Black-Owned Dumbo

Here are just some of the Black-owned businesses that call Dumbo home.

Adanne Darlene

Adanne is a bookshop that celebrates African-American culture by selling books and other products, including apothecary, tote bags, t-shirts and accessories.

@adanne.co | 234 Water Street

Art Of Faces
Art Of Faces

Art of Faces, a Black-and-Woman owned boutique inside The Shops at 145 Front Street, specializes in customized masquerade masks and Caribbean carnival pieces, as well as luxe dresses and accessories. Owner/designer Suzan Perez has been an artist in Brooklyn for more than 20 years.

@artoffaces.shop | 145 Front Street

Bbox Radio
BBOX Radio

Founded in 2011 and broadcasting 24/7 ever since, BBOX Radio delivers locally-sourced programming representing the best of New York City. Ranging from interviews with Brooklyn’s movers and shakers to music shows spanning all genres, BBOX strives to give a voice to the communities within the borough.

Listen to their program!

@bbox_radio | 145 Front Street

Belle Choses
Belle Choses

Belle Choses, 'beautiful things' in French, is a luxury esthetics spa owned by Steiga (Styja) Hewitt, a Licensed Esthetician & Makeup Enthusiast.

@@itz.styja | 145 Front Street, Suite H2

Bella Soule
Bella Soule

Bella Soule is a specialty handmade and spiritual store, born from the spiritual journey that led Judy, Bella Soule's owner, to her current love. This specialty store offers spiritual products, home cleansing items, handmade ceramics, and much more!

@bellasoulevibes | 145 Front Street

Bots Clothing Co
Bots Clothing Co.

Bots Clothing Co. is a clothing brand inspired by the legends of street wear culture and influenced by today. Their goal is to create clothing people see you wearing in the street and stop to ask where it’s from.

@botsclothingco  | 145 Front Street Suite 14


Browstress is a cosmetic tattoo studio in DUMBO. Owner and artist Krystal has been a permanent make up artist since 2017 and is 3x certified in Microblading as well as freckles tattooing, brow & lash lamination, and scar camouflage. She was inspired to start Browstress after her aunt suffered hair loss after a cancer diagnosis.

@browstress | 68 Jay Street

Craig Anthony Miller

Craig Anthony Miller is a Brooklyn native artist working out of his studio in DUMBO. In his work, Craig mimics a stain glass style to convey messages of strength over despair.

@craig_anthony_miller | 20 Jay Street

Ed Besong
Ed Besong

Ed Besong is a Black-owned clothing line founded in 2018 by Ed Besong, with the support of his family and close friends. Ed aims to shine the light bright on diversity in style, identity, and culture and works patiently and judiciously to design clothing that is uniquely and personally tailored to each client.

The clothing is tailored in Cameroon, West Africa, using fabric from across the globe. Visit Ed in The Shops at 145 Front Street to discuss how he can make your idea come to life!

@edbesongcouture_ | 145 Front Street

Eulalee Beckford Designs
Eulalee Beckford Designs

Specializing in made-to-order fur felt hats, Eulalee Beckford Designs offers an array of stylish fashion pieces and gifts. Visit Eulalee in The Shops at 145 Front Street and see her stunning hats and kimonos for yourself!

@eulalee_beckford_designs | 145 Front Street

Find Whats Rare Rachel Aschalew
Find What's Rare

Find What’s Rare is listings-based real estate group with access to a wide range of high-end apartments for rent and for sale. But they are not simply a real estate brokerage — they are a vital hub of local expertise for the communities they serve, helping their clients engage with the best of their new neighborhood.

@findwhatsrare | 102 Front Street

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Glam Expressway

Glam Expressway is a design boutique founded by CEO and local Dumbonian Lindsay Stuart. Lindsay evolved her store from an online retailer into a brick and mortar store right in her native neighborhood.

In honor of Lindsay's contributions to DUMBO, we honored her with a DUMBO Dozen Award in in 2019. Check out our interview with her here!

@glamexpressway | 145 Front Street

H.E.A.L Veterinary Hospital (Helping Every Animal with Love)

HEAL Veterinary Hospital was created from a yearning for a different approach to caring for pets. Their name stands for what we hope to embody: Helping Every Animal with Love. They promote a unique, patient-tailored approach to veterinary care by practicing integrative medicine, and combining traditional medicine with holistic healing techniques and a fear free approach. Led by Dr. Kimberly Atkinson and Dr. Nicole Dumas, HEAL cares for small mammals, birds, and reptiles and is open Monday-Friday from 8am-8pm and Saturday 8am-5pm.

H.E.A.L.| 25 Jay Street

Humble Studios

Humble Studios, a Black-and-Woman-owned makeup studio in The Shops at 145 Front Street, offers a variety of makeup and wig install services to help clients get their dream look for any occasion. Owner Jasmine "Humblejas" Louis is a young entrepreneur and talented makeup artist.

@humblejas_artistry | 145 Front Street

Legacy Victorious
Legacy Vinyl boutique

Legacy is Dumbo's only Vinyl boutique. Listen to records, choose a player, and play Victorious' Fender Rhodes, all in a ‘70s basement vibes space.

@legacydumbo | 247 Water Street

Pyramid Ink Tatoo Logo

Pyramid Ink is a Brooklyn based tattoo shop that is owned and operated by tattoo artist Peeko. Providing clients with beautiful pieces of art is their top priority. Pyramid Ink provides high quality tattoos at fair prices, in a relaxed, friendly and safe environment. Whether you are looking for color or black and grey, traditional or new school, cover-ups or reworks, they strive to make sure that you get the tattoo you want.

@pyramidinktattoo | 145 Front Street

Sb Beauty Vault
SB Beauty Vault

Offering lash appointments and one-on-one and group classes, Niecy at SB Beauty Vault wants to help clients achieve lashes as luxurious as their lifestyles.

@whiplashedbysb | 145 Front Street

Shaw Bernard Strut Models
Strut Models

Strut Models is a boutique modeling agency in Dumbo committed to providing quality service and offers high caliber talent to their clients. President Shaw Bernard and her agency is committed to diversity, inclusion, and individuality.

Tinsel Experiential Design

Tinsel designs interactive experiences to delight, engage, and inspire. Started a decade ago on a kitchen table in Brooklyn, Tinsel is now a multimillion dollar company serving high-profile clientele from their DUMBO headquarters.

Co-founder and CGO Erica Taylor Haskins oversees strategic partnerships, marketing, social media, press, staffing, and event planning. She brings an intimate knowledge of the creative process, a practiced degree of diplomacy, and an instinct for partnerships to Tinsel.

@tinseldesignnyc | 68 Jay Street, Suite #429

V Brows

V Brows is a Black-and-Woman-owned eye brow service located in The Shops at 145 Front Street. Veronica specializes in a variety of tints, laminations, and waxes to help you get the perfect brow look. She also does trainings!  Schedule your appointment today.

shopvbrows | 145 Front Street

Yesaet Mimi

Modern luxury, inspired by centuries of ancient African craft. Yesaet's sustainable, made-to-order collection focuses on exquisite textiles, comfort, versatility and timelessness.

Yesaet takes evening appointments, as founder/owner/designer Mimi Girma lives in Dumbo! Email service@yesaet.com to arrange.

@ y_e_s_a_e_t | 147 Front Street