person who isn't averse to receiving local pitches.

Brittany Natale

Writer, photographer

Brittany Natale was born in Queens is now a Brooklyn dweller by way of Manhattan. You can typically find her thrifting, writing, collaging or getting her aura photographed in Chinatown (yes, it is a thing).

Gustavo Ponce


As a photographer, my objective is to capture mundane moments from a fresh perspective. Elliott Erwitt is my role model and I also draw a lot of inspiration from my local colleagues.

Ruthie Darling

Writer, photographer

Bushwick based English Fashion Blogger. Check out the blog www.ruthiedarlingblog.com or follow me on Instagram @ruthiedarling

Dallas Athent


Activities are chilling with animals, writing and MAGIC. My motto is I'm not above or below anything.

Katie Killary

Writer, photographer

Graphic Designer, Photographer and Arts & Culture contributor for Bushwick Daily.

Maria Gotay

Writer, photographer

Strict rule breaker. Photographer. Music obsessee. Brooklynite.

Joel Wolfram


Joel is an independent journalist covering Bushwick and beyond. He is currently pursuing a master's degree at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

Kristina runs on books, coffee, and live music. She also really likes to write and has been obsessed with magazines since that first issue of Girl’s Life arrived in the mail circa 1997. While her provenance is the South, she now calls Brooklyn home.

Michelle lives in Brooklyn spending her days working with cool startups. She secretly enjoys subway delays because it means she can listen to podcasts longer and thinks cayenne pepper and lemon are a good addition to almost any food item or beverage.

Things Daniel Kessel has tried and liked: city biking and junk shops, lavender incense and grapefruit, cafe con leche and (on occasion) Ariana Grande. He's a native Jersey boy.

Michelle Christina is a Brooklyn-based writer, designer & curator with a background in design and visual communication. She's the founder of lifestyle blog HeyMishka.com and co-founder of DayJobOptional.com.

Lover of books and hip hop. Keep up with her at AwkwardGazelle.com.

Coline was born in France, schooled in Brooklyn, and most recently earned her M.A in Linguistics at the University of London. She runs a feminist beauty blog, ConflictedBeauty.com, and has way too many pets.

Brielle Schiavone

Writer, photographer

Writer and photographer who forever wishes she could see Zeppelin perform in all their glory. Time machine anyone?

Los Angeles born, Loris attended college in the Bay Area, then made her way to New York. She landed in BedStuy, then moved to Bushwick in 2013. Loris is enamoured with culture and spends most of her time walking around town listening to music and people watching. She loves rice balls but hates being tickled.

Kristen Baughman is a social media and public relations consultant with Gadabout Food based in Brooklyn, NY. Kristen also serves as a freelance writer and her work has been featured in publications like New York Street Food, Visit Raleigh Blog, Raleigh Beer Guide, Wake Living Magazine, Visit Austin Blog and OUR State Magazine.

Solange was born in San Francisco, and resides in Ridgewood. She writes a co-column in BUST Magazine and blogs about her feels during her down time. When she's not conducting demos, she's probably obsessing over Drake/Beyoncé, Jane The Virgin/Broad City, and feminism.

Bridget Kenny


Beloved Editorial Board Alums

Frances Gill is a scientist and a yoga fanatic

Sean Alday is a writer originally from the Florida Keys and now residing in Bushwick. He is the co-director at 950 Hart where he curates art shows in his home and asks you to come in and see. He can usually be found talking to someone. Some of those conversations appear here http://56bogart.tumblr.com/

Allison Galgiani is a writer and fine arts professional from Tucson, AZ, and now lives in Bushwick. A recent M.A. graduate from Christie's Education, she is pursuing her career in freelance art writing, independent curating, and is a proponent for emerging artists in Brooklyn and elsewhere.