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Cafe con Libros
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Lichen
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Brooklyn Blooms
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Harlem Hops
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Brooklyn Clay Industries
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Byas & Leon
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Half Moon BK
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Harlem’s Fashion Row
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Glazed NYC
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Brother Vellies
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The Crabby Shack
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t.a. New York
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BierWax
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Peaches Hot House
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Bed Vyne
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Central Brooklyn Food Coop
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Ethels Club
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Make Manifest
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Happy Cork Brooklyn
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Joloff Restaurant
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Cafe Rue Dix
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Cafe Erzulie
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Ode to Babel
New York City

Black-Owned Businesses in New York


This list of black-owned businesses in New York is a result of collaboration across our global community and is by no means exhaustive. There are so many more incredible businesses out there and we welcome all suggestions. We have also listed some local initiatives for you to donate to, if you can. We’ll be updating this guide regularly, so if you feel like sharing, please email here. We'd like to thank NYC-based, Yasha Grubin, Jordan Caron and Michelle Li, for helping us put this together, as well as other contributors who asked to remain anonymous, for helping us put this together.

Cafe con Libros

Cafe con Libros (coffee with books) is an intersectional Feminist community bookstore and coffee shop. Through their choice of books, programming and great coffee, they endeavour to create a vibrant community space where everyone; specifically female-identified folx, feel centered, affirmed and celebrated.

Lichen

LICHEN NYC is location in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It’s a design shop that’s helping to democratize design and proselytize more under-the-radar participants. Founded by Jared Blake and Ed Be the two have curated an exceptional archive of accessible vintage and contemporary furniture.

Brooklyn Blooms

Brooklyn Blooms was planted in 2017 in the neighbourhood of Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn with a mission to serve it’s neighborhood and the surrounding communities with uniquely curated blooms while maintaining sustainable practices.

Harlem Hops

Harlem's 1st 100 percent African American owned craft beer bar. Their mission is to invest in their local community, to offer great beers "made by us and for us" and expand access and enjoy good times together, in their own way.

Brooklyn Clay Industries

Brooklyn Clay Industries is a ceramics studio that holds pottery classes and workshops. The owner Reuben King, a native of Dominica, grew up with pottery-making as a time-honored tradition that he wishes to share and inspire creativity.

Byas & Leon

Byas & Leon is a heavy hitting local spot with distinct taste. They specialize in sustainable fashion & craftsmanship, while also serving as an Afro Caribbean cultural hub.

Half Moon BK

Half Moon is a Brooklyn based radio station championing black sounds. “Half Moon was born out of the need to defy. Essentially, we are destroying mainstream radio and building a platform that allows music and culture to thrive without limits.”

Check out how to support them here.

Harlem’s Fashion Row

Less than 1% of designs in major department stores are of colour. Founded by Brandice Daniel, Harlem’s Fashion Row introduces you to an array of multicultural designers.

@harlemsfashionrow

Glazed NYC

Founded by friends Shelby Macklin and Banna Nega in 2015, Glazed NYC is a community-based lifestyle brand focused on providing high quality, classic accessories that bridge the gap between function and glamour.

www.glazednyc.com

@glazednyc

Brother Vellies

Designed in Brooklyn and handcrafted sustainably with artisans spanning Nairobi to NY, these shoes give anyone who wears them an extra spring in their step.

www.brothervellies.com

@brothervellies

The Crabby Shack

A little more mainstream but they're all about Black excellence.

www.thecrabbyshack.com

@thecrabbyshack

t.a. New York

Owned and run by Telsha Anderson, this beautiful store is completely designed to cater to the women-identifying community in NYC. It also has fabulous clothes.

www.shop-ta.com

@t.a.newyork

BierWax

A small one but it’s a dope spot.

www.bierwaxnyc.com

@bierwax

Peaches Hot House

Brooklyn's Best fried chicken! They are doing delivery or you can stroll down and pick up.

www.bcrestaurantgroup.com/hothouse

@peacheshothouse

Bed Vyne

Bed Vyne is an independent brewery, cocktail bar and liquor store in Bed-Stuy, BV feels more like a family cookout than your standard bar.

Central Brooklyn Food Coop

The Central Brooklyn Food Coop is a Black-led, 100% community-owned and operated grocery store. They are on a mission to utilize their collective strength to ensure access to affordable and fresh food while centering the Black, low-to-moderate-income communities of Central Brooklyn.

Support them here.

Ethels Club

A social and wellness club designed to celebrate people of colour, online and in real life. It's one of the first coworking and social spaces curated by young people of color for other young people of color.

Make Manifest

Make Manifest is a retail and community space in the heart Bed-stuy Brooklyn. Designed to insure growth of local & independent businesses. The artistic platform strives for economic equity and an environmental consciousness.

Happy Cork Brooklyn

A well stocked wine shop determined to give Brooklyn quality wine at a quality price.

Joloff Restaurant

Joloff Restaurant has become a local go to for Senegalese flavours made in Brooklyn.

Cafe Rue Dix

Cafe Rue Dix explores West African and French heritage through its food, drinks and decor.

Cafe Erzulie

Haitian-American café and cocktail bar, Cafe Erzulie, partnered with an existing flower shop so that both local businesses could flourish.

Ode to Babel

Ode to Babel is a small bar and lounge in Prospect Heights that has a become a true neighbourhood space.