BRIC Stands With Our Black Community

A Letter From Our President:

In this moment of profound reckoning for our country, I'm stunned by having witnessed so brazenly the ongoing consequences of whiteness being weaponized against Black bodies. I grieve for the Black lives taken from us: George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and many others. I'm also pained by the toll COVID-19 has taken on our country, our city, our borough, and our neighbors. KEEP READING >>

Brooklyn, USA

Each issue features an eclectic mix of stories, essays, audio drama, and short fiction about the past, present, and future of a borough that’s always changing. Brooklyn, USA is the home for all things seen, heard, felt, and experienced on Brooklyn’s streets, and in its farthest corners, that make the borough so brilliant, varied, and unique. 

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All These Deserted Dining Halls
ISSUE No. 36

All These Deserted Dining Halls

We all know that New York will never be the same, and won’t feel anything near normal until it’s fully back in business, buying, selling, and never asleep.

Where the Sun Disappeared
ISSUE No. 35

Where the Sun Disappeared

While the city’s COVID wave may have crested and waned, the wave of gun violence in the city is picking up at pace. The fireworks are over, the streets are back to life, and you can hear the music and the children playing.

Being Awoken
ISSUE No. 33

Being Awoken

This week, instead of our regularly scheduled audio salad, we’re serving up a full TV Dinner. A collection of stories of resistance and resilience, visions of the future and scenes from the past, poetic explorations, viable solutions, and creative meditations on where we’re and where we’re headed. 

Something I Never Thought I'd See
ISSUE No. 31

Something I Never Thought I'd See

Until we get exactly what we want, we’ll be pumping our fists at the intersection of stand up and fight back.

A Woodpecker Without A Beak | -19,’20
ISSUE No. 29

A Woodpecker Without A Beak | -19,’20

While we wait for things to turn around, we’ll be six feet apart at the intersection of immunity and incumbency, on a corner we’ve been calling -19,’20.

If We Die, We Die & Maybe There Are More | -19,’20
ISSUE No. 25.1 & 25.2

If We Die, We Die & Maybe There Are More | -19,’20

New York’s COVID death count is apparently leveling off, but may be quietly miscounting those who die at home, or of unrelated illness that goes fatally untreated by an overburdened system. 

I Dreamt I Donated My Heart | -19,’20
ISSUE NO. 24

I Dreamt I Donated My Heart | -19,’20

Recession can be opportunity if you can afford it, and a cold you caught at work can be a killer, if you can’t.

It's All Sold Out, It's Nothing | -19,’20
ISSUE No. 23

It's All Sold Out, It's Nothing | -19,’20

If the constant wail of sirens blaring on eerily empty streets wasn’t indication enough, the sight of more masked Brooklynites is certainly a sign that something’s shifted. 

Last Fall, Pt. 2: All The Paper, All The Stuff, All The Flags
ISSUE No. 21

Last Fall, Pt. 2: All The Paper, All The Stuff, All The Flags

Hear the work of the Podcast Intensive cohort, who took us into the basements and backrooms of the food service industry, on a life-and-death search through three million acres of national park, into the music that defines our existence, and inside a memory from seven summers ago.

For Our Own Care
ISSUE No. 20

For Our Own Care

They say the first cut is the deepest, but it’s often the bill for the band-aid that leaves the worse bruise.

It Doesn't Happen Again
ISSUE No. 19

It Doesn't Happen Again

We grabbed a mic, hit the streets, and asked Brooklyn what it's doing about all of these goddamn guns.

I Gotta Get Outta Here
ISSUE No. 13

I Gotta Get Outta Here

Stories of Humanity with The Innocence Project and Phony Ppl.