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City Point hosts block party for local business owners

All the goods represent Brooklyn's diversity and encourages people to shop locally. For many, it brings unity to the community.

Shniece Archer

Jun 8, 2024, 2:16 AM

Updated 15 days ago

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City Point had a block party that shut down Downtown Brooklyn Friday evening. It was hosted by the Brooklyn Made Store. This is their second location. Dozens of people showed up to support local business owners making a difference in the borough.
"I was so excited I was like OMG they chose me I was so excited I was so grateful to God," Auriia Perez, owner of Perez Beauty Labs.
Perez is one of the many small business owners whose products are being sold at the Brooklyn Made Store. She had a lip gloss line and said being in this store is already a success.
"For every young Black girl that sees that another Black girl is doing this I just feel so good I feel like I can encourage them," said Perez.
The Brooklyn Made Store hosted this party not just to celebrate the opening of this second location, but to support the businesses that brought it to life.
"The store really is a platform for small makers, artisans people who might not have the ability to build their brand so quickly so we're giving them a platform," said Gabrielle Napolitano, Communications and Partnerships Director for Brooklyn Made Stores.
All the goods represent Brooklyn's diversity and encourages people to shop locally. For many, it brings unity to the community.
"Black and minority owned businesses need all the help they can get in this very difficult economy and we are thrilled to be able to provide the support for tha


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