Jonathan Schnapp, Extreme Entrepreneurship & Shuffleboard Parlors

A former professor at New York University’s Design and Digital Arts Department since 2001, Jonathan Schnapp was the founder and principal of the international web development firm, Schnapp Studio. Over the last 10 years, he has created dynamic interactive applications for companies like Web MD, Conde Naste, Viacom, L’Oreal, IBM and many more.

In addition to his interactive projects, Jonathan has been a central figure in New York’s music, art and culinary scenes for more than 15 years. He has produced special events at popular New York hot spots like The Bell House, The Lansky Lounge, Galapagos, Happy Endings and Capitale. With 20 years of experience in party promotion and DJing, Jonathan brings extensive knowledge in event production and management to The Royal Palms. An award winning amateur chef, his mantel is lined with trophies from both local and national championships, and his artisan piñata company, “Oh Schnapp! Pinatas” has garnered praise and wonder from art and candy lovers alike.

These days his passions are focused on the game of shuffleboard and creating a completely unique form of leisure and fun for a new generation of New Yorkers. Here Jonathan talks about taking a big risk, big reward; the difficult decisions and sleepless nights along the way of pursuing a passion. The Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club, located in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn, is set to open on Wednesday February 19, 2014.

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