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17 Manhattan Social Innovations

From Change-Themed Shops to Trial-Sized Beauty Deliveries

— May 21, 2014 — Social Good
Some people consider New York City to be the center of the world and whether or not you agree, you'll have to admit than Manhattan social innovations often offer some of the most up-to-the-minute entrepreneurship trends that you'll see out there. While Silicon Valley is certainly a source and space of technological change, sometimes product-driven (that is, retail and shopping oriented) offerings take off in NYC, where money is king. All the same, however, it's not easy to make a business work here, which makes these Manhattan social innovations all the more interesting in both the short and long run.

From shops that have social change as a theme to trial-sized beauty deliveries, this SocialBusiness.org top list will have you churning up your next big social entrepreneurship idea.
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Local Eating Guides
Local Eating Guides
Edible Manhattan Offers Critical Analysis on Food Sustainability
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Mentor-Induced Education Programs
Mentor-Induced Education Programs
Practice Makes Perfect Inc. Pays up Students for Success
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Local Fashion Production Films
Local Fashion Production Films
‘Make it in Manhattan’ Values New York Manufacturing
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Socially Aware MFAs
Socially Aware MFAs
Design for Social Innovation at SVA is the First of Its Kind
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Youth Tech Bootcamps
Youth Tech Bootcamps
Girls Who Code Teaches Programming Skills to Young Women in NYC
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Seasonal Local Pickles
Seasonal Local Pickles
Rick's Picks is Based on the Lower East Side in Manhattan
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Multimedia Social Business Campaigns
Multimedia Social Business Campaigns
The Catrinka Project Works Alongside the 'Girl Rising' Film
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Debt-Countering Start-up Apprenticeships
Debt-Countering Start-up Apprenticeships
Enstitute Matches Young Entrepreneurs with Founders
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Invite-Only Change Conferences
Invite-Only Change Conferences
The Social Innovation Summit Attempts to Create Large-Scale Impact
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Coin-Operated Public Art
Coin-Operated Public Art
The Laundromat Project is a Non-Profit Arts Organization in Harlem
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Local Grocery Deliveries
Local Grocery Deliveries
Farm2Me lets You Browse Online and Get Goodies to Your Doorstep
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Retro-Style Eco Furs
Retro-Style Eco Furs
Tracker Fashions That Channel the Pioneer Days in an Ethical Way
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Easy E-Waste Pick-Ups
Easy E-Waste Pick-Ups
'4th Bin' is a New York-Based Recycling Collection Service
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One-Hour Condom Deliveries
One-Hour Condom Deliveries
Talia Frenkel's One-for-One Innovations are Constantly Changing
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Trial-Sized Beauty Deliveries
Trial-Sized Beauty Deliveries
Goodebox is a Members-Only Website Offering Eco Cosmetics
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Community Hot Desks
Community Hot Desks
Hub Vilnius Lets Social Innovators Come Together in Lithuania
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Social Good Themed Shops
Social Good Themed Shops
Story in New York City is Currently Focusing on Socially Conscious Retail
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