Brooklyn Bounty Pitch
Liz Mandarano is an attorney, fourth generation Brooklynite and hooked on developing businesses, creative collaboration and community building. Her current project is The Hive Restaurant, a locally sourced and organic comfort food gastropub on Williamsburg’s northside that opened in November 2018. In addition to her practice of law, Liz is also a certified yoga teacher who owned and operated a Manhattan-based studio. In that role, she certified over 200 yoga teachers who now teach worldwide and authored and was featured in the video Yoga Effects Beginner’s Power Yoga Series. She also restored 7 Arlington Place, the brownstone made famous as the family home in Spike Lee’s film Crooklyn, to its original and stunning detail. She is on the Advisory Board of Little Essentials, a Brooklyn-based non-profit that provides young children in New York City with necessary items such as diapers and cribs. In that role, she hosts its annual fundraiser Taste of Brooklyn, featuring many of Brooklyn’s amazing restaurants and caterers, at Arlington Place. She is the author of many legal articles addressing various areas of litigation and has been featured for her various projects or for legal commentary in The Daily News, New York Times, New York Post, Time Out, Essence, Gothamist, Brooklyn Reader, Brooklyn Daily Eagle, New York Lifestyles Magazine, New York Magazine, DNA Info, Brownstoner, CBS Morning News, Fox & Friends, Channel 11 and Remodelista. She received her B.A. in French from Rutgers College and J.D. from Georgetown Univ. Law Center. In 2009, Liz was selected as one of the year’s 50 most inspiring professionals by the PBS documentary Road Trip Nation.