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How To Spend A Day In Black-Owned NYC

By Parker Diakite

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One thing to love about New York City is that it’s a melting pot of different cultures and people, so there’s something for everyone to do.

 

While fun in The Big Apple comes in all colors and sizes, here’s to how to make sure you’re painting the city black:

 

Make yourself at home at Akwaaba Mansion, Bed & Breakfast

Located 15 minutes away from Manhattan is where you’ll find the Akwaaba Bed and Breakfast in Brooklyn.  This 1860s mansion features stunning architectural details that are decorated in Afrocentric elegance.

Grab breakfast, coffee, and more at Brooklyn Blend

Brooklyn Blend is a family-owned business in the heart of Bed-Stuy. The owners make it their mission to provide clean and healthy options for customers.  Start your day with breakfast, coffee, juices, tea, shakes, and more.

 

Now that your body is fueled, ride a bike for a tour through Harlem

I Bike Harlem is a bike rental shop that offers customers bike tours through the city.  You have the option to visit museums or historical sites through upper New York and Harlem.

 

Shop for gifts and souvenirs at Rituals and Ceremony

Rituals and Ceremony is a home goods and lifestyle store located in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Their products focus on self-care and helping individuals create their own sacred space.

 

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@ritualsandceremony

 

Lunch at Word Up Café

Word Up Cafe offers guests the chance to listen to poetry, jazz, and spoken word during the lunch hour.

 

Catch up on the latest reads at Revolution Books

The owners of Revolution Books consider it a place of discovery and engagement. The bookstore features an inventory of literature, history, science, art, philosophy, and revolutionary theory.

 

Relax and unwind with a session at Cynergy Spa

Located just two blocks away from the Barclays Center, Cynergy Spa offers a variety of specialized treatments, including massages, facials, body scrubs, wraps and spa packages. Their treatments are suitable for both men and women.

 

Celebrate black art at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA)

MoCADA utilizes exhibitions and unique programming to provoke dialogue on pressing social and political issues facing the African diaspora.

 

Enjoy classic southern recipes for dinner at BLVD Bistro

From jumbo shrimp and grits, a seafood po’ boy, and Cajun ribeye steak, BLVD Bistro is serving all of your favorite southern classics with a twist.

 

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If you have room for dessert, try desert with a Caribbean flair

The founders of Creme and Cocoa are using their nostalgia from growing up in the Caribbean, where they used to enjoy sweet treats from the wooden merchant carts around the city to Brooklyn.

 

End your day at Shrine

Shrine NYC is an independent music venue where you have the chance to listen to live bands, groups, and artists.

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