Brooklyn Grooming: Sector B

Tattoo balm. Mustache wax. Beard oil. Two young entrepreneurs based in Bushwick have decided products like this are what we need, and they’re building a business to prove it. For more information about Brooklyn Grooming, visit http://www.brooklyngrooming.com

From Brooklyn Independent Television’s “Sector B:The Business of Brooklyn,” episode 66. Original air date: 2/20/2013. http://www.bricartsmedia.org/bit

Industrial-strength Chocolate: Sector B

Sunset Park’s manufacturing corridor gets its tastiest tenant yet, now that Jacques Torres (that’s “Mr. Chocolate” to you) is moving his Chocolate Factory into the Brooklyn Army Terminal. He tells host Randy Peers why this is good for his company, and we get the broad view of Sunset Park’s business growth from David Meade, Executive Director of the Southwest Brooklyn Industrial Development Corp. For more information about Jacques Torres Chocolate, visit http://www.mrchocolate.com or for more information about Southwest Brooklyn Industrial Development Corp visit http://www.sbidc.org

From Brooklyn Independent Television’s “Sector B:The Business of Brooklyn,” episode 66. Original air date: 2/20/2013.

Brooklyn Tech Triangle: Sector B

There’s definitely a tech sector boom happening in Brooklyn, and while it started in DUMBO, what they use to call “the dot-coms” are invading east into the Navy Yard and south into Downtown Brooklyn. For more information about The Brooklyn Tech Triangle, visit http://www.brooklyntechtriangle.com or http://www.brooklynnavyyard.org or visit http://www.downtownbrooklyn.com or visit http://www.dumbo.is

From Brooklyn Independent Television’s “Sector B:The Business of Brooklyn,” episode 66. Original air date: 2/20/2013.

Aquaponics in Bushwick: Sector B

At the Moore Street Market, two young urban farmers are building a business based on a “closed loop eco-system” that involves raising organic produce and fresh-water fish (tilapia, to be precise). For more information about Oko Farms visit, http://www.okofarms.com

From Brooklyn Independent Television’s “Sector B:The Business of Brooklyn,” episode 65. Original air date: 1/16/2013.

Coney Island Reconstruction: Sector B

New York City Councilmember Domenic Recchia, who represents Coney Island and surrounding neighborhoods, updates host Randy Peers on the progress made since the hurricane. Ligia Guallpa of the Worker’s Justice Project joins them to talk about what the rebuilding boom has meant to day laborers in the area. For more information about Domenic Recchia visit, http://council.nyc.gov/d47/html/membe… and for more information about the Worker’s Justice Project visit, http://workersjustice.org

From Brooklyn Independent Television’s “Sector B:The Business of Brooklyn,” episode 65. Original air date: 1/16/2013.

Gowanus Girls Pop-Up Shop: Sector B

Gowanus Girls is part of the same Brooklyn-based company that runs the all-girl Curious Jane Camps, here and around the nation. Here’s a look at how they brought to market (literally, an outdoor market) wearable and edible products made by local women. For more information about Gowanus Girls visit, http://www.gowanusgirls.wordpress.com

From Brooklyn Independent Television’s “Sector B:The Business of Brooklyn,” episode 65. Original air date: 1/16/2013.

Sandy & Steve’s Authentic Key Lime Pies: Sector B

When the storm slammed into Red Hook, this pride-of-Brooklyn desert-maker saw his operation flooded out. What happened to Steve Tarpin and his signature pies, and how did has he managed to get back to business? For more information about Steve’s Authentic Key Lime Pies, visit http://www.stevesauthentic.com

From Brooklyn Independent Television’s “Sector B:The Business of Brooklyn,” episode 65. Original air date: 1/16/2013. http://www.bricartsmedia.org/bit

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