WNYC's Know Your Neighbor video series tells the stories of New Yorkers living their lives in their own unique ways.
From Bed-Stuy to the South Bronx to an encampment in Zuccotti Park, meet some of the most memorable neighbors we profiled in 2011.
BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, BROOKLYN: A 12-year-old is one of the best junior-high chess players in the country. His ultimate dream? To become a grandmaster by 16. Meet James, The Chess Champ, in the video below.
ZUCCOTTI SQUARE, MANHATTAN: A former derivatives trader fronts Occupy Wall Street's 24/7 media operation. Meet Vlad, The Wall Street Occupier.
Jennifer Hsu produces videos about news and culture for WNYC. She is the creator of the ongoing Know Your Neighbor video series of intimate portraits about living in New York City, which won a 2014 New York Press Club Award.
About Know Your Neighbor
Know Your Neighbor is a video series about the characters, legends, and good folk living in your midst.
Nominate your neighbor: I'm looking to profile fascinating people in every corner of the city. Leave a comment or email firstname.lastname@example.org about someone you'd like me to profile, and I just may come to your 'hood to produce a video about their story.
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