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Local businesses are an essential part of a neighborhood community. At Common, we highlight the incredible restaurants, cafes, and shops around our coliving homes.

We hope that Common members patronize these businesses because they provide opportunities to make connections, explore the city, and try something new.

Mentioning small businesses in our blog has to do with supporting the local community and strengthening the local economy. These businesses aren’t just “moms and pops” — they’re all about family—brothers and sisters, uncles and aunts, cousins, neighbors, friends—all the people who make your community a wonderful place to live.

Moving to a new home in a new city can be a scary, stressful process. Our goal is to provide help to experience that is easy and holds the excitement of things to come

Local Features

Little Choc Apothecary founder, Julia Kravets, on tips for being vegan in a big city

Julia Kravets, founder of Little Choc Apothecary, shares the inspiration behind her restaurant, and her top tips for being vegan in a big city.

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Treat yourself at the friendliest lifestyle boutique in Clinton Hill, Su’juk

Founder Su Beyazit curated Su’juk with her interest in fashion and vintage. She explains her inspiration and love for the neighborhood.

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Indulge in classic New York fare at Emily in Clinton Hill

Emily’s thin crust pies are absolutely mind-blowing. Co-founder Emily Hyland talks about being a business owner in Clinton Hill.

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Local Art in Action Program — Interview with Carly Kuhn

Learn more about Common’s Local Art in Action program and hear from our first featured artist, Carly Kuhn, about her work and background.

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Bed-Stuy’s charming general store, Willoughby General

Willoughby General carries everything a Bed-Stuy resident could need: fresh produce, cold brew, cooking items, locally made crafts, and more.

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Visit Bed-Stuy’s gorgeous boutique, Sincerely, Tommy

How one entrepreneurial woman curated a womenswear and lifestyle boutique that is loved and celebrated in the Bed-Stuy community.