New Yorker of the week: Eric Hamilton


Eric Hamilton is co-founder and chief marketing officer of Around the Way, a mobile app that allows users to pinpoint black-owned businesses in their area.   Additionally, Hamilton is founder of The Web Academy an online school that recently reached its 4000th enrollment; host of “TrickedOutSite,” a Web series that performs website makeovers; and founder of LAUNCH, a tech incubator focused on inspiring, guiding, and launching technology companies from the dorm room. What part of NYC do you live in?  How long have you lived in NYC I have been in the NYC area since summer of 2008. Harlem has adopted me. Why do you live in NYC? I live in the NYC area mainly for access to opportunity and great people.  I am from Detroit.  NYC & Detroit are very similar.  Both have a lot of hard-working people who hustle hard. Give our readers 3 tips about NYC that are helpful Best drinks in the city try Clyde Fraziers on 10th ave. Best event space at MIST Harlem on West 116th Street. Best desserts at Make My Cake on West 116th Street. By the way, all of these venues are Black-owned and I found them using my app called Around The Way. What is one of your favorite things about NYC? Access to like minded people. Who is your favorite New Yorker?   I had the opportunity to co-host Barbara Corcoran [NYC realtor from ABC’s “Shark Tank”] at an event last spring.  She’s such a nice woman.  Very humble, yet, extremely confident and accomplished.

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