Exterior view of young African American woman standing on an elevated subway platform in Bedford Stuyvesant. The background includes many buildings, mostly apparently commercial, and several cars moving on the street below the platform. The exact location is unknown. - See more at: http://brooklyn.bibliocommons.com/item/show/11668078062906_bedford_stuyvesant#sthash.REhdOVHR.dpuf
A 1902 ad for Alice Court in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. To Let Houses - Alice Court Dwellings: 2-1/2 story brick and stone; modern; 9 rooms and bath; furnace, etc.; handsomely decorated; rent $ ; our representative on the premises. Haviland & Sons, 982 Fulton st. cor. of Grand av.
"Advertised as ‘perfect gems for quiet, refined families,’ the ‘handsomely decorated’ houses were located ‘just 15 minutes from [the Brooklyn] Bridge’ and featured ‘hard wood floors, cabinet finish, mantel mirrors, [and] tiled hearths’ on ‘private streets’ with ‘lawns [and] fountains, all kept in order by [the] owner,’”
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