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Day: <span>September 22, 2017</span>

Major Findings from Comptroller’s Report on Bed-Stuy

The number of jobs in Bedford-Stuyvesant increased by 45 percent since the end of the recession in 2009 to a record 17,000 jobs in 2016. The retail trade and the leisure and hospitality sectors registered the largest job gains, with each sector accounting for about one-fifth of the 5,300 jobs added since 2009. Job growth […]readmore

More Than Mere Playgrounds

   Today, I saw some pictures of the damage that Hurricane Irma caused last week during its terror into the Caribbean Islands. In St. Maarten, dozens of yachts and boats of varying sizes laid atop one another as if some gigantic child had dumped a pile of his favorite toy ships along the shore in […]readmore

Youth Central

Coney Island cousins Jedisha Johnson, 17 and Asiana Perez, 7, and their family won the 1st Place Award for Family Group for their sand sculpture “Pyramid” at the 27th Annual Coney Island Sand Sculpting Contest on August 19. Jedisha, who is entering Long Island University as a freshman this fall, inspired the family to create a three sided […]readmore


Brooklyn NY (September 8, 2017) – The Bed-Stuy Alive! Collective is proud to present the 13TH Annual Bed-Stuy Alive! celebration, scheduled to begin on Saturday, October 14th, and span several weeks of exciting happenings throughout the community.. “We are pleased to be a part of this event, which will showcase our great businesses, schools, restaurants, […]readmore


By Cyrille Phipps, filmmaker and media educator Bedford-Stuyvesant, one of the oldest and most prominent African-American communities in NYC, has been plagued with stories of crime and violence in its past, and now faces challenges of gentrification in the present-day. But Bed-Stuy is so much more than that – it is stories of families living […]readmore

In Conversation: Craig Wilder and Herb Boyd

The Skylight Gallery at Restoration Plaza held a gathering of authors, editors, agents and regular literary-minded folks for a conversation between Bed-Stuy native, author and MIT Professor Craig Wilder and author Herb Boyd about Boyd’s 25th book, “Black Detroit: A People’s History of Self-Determination”, now on the New York Times’ Recommended Reading list. Wilder began […]readmore

Permits Filed for 375 Stuyvesant Avenue, Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn

By Nikolai Fedak Brooklyn’s Bed-Stuy doesn’t always see the best executions of infill development, but new filings for 375 Stuyvesant Avenue will hopefully provide an example for others to follow. DXA Studio applied for the permits, indicating the new building should be both innovative and attractive, and Oren Evenhar of Pinestone Greene LLC is listed […]readmore