NYC - The Official Guide

The Black Experience in NYC

Black culture is integral to the identity of NYC, the city with the largest Black population in the US. Its influence can be felt across the five boroughs in many forms: world-renowned music and style, a celebrated food scene, the visual and performing arts, live experiences, business owners and all who lead the charge in keeping the City progressive, resilient and safe.

With this content series, we spotlight, celebrate and amplify New York City’s Black experience and the community whose cultural contributions reverberate around the globe. Bookmark this page and remember to check back as we will continue to add new content.

The Freedom to Be

In NYC, Black people have an unparalleled freedom of expression. In our new video series, we explore a range of subcultures and affinity groups within NYC’s Black community that defy boundaries and stigmas. Check out our first episode, which features Black surfers in the Rockaways.

A Glimpse into Black Culture in NYC

With a global footprint encompassing the entire Black diaspora—including people from the Caribbean, Latin America, Africa, South America and the US— and countless affinity groups and experiences, the Black community in NYC boasts its own cultural nuances that enrich the City’s diversity and provide an experience like none other in the world. This video celebrates the Black community in NYC, its energy and its contributions to the City, US and world.


Take a closer look at the dynamic images we curated to create the video on our credits page.

Love Letter subjects in their neighborhoods in New York City, the black experience in NYC
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