Michelle Young is a graduate of Harvard College in the History of Art and Architecture and holds a master’s degree in urban planning from Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, where she is an Adjunct Professor of Architecture. She is the author of Secret Brooklyn: An Unusual Guide, New York: Hidden Bars & Restaurants, and Broadway. Michelle appears regularly as a guest speaker in documentaries, on television, and at conferences on urban issues. She has traveled to over forty countries and is always looking for the next adventure.
Augustin Pasquet is from Paris, has lived in Nigeria, Switzerland and Thailand and recently fell in love with Brooklyn, where he lives now. He has a master degree in marketing from ESSCA Business School in France and worked at L’Oreal in sales and marketing for 7 years. Augustin spends his off-time traveling, taking pictures with his Canon 5D camera or his rapidly increasing Lomo collection. He has traveled to 25 countries, including Cuba, Madagascar and Bolivia.
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