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Local businesses are changing the game

Read about all the ways neighborhood businesses are achieving success.

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John Dantzler of Torch & Crown
Clémence Danko of CHOC O PAIN
Alex Clark of Fort Hamilton Distillery
Jenny Cooper of IXV Coffee

John Dantzler of Torch & Crown

In addition to being Manhattan’s only production brewery, Torch & Crown has become a gathering place for the local community and a celebration of all things New York. 

Clémence Danko of CHOC O PAIN

When she first opened CHOC·O·PAIN, Danko was inspired by France’s many boulangeries and épiceries, small neighborhood shops that sell specialty foods and gifts. Still today, the local community is central to her business model. 

Alex Clark of Fort Hamilton Distillery

When Alex Clark founded Fort Hamilton in 2016, he had one goal in mind: to make a spirit in the style of America’s original whiskey, a New York rye.

Jenny Cooper of IXV Coffee

I love the idea of a cashless transaction, or kind of a neighborhoody transaction. Just walk in and say "hey, give me my coffee", and I'm so comfortable just saying "sure, here you go".