‘The Guild’ That Keeps On Giving
Dec05

‘The Guild’ That Keeps On Giving

Founded in 1958, the non-profit organization The Guild of Exceptional Children in Brooklyn has created a warm, stable, loving environment helping children and adults living with developmental disabilities. Serving nearly 1000 individuals each day, GEC provides services the enable these children and adults reach their fullest potential and live fulfilling lives....

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Inside the Sweatbox Brooklyn
Dec05

Inside the Sweatbox Brooklyn

Ever since he was young, Argenis Acre had always aspired to be a professional boxer. After leaving Puerto Rico to move to the states, Acre found himself a victim of bullying. With his constant fighting in school, his father enrolled him in a children’s boxing program and by 15 he was ranked number eight nationally. On the road to becoming pro, life got in the way, causing his dreams and sponsorship to fly right out the window....

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Brooklyn’s Sweatbox Lives Up to Its Name
Nov22

Brooklyn’s Sweatbox Lives Up to Its Name

The sounds of heavy breathing and chains jingling heightens with every step. The doors open and the smell of sweat and rubber fills the air as a bell goes off. A black leather bag hangs defenseless as its opponent sends it swaying with every jab. “Let’s go”, shouts Argenis Arce, owner of Sweatbox Brooklyn. “Double jab, body, body.” Eleven red faces turn to him in unison as a wave of exhaustion overcomes them. It’s a love and hate...

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Okulewicz’s Magic Transcends the Classroom
Nov20

Okulewicz’s Magic Transcends the Classroom

He walks into the room wearing a maroon shirt tucked into khaki pants with a rainbow fish tie. He greets his students as he sets his briefcase on the desk. What’s with the tie? “I don’t know,” says liberal arts major Natalie Heras, breaking out into a smile. “He always comes in with weird ties.” For those who don’t know Professor Steven Okulewicz, he currently teaches Earth Science and Oceanography at KBCC and Planet Earth, Geology of...

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