Black-Owned Dumbo

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


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 specializes in creating custom made mask, costumes, accessories and apparel. Suzan Perez, the artist/designer has been an independent Sketch 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

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

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Contemporaries Project

Contemporaries is a new storefront studio project launched in 2020. Neither a gallery, nor a store, nor a studio, Contemporaries is a space dedicated to our time and the limitless field of imagination.

Co-founder Stephen Burks is one of the most recognized American industrial designers of his generation. He believes in a pluralistic vision of design that is inclusive of all cultural perspectives.

@contemporariesproject | 192 Water 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

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Designs by Shakeya

Inspired by vendors in her homeland of Grenada, Shakeya created her own healing jewelry store out of DUMBO, DesignsbyShakeya. Using her natural knack for creating, Shakeya's store currently stocks body chains, anklets, bracelets, rings and earrings.

@designsbyshakeya | 145 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

House Of Yoshe
House of Yoshè

House of Yoshè is a brand that was founded with the aim of creating expression through fashion. We wanted this to be more than a boutique but an experience for women & men  to explore different looks and styles in a place they can call home. Markia Banks opened her doors on Pearl Street in Fall 2021.

Legacy Victorious

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.

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"You think it, we ink it"

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

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


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 GirmaI lives in Dumbo! Email service@yesaet.com to arrange.

@ y_e_s_a_e_t | 147 Front Street