COURTNEY “FLOW” ELLIS (left): First person to inquire as to where Brooklyn at.
The Kosciusko Public Swimming Pool in the Heart of the Bedford-Stuyvesant District of Brooklyn in New York City…07/1974
Original Caption: The Kosciusko Public Swimming Pool in the Heart of the Bedford-Stuyvesant District of Brooklyn in New York City. People Here Enjoy Themselves at the Intelligently Located Pool. The Inner City Environment Is Made Up of Human Beings, as Beautiful and Threatened as the Buildings in Which They Live. Some of the Best American Architecture Survives in the “Worst” Neighborhoods, 07/1974 (by The U.S. National Archives)
photo by Devin Kenny 2011
Who Loves Nostrand Ave
Brooklyn, New York
August 6th 2011
Ghetto Metal mural for the Afro-punk festival scheduled for this weekend. Due to weather it has been postponed.
More about Afro-punk HERE
photo by Mariesa
brownstones? 15 foot town houses? or less? what do you think?
Walking along Fulton Street in Bed-Stuy this weekend, I noticed this old theater and immediately wanted to know more about the history.
When Judge John Phillips bought the Regal Theater on Fulton Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant in the early ’80s, he immediately saw the space as a place to reinvigorate and unite the African American community. The space was renamed the Slave #1 Theater and was host to some of the most prominent figures in the black community, as well as vendors selling all sorts of goods from every spectrum of the black community. Sadly, after 18 years, the theater was boarded up after Phillips’ assets were seized and his estate kept changing hands. Now, the space has laid vacant for about a decade and now the space is for sale, thanks to an inheritance that left the theater to Phillips’ nephew, along with about $2 million of his debt. Unfortunately, he has come to no other conclusion but to sell the space. Add to the mix a dispute between the nephew with a longtime friend of Phillips’ who has been practically a patron saint and guardian of the theater, and there’s quite a tangled web to the future of this integral part to the Bed-Stuy community. Read more here.
Bed-Stuy livin’. whatchukno. GTFO.