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Inside the Social Media Strategies of 5 Thriving Brooklyn Businesses, Pt. 1

Inside the Social Media Strategies of 5 Thriving Brooklyn Businesses, Pt. 1

Love it or hate, social media is here to stay, creating more influencers and millionaires than ever before. In this two-part series, BK Reader met with local small business owners who are using social media to find new and dedicated audiences, grow their businesses… and earn more money.
This Mother's Day, Give Mom the Gift of Lush, Otherworldly Flowers from Local Black-Owned Boutiques

This Mother's Day, Give Mom the Gift of Lush, Otherworldly Flowers from Local Black-Owned Boutiques

In the heart of Brooklyn, these specialty Black-owned flower shops offer unique floral arrangements ahead of Mother’s Day.
Movers on a Mission: This BK Moving Company is Fighting Hunger Crisis with Food Rescue Fleet

Movers on a Mission: This BK Moving Company is Fighting Hunger Crisis with Food Rescue Fleet

By deploying its trucks and employees, Dumbo Moving rescues food and delivers it to the communities that need it most — all at no charge.

Clara Tsai Unveils Inaugural BK-XL Accelerator Cohort of 12 BIPOC-Owned Startups

Each BIPOC-founded startup will receive up to $500,000, in addition to mentorship and office space at Industry City.
Brooklyn’s First NFT Week Launches in Bed-Stuy to Diversify the Future of Digital Art

Brooklyn’s First NFT Week Launches in Bed-Stuy to Diversify the Future of Digital Art

SEED Brklyn, a creative hub for artists in Brooklyn, is hosting the borough’s first-ever NFT Week, featuring immersive experiences and educational opportunities around digital art.
Mayor Adams Unveils New South Williamsburg Fast-Charging Electric Vehicle 'Superhub'

Mayor Adams Unveils New South Williamsburg Fast-Charging Electric Vehicle 'Superhub'

The 15-stall fast charging station will be open to the public 24/7 and can charge an electric vehicle in just 10-20 minutes.
Coping Through Crisis: A Look at the State of Brooklyn’s Black-Owned Restaurants, Pt. 2

Coping Through Crisis: A Look at the State of Brooklyn’s Black-Owned Restaurants, Pt. 2

In the second installment of our series, we shed light on the barriers Brooklyn's Black-owned restaurants are facing amidst the ongoing pandemic and explore the innovations and solutions they are using to stay afloat.
Coping Through Crisis: A Look at the State of Brooklyn’s Black-Owned Restaurants, Pt. 1

Coping Through Crisis: A Look at the State of Brooklyn’s Black-Owned Restaurants, Pt. 1

This is the first in a two-part series on Brooklyn's Black-owned restaurants that are struggling to stay open amidst a new wave of pandemic challenges. 
Brooklyn Resident Carla Giarrusso, Overcomes Barriers to Create Exceptional Buildings

Brooklyn Resident Carla Giarrusso, Overcomes Barriers to Create Exceptional Buildings

In construction, women only make up around 11% of the workforce, but that never discouraged Giarrusso.
Three Years Post-Lockdown, Has Crowdfunding Saved Brooklyn’s Distressed Restaurants? Pt. 2

Three Years Post-Lockdown, Has Crowdfunding Saved Brooklyn’s Distressed Restaurants? Pt. 2

This is the second in a two-part series on the outcomes for restaurants in Brooklyn that turned to crowdfunding as a lifeline during COVID.