3B is the brainchild of a living cooperative in Downtown Brooklyn. By staying here you are supporting us to create, to write books and theses, record music and radio documentaries, heal bodies and minds, design graphics and buildings, cultivate gardens and communities, and plot many a future project.
Adam comes to us from the sky, which he fell right out of and into our home, a place he now fills with his original music, raw food, rich laughter and more hugs than we thought humanly possible. He’s been known to burst into full-on dance mode whether on a subway platform, grocery store, our living room or the middle of a park.
Alayna is an artist, newly transplanted to the big city after living most of her life in the mountains out west. She softens the shock of the urban lanscape by cultivating and nurturing as many plants as possible. Even though she finds recipes to be creatively stifling, Alayna loves crafting delicious breakfasts that are beautified by her handmade dishes.
Originally from California, Allison has spent the last six years supporting affordable housing in Brooklyn, Manhattan and the Bronx by organizing and supporting New Yorkers in the creation of their own housing cooperatives. Yoga, architecture, studio art, trail running and making mundane emails hilarious are among her many passions and talents. She keeps out kitchen stocked with local, organic produce and likes to serve savory tarts and hearty breakfast salads.
Catherine has published stories and essays widely and will soon publish her debut novel, Nobody Is Ever Missing, with FSG. In 2012 She earned a NYFA Artist’s Fellowship in fiction writing. Past lives include being a New Orleanian, a hitchhiker, and a professional cook. She is one of the founding partners.
Dave is a warm, fast breeze from the West Coast who writes the blog Humble Piety when he should be finishing last semester’s essays on political theology for his masters at NYU. Not-so-secret talents include a Broadway-ready voice, expert dance moves, and cooking dinners that make you want to marry him. He is a founding partner.
Joshua is our newest partner, but no stranger to cooperative business models. After being an integral part of Occupy Wall Street’s kitchen and a major player in Occupy Sandy’s food sourcing, he is in the midst of starting a worker-owned catering company called “I love food.” He hails from the Oregon coast and is optimistic to the core.
Matt keeps the whole operation running with spreadsheets and gusto. He’s been a touring musician, an off-Broadway producer, an EMT in one of the busiest ERs in the country, and a total slacker. These days he makes the internet’s most popular button. He is also a founding partner.
Petra is our Icelandic, quintilingual, globe-trotting artist-extraordinaire who is responsible for all our graphic design and photography. She is known to come visit quite often, for which we are thankful. Her design and work can be found here.
Cora was one our busiest founding members, balancing a life as a freelance writer, full-time fact checker at The New Yorker, rooftop garden-tender and frequent breakfast maker. She’s still writing, these days for Propublica.
Dexter fixed anything and everything, a trait true to his Arkansas upbringing and standing as an architect. No one’s ever seen him frown. As a founding member of 3B, he built various pieces of furniture, did all our construction drawings and kept morale high while studying architecture at Pratt.
Stephanie is an artist and philosopher whose credos on love come out in song, particularly the debut album she is polishing up. She often wakes to prophetic dreams and despite her childlike grin, her brain will destroy you in chess. Thankfully, she also used her intelligence for good–namely keeping our books in order. She was a founding partner.
Karen was our patron saint of all things well-ordered and beautiful. As a founding partner, she developed our design concept and was the project head on everything from refinishing salvaged furniture, color schemes, art curation and everything in between. She has left 3B for now to go on a 6 month Peruvian adventure.