It’s February, and for Black History Month we’re showing off the Black-owned businesses located throughout Lower Manhattan. We will continue to add businesses as we learn about them. If you know of any that are missing from this list, please shoot us an email so we can add them. A special thanks to our colleagues at Meatpacking BID for helping put this together. 

Art + Design

  • Ayon Studio – Design firm integrating architecture, design, engineering, historic preservation, and materials conservation into our projects. Expertise encompasses Victorian buildings, as well as modern icons from the 20th century. Ayon Studios is MBE certified for work with both city and state agencies. Location: Union Square
  • Meow Cleeva – Playful home decorations to personalized pet art, chic housewarming gifts and travel accessories for the design lover. Location: Union Square Market
  • Tatiana Poblah – Artist whose goal is to bring more color and joy into the world by portraying that beauty, one drawing at a time. Location: Union Square Market 
  • SoHo Renaissance Factory – Black led artist collective who sprung up in the spring of 2020 when SoHo and NoHo were full of boards. Brought protest art to the neighborhood and is building out their long term presence in the community. Location: SoHo


  • Peter Charles Savvy – Peter Charles Savvy designs, produces, and sells quality accessories for men and women including handmade scarves and shawls as well as capes, hats, and more. Location: Union Square Greenmarket
  • T.A. – A concept store that caters to the women-identifying community in New York City. T.A. provides a product that presents a renewed outlook towards luxury living. The brands featured at T.A. have been personally sourced from Tbilisi, London, Paris, Peru, Milan, South Korea, LA, New York and other locations around the world. Location: Meatpacking District
  • Madame Matovu Vintage – Tucked away on a quiet block, this is a true neighborhood gem featuring an eclectic mix of vintage clothing, accessories, and antiques. Location: Greenwich Village

Food +  Beverage

  • Body and Soul Bakeshop – Crafting uncommonly delicious vegan baked goods since 1993. Uses the best seasonal, locally sourced, non-GMO, organic ingredients whenever possible. Location: Union Square Greenmarket 
  • Extra Virgin – Intimate Italian eatery in the West Village, with outdoor dining options, serving up Italian-inspired, wholesome foods. Location: West Village
  • Mikey Likes It – Pop-cultured inspired ice cream shop founded by New York native, Michael “Mikey” Cole. A master at flavor and texture, Mikey has created custom ice cream flavors for notables like Hillary Clinton and Jay-Z. Location: East Village
  • Tings – Small home style Jamaican kitchen in Chelsea Market serving jerk chicken, oxtail, patties, fresh juice & tings. Location: Meatpacking District
  • Union Square Wines & Spirits – Wine shop in Union Square since 1995. Offering exceptional customer service, warm design, and an environment that encourages customers to explore. Location: Union Square
  • Zach & Zoe Honey – Located in Chelsea Market, Zach & Zoe provides raw honey infused with superfoods. Location: Meatpacking District 
  • Brooklyn Chophouse – Serving standard steakhouse fare such as steaks and burgers, plus the addition of Chinese dumplings and entrees. Location: FiDi
  • Haile – A neighborhood restaurant that brings traditional Ethiopian home cooking to a warm and inviting environment. Location: East Village
  • Las Lap – Crafting a rich combination of traditional rum culture mixed with the vibrance of L.E.S. and the sultry charm found in New York City. Location: Lower East Side
  • Negril Village – Located in the heart of Greenwich Village, Negril Village promises to entertain your soul as well as your palette in a hip & classy environment. Location: Greenwich Village 
  • Rise Root & Farm – Food co-op run by an all-star team of four veteran urban farmers and community activists: Location: Union Square Greenmarket 
  • Whipped Urban Dessert Lab – Minority and women-owned award winning company that focuses on putting innovative spins on classic desserts free of artificial flavors, colors and preservatives. Location: Lower East Side
  • 142 Sullivan – A neighborhood wine and cocktail bar that has a warm, intimate vibe and friendly atmosphere. Also known for their great music selection. Location: SoHo
  • New York Biltong – A new, specialty grocery store selling its namesake South African cured meat alongside meatpies, groceries, and other goodies. Location: Greenwich Village
  • Meskerem – Old school eatery on a charming block of MacDougal Street. Located in a cozy subterranean space, they serve Ethiopian classics. Location: Greenwich Village
  • Brooklyn Chophouse – Classic New York City style steakhouse located in an wood-filled, modern space a stone’s throw from City Hall. Location: Financial District 

Health + Wellness

  • AARMY – A revolutionary coaching experience with a full line-up of the highest standard cycling and bootcamp practice sessions. Location: NoHo
  • J Train – New York’s premiere private, transformational precision studio featuring personal training, acupuncture, yoga, and more. Location: Hudson Square
  • Fitness By Q – A martial artist and private bodyguard turned health and fitness coach. Quintin helps clients become their best self. Location: Greenwich Village

Professional Services

  • Kervin A. Simms, Attorney at Law – An experienced entertainment lawyer offering botique services for artists, producers, directors, and other entertainment creatives. Contact via phone at (212) 254-4430. Location: NoHo