A woman who got off a bus in Bedford-Stuyvesant was hit and killed by the bus while picking up her cell phone.

A woman who got off a bus in Bedford-Stuyvesant was hit and killed by the bus while picking up her cell phone.

Tomkins Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant

Tomkins Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant

"Jones was born and raised in Bed-Stuy and currently lives in the home her grandmother bought in 1948. She is like many of Bed-Stuy’s multigenerational inhabitants, whose family has grown up in the same home for decades. She remembered the sense of community back in the 60s."

http://nycitylens.com/2014/09/whites-returning-to-bedford-stuyvesant-for-the-first-time-in-decades-amid-gentrification/

new arrivals!

new arrivals!

Bedford-Stuyvesant: Diverse and Changing

To sum up Bedford-Stuyvesant as yet another stunning Brooklyn brownstone neighborhood falling victim to gentrification would be to deny the vitality and tenaciousness of a community with deep cultural and historic roots in the area.

Along with Harlem, this sprawling north-central Brooklyn neighborhood of around 134,000 residents has been one of the most prominent communities for the city’s black population since the 1920s and ’30s, when African-Americans first moved to the area in large numbers. More recently, they have been joined by Caribbean-Americans.

bed-stuy farm share

bed-stuy farm share

Alice and Agate Courts Historic District Designation Report 2009

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,’”

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,’”

Brooklyn Orphan Asylum

Brooklyn Orphan Asylum

top floor apartment on herkimer

top floor apartment on herkimer

love the tops of the brick townhouses on the left. wonder wonder

love the tops of the brick townhouses on the left. wonder wonder

Interfaith receives another reprieve as supporters seek restructuring plan | Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Arrest in pipe attack on Bed-Stuy subway rider | Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Ralph Avenue Subway Station. It sucks when your not safe in the subways :(

for sale…

for sale…

littleknownblackhistoryfacts:

COURTNEY “FLOW” ELLIS (left): First person to inquire as to where Brooklyn at.

littleknownblackhistoryfacts:

COURTNEY “FLOW” ELLIS (left): First person to inquire as to where Brooklyn at.