Designing in one of the most profiled cities in the world, we want to know, what’s something most people would be surprised to learn about New York City?
Stefanie Brechbuehler: We love stoop (steps leading up to an apartment or house) culture, especially in Brooklyn. In a city with scarce private outdoor space, stoop culture is essential to the community and its character. People decorate their stoops with plants and their kids’ art; they’ve also become a place to gather and have a glass of wine and something to eat. It’s beautiful to behold, especially during the warmer months when the positive atmosphere is infectious.