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Black-Owned Businesses We Love in New York City

Black-Owned Businesses We Love in New York City

Nude Barre is committed to facilitating diversity and inclusivity in all spaces, and a major component of that is spreading the love. This February we’re in a New York state of mind, and luckily for you we have a few (not so hidden) gems you’ll be adding to your city bucket list. So, what are you waiting for? Level up your life with our New York City based Black-owned favorites!

Cafe Con Libros 


Cafe con Libros is an intersectional Feminist bookstore and coffee shop that aims to make people of color, and especially womxn-centered folks feel safe in a communal atmosphere. Black-womxn owned, Cafe con Libros aims to bring literature and love to Brooklyn, New York. 

724 Prospect Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11216

Brooklyn Blooms

Brooklyn Blooms mixes texture, color, and silhouettes to create seasonal floral arrangements tailored to each customer. Using reclaimed vases to make “beautiful things out of beautiful things,” Brooklyn Blooms provides a unique experience true to y(hue).

433 Nostrand Ave Brooklyn, NY, 11216

Harlem Hops

Harlem Hops is Manhattan’s first 100% African American owned, NYC local, craft beer bar serving up a novel collection of beers that will have you asking for refill after refill. Hop on the train to Harlem for their one-of-a-kind brews. 

2268 Adam Clayton Powell Junior Boulevard NY, NY 10030

Byas & Leon

Byas & Leon is a Brooklyn based, Black-owned, ethical and sustainable clothing store that provides curated vintage, fair trade, and zero waste brands to their local community. Expand your mind and your artistry with their numerous community events that will speak to both your heart and your closet.

404 Tompkins Ave, Brooklyn, NY. 

Glazed NYC 

Glazed NYC utilizes fashion and design to turn their studio into a masterclass of Black History and Black excellence. Utilizing the mediums of film, music, and fashion, Glazed NYC is bridging the gap between couture and community.

Brother Vellies 

Brother Vellies is a Black woman-owned business utilizing traditional African techniques to sustain artisanal jobs around the globe. Upgrade your wardrobe with pieces that merge lineage and the latest looks in their Brooklyn based boutique. 

71 Franklin Street Brooklyn, New York 11222


Happy Cork

Founded by owner Sunshine Foss in 2019, Happy Cork is a community driven wine destination that specializes in Black, and minority owned wine and spirits. Tried and true by Happy Cork’s staff, indulge in your next go-to glass at Foss’s Brooklyn based shop.

51 Buffalo Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11233, USA

Cafe Erzulie 

Touted as a flower and coffee shop by day, Cafe Erzulie transforms into a swanky cocktail bar and lures guests with Haitian inspired delicacies and tantalizing music. Visit their backyard garden for a Caribbean inspired staycation at their Brooklyn-based bistro. 

894 Broadway. Brooklyn. NY. 11206.

Seasoned Vegan

Available for delivery and pick-up, Seasoned Vegan serves up your food favorites completely plant based. Check out their online market for all of your tea, jewelry, gaming, toilet tree, wellness, and technological needs. 

 Sister’s Uptown Bookstore

A staple of the Washington Heights community, Sister’s Uptown Bookstore has been bringing the gift of knowledge to their community since the year 2000. Aiming to be more than a bookstore, Sister’s has engaged in 15 years of community service and spearheaded “Sister’s Uptown Cultural Center” which has been active since 2007. Cop a book and some community in their Amsterdam Avenue storefront. 

1942 Amsterdam Ave New York NY 10032.

The Wrap Life 

Wrap Life, founded by Nnenna Stella in the garden apartment of a Brooklyn brownstone, provides inclusive hair accessories that merge beauty, intention, and function. Level up your hair game with their satin lined turbans, head wraps, and scrunchies. 

Harlem Cycle Fitness Studio

Harlem Cycle was founded to facilitate inclusivity in the fitness community by promoting overall health over body image and cutting out the high fees of typical boutique fitness studios. Utilizing the swag, vibe, and cultural richness of their neighborhood, Harlem Cycle is coalescing fitness and fun. 

2350 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd

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