Meet Larissa Belcic, the GO Neighborhood Coordinator for Coney Island, Manhattan Beach and Brighton Beach. Larissa is not only an artist with a studio in Greenpoint, but she’s done a ton of community organizing for a social service agency largely based out of the Coney Island, Brighton Beach, and Manhattan Beach areas. In her interview, we were really struck by how many great ideas she had for reaching constiutents in these areas - she had a plan of action from the get go. In her own words…
I’ve worked in Coney Island, Brighton Beach, and Manhattan Beach for two years.
You’ll find me hanging out at Tatiana’s on the Brighton Beach boardwalk, and of course, the Mermaid Parade!
I’ll never stray from the neighborhood because being near the beach is priceless.