My name is Nella
and I am from Austria/Vienna.
My favorite things in the world are
film and video editing, high heels
and red lipstick.

I moved to New York, over 10 years ago,
because I LOVE NY. I went to fashion
school but decided to work in film.
I started out in production, worked
my way to post production and found
the love for editing.
I‘ve been editing ever since and
wouldn´t want it any other way!

I love NY and I love editing.



Website / Say Say Say, Inc.

From The Ground Up

The neighborhood of Brownsville, in Brooklyn, N.Y., is home to nearly 60,000 people in an area of barely more than one square mile. Most of them live in 22 public housing complexes. It has one of the highest crime rates in New York City.

While gentrification transforms other parts of Brooklyn, community leaders say this is the time to turn Brownsville around from the inside. They're working hard to do that through everything from justice-system reforms to incubating new businesses to an innovative school that gained worldwide attention when a photographer met one of its students.

In this five-part series, we look at the community leaders behind these efforts and what they're accomplishing as they work to revitalize a community from the ground up.