In 2010, myself and co-founders Dr. Emily Rice of CUNY CSI and Dr. Kelle Cruz of CUNY Hunter, combined our similar scientific interests related to the study of low-mass stars, brown dwarfs, and exoplanets and founded the working research group entitled Brown Dwarfs in New York City (BDNYC). We are currently engaged in comparative brown dwarf/exoplanet studies and are primarily interested in exploiting the properties of well-characterized brown dwarfs for the purpose of disentangling age, metallicity, gravity, and atmospheric effects on their observables. We invite researchers in the New York Metropolitan area and beyond to join in collaborative meetings and journal clubs. Our group is centered at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH).  Daily details on our teams research can be found at