"You Do It With Your Heart": Black Business Solidarity Initiative
You Do It With Your Heart highlights Black-owned businesses in Brooklyn. In this new multimedia series, Black business owners share their backgrounds and discuss how they have been affected by the economy, COVID-19, and growing gentrification. Their oral histories play over photographs taken by the Commission's Public Artist in Residence, renowned photographer Andre D. Wagner. Featured Cortelyou Road businesses include:
Sherman of Qathra
Dr. Walid of Grace Eyecare
Sylvia of Cortelyou Early Childhood Center
This project is a collaboration between the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs, the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment, BE NYC, a division of the NYC Small Business Services,
and the Flatbush Development Corp.