The New Bohemians

By Julia Sexton & Meredith Heuer / Photography By Lawrence Braun | Last Updated August 28, 2017
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Choosing Craft, Consciousness and Community above Commerce

Slash & Burn: Geoff Feder: Sculptor, Blacksmith (and Knifemaker to the Stars)

Geoff Feder and his knives
Geoff Feder is a Peekskill knifemaker who actually doesn’t have any wares. You can look at his knives, even lust after them, but there is no way that you can visit his shop, plop down some money and...

Nature & Nurture: Anthea Fields

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The idea for Anthea Fields was conceived when Jessica Suda and Lauren Schneider bumped into each other in their midwife’s office. They...

Good Food Jobs: How Two Young Women are Revolutionizing Finding Work in the Food Industry

The idea for Good Food Jobs was hatched on a road trip, as so many ideas are. A journey from New York City upstate to Ithaca in 2009 led...

Tuned in with Campbell Meats

This desire for connection was also one reason why Matt Campbell left elite New York City cheffing jobs (at Craft, The Marrow and Marlowe...

Think Locally (and Maybe Don’t Act Globally): Jesse Camac, Shawn Burnette, Jessica Gonzalez, & Heritage Food + Drink

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Jesse Camac comes with a family history of making questionable choices. In 2001, his father bailed on a lucrative career running large IT...

Evolve or Bust: Ceramicist, Connor McGinn

Ceramicist Connor McGinn is an early refugee from a business degree; he bailed after college to join the Peace Corps. McGinn learned enough...

The Rewards of Dropping Out: Inside Revenge BBQ

At Revenge BBQ in Irvington, Jacob Styburski and his wife, Catherine Sun, are elbow deep in dead animals. They spend long days (and nights...

Counter Cultural Beer Culture: Suarez Family Brewery

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Dan Suarez is tired. So tired, in fact, that he doesn’t look older than his 32 years; he looks younger. He’s wearing a hoodie, his hair is...

Harry's Hot Sandwiches

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Harrison Manning sounds older but looks younger than his quarter of a century. There is something sweetly collegiate about him and so...

The Long & Winding Road

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Lauryn Bellafiore believes that everything happens for a reason. “It’s no coincidence I’m doing what I’m doing,” says the 26-year-old...

Grind the Beans and They Will Come: Carthaigh Coffee Is Energizing Stone Ridge

“Coffee is a catalyst for community,” says Andrew McCarthy, owner of Stone Ridge’s newest (and only) coffee shop. Carthaigh Coffee had its...

It Takes a Millennial—or Two: The Art of Distilling at Still the One Distillery Two

Various products at Still the One Distillery Two in Port Chester.
A mutual friend introduced Tyler LaCorata, former chef to Governor Andrew Cuomo, and Ryan Sadis, former production assistant for...

The Young and the Restless: Liberty Street Bistro

Chef Michael Kelly at Liberty Street Bistro in Newburgh.
Chef Michael Kelly will tell you he doesn’t like authority. Which is why he and his wife, Alexandra Kelly, became their own bosses by...

Diana Mae Grows a Good Idea

Diana Mae Flowers.
You don’t have to look far to find connections between Diana Mae Cowdery’s liberal arts education and her work as a farmer/florist. After...
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