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Innovation & Entrepreneurship : Small Businesses/Mom & Pop

Small Business/Mom & Pop Entrepreneurs of Brooklyn

Nasim Bodega Brighton Beach

Nasim Almuntaser in his family's Bodega in Brighton Beach

Nasim Almuntaser '22, history and secondary education, works shifts at his family bodega in Brighton Beach.

fauci drugstore

Fauci Family Drugstore in Dyker Heights

The family of Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the Chief Medical Advisor to the President, owned a drugstore in Dyker Heights. (Photo courtesy of The Academy of Achievement)

Katerina bogatireva

Katerina Bogatireva in front of her package-free store Precycle in Williamsburg

Katerina Bogatireva, who studied business, is the founder of Precycle. Precycle is a store that sells package-free produce, bulk food and home goods in Brooklyn. Customers are empowered to reduce their environmental impact by reducing food and packaging waste.

Michael Davidson

Michael Davidson, on the right, in front of his card and gift shop, Overtures, in Brooklyn Heights

Michael Davidson was a comparative literature major at Brooklyn College and opened his card and gift store in Brooklyn Heights in 1981.

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