Neighborhood by Johnny Panessa in Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY, USA

The streets are alive in Brooklyn. The face most visitors see is Manhattan, the real New Yorkers seek neighborhood and this is what Brooklyn provides.

Name:Johnny Panessa

Place you live: Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY

Place your photo was taken: Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY

Occupation: Toy/Packaging Designer

Preoccupation: FIT

A perfect day in Bushwick? Awake early and walk through the barren warehouse lined streets on my way to a strong espresso shot at one of the many coffee shops.

If someone was visiting, what must they do? Go to Roberta’s Pizza and if you are not in the mood for Pizza go next door to Momo Sushi Shack.

A perfect meal in Brooklyn? The carnitas quesadilla Dos Hermanos Tortilleria.

Tell us a locals only tip: See a show at Brooklyn Starr or get a Six Point in a can at Cain’s Tavern on George Street. Also Tandem has some great baked eggs for brunch.

A little known fact about where you live? It’s not dangerous anymore.

Where is your favorite place in the world? Bali, Indonesia