Bushwick Notebook

Talking Paper Interview Series: Katarina Hybenova

Talking Paper Interview Series: Katarina Hybenova

Katarina Hybenova is the founder of Brooklyn culture website, Bushwick Daily (B. D.). Raised in post-communist Slovakia, Hybenova's background is in business law, but an interest in photography led her to start a picture blog that evolved into Bushwick Daily. In addition to the site's day-to-day coverage of local restaurants, bars, music venues, art shows, and neighborhood news, Hybenova summarizes each year's ten most-read Bushwick Daily stories in an annual article. The two most-read stories of 2015 involved sightings of the musician Bjork, and the opening of outdoor bar Nowadays. Bushwick Daily has also produced a magazine, Bushwick Notebook, and a collection of short stories edited by site contributor Dallas Athent, titled Bushwick Nightz. In December 2015, Hybenova read from her upcoming memoir at local bar Hell Phone as part of the Nomadic Press performance showcase, Bushwick Stories. Nomadic Press recently interviewed Hybenova about Bushwick Daily, and her thoughts on the neighborhood's cultural life.

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