Merch From NYC Black-Owned Businesses

Represent your favorite restaurant, record store and more from this selection of apparel and accessories

There are several useful lists of Black-owned restaurants, cafes and bars in NYC—and we hope locals are supporting those businesses now, and always. There many other valuable resources, too, including Black-Owned Brooklyn, EatOkra, Official Black Wall Street and this spreadsheet helmed by New Yorker food critic Hannah Goldfield. For those not in the neighborhood or pick-up and delivery area, but who still want to support Black-owned …

LOOT Comic Book Store Turned Kids’ Drawings Into Action Figures

The Brooklyn retailer and workshop encourages young readers to create as much as they consume

Brooklyn‘s LOOT operates differently than most comic book stores: a $30 monthly subscription provides customers with unlimited access to the club and its comic collection, as well as the opportunity to take books out one at a time. For those who don’t frequent the brick and mortar store, comics are available for $5 online. LOOT founder Joseph Einhorn’s mission is simple: to give kids access …

Holiday Gift Guides 2019: Brick + Mortar

For those who need to buy offline, pleasant presents found in real-life stores

It’s officially too late to shop for holiday gifts online, but there’s still time to grab a last-minute present the old fashioned way: making a dash to real-life brick-and-mortar stores. These gift ideas are available from retailers across the country—be it New York or New Orleans, Saint Paul or Sacramento, Detroit or Dallas. Each item continues to be readily available but still makes for a …