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Craig Samuels is one of the best known entrepreneurs in Brooklyn’s Bed-Stuy neighborhood. After honing his skills as a professional chef in Manhattan, he returned to his stomping grounds to open up several eateries including Peaches, Peaches Hot House, and The Smoke Joint in neighboring Fort Greene. The Bed-Stuy area is becoming more and more gentrified but many African-American entrepreneurs like Samuels are fueling the neighborhood’s rebirth as a burgeoning New York locus. TAP talked to Samuels, who works with business partner Ben Grossman, about his experience in the restaurant business.
Jai Jai Greenfield, owner of Harlem Vintage, talks about how she built her business along with co-owner Eric Woods. She used her nine years of experience in finance with Smith Barney and Morgan Stanley and launched the wine store in 2004. The store and its brand have been going strong ever since.
B Baruk is an apparel line founded and run by a young, Harlem-based entrepreneur Marcus Collier. Watch and learn how he started his company and hear about philosophy behind his thought provoking designs.