Post Tagged with: "Bedford-Stuyvesant"

Brownstones in Bedford-Stuyvesant (Photo via Our Time Press)

Preserving the African-American Legacy of Brooklyn Neighborhoods

Black, Brooklyn, Housing, In the News February 6, 2014 at 2:37 pm

Some residents say debates about “gentrification” have become stale in neighborhoods such as Bedford-Stuyvesant and Crown Heights, Our Time Press reports.

NYC Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott (via Gotham Schools)

New School Honoring Mandela Smooths Bed-Stuy Tensions

Brooklyn, Education December 9, 2013 at 5:04 pm

The Nelson Mandela School for Social Justice, slated to open in September 2014 within the Boys and Girls High School in Bedford-Stuyvesant, appears to be garnering community support, reports GothamSchools.

Three days a week Cedillo leaves to shop to sell flowers in busy locations in Williamsburg and on the border of Bushwick and Bedford-Stuyvesant. (Photo by Gwynne Hogan/Voices of NY)

Flower Vendor: ‘It’s Not Hard Work for Me’

Brooklyn, Business, Featured Posts, Mexican, Voices' Picks November 19, 2013 at 11:21 am

Florencia Cedillo works seven days a week selling flowers in Bushwick to help support five daughters.

Robert Cornegy has won the Democratic nomination to represent the District 36 seat for City Council, over two weeks after the primary elections took place. (Photo from campaign website)

Closest City Council Race Has a Winner

African American, Brooklyn, Elections 2013, Politics October 1, 2013 at 12:36 pm

Gotham Gazette reports that 17 days after the primary elections and following a paper ballot recount, there’s a winner in the City Council Democratic primary for Bedford-Stuyvesant and Crown Heights.

Photos from their campaign websites

Still Counting in Closest City Council Race

African American, Brooklyn, Politics September 27, 2013 at 5:25 pm

The Democratic primary race for the City Council seat in Bed-Stuy and Crown Heights could drag into October, reports the Amsterdam News. As a recount starts and amidst allegations of voting irregularities, Robert Cornegy leads Kirsten John Foy by a mere 68 votes.

Tremaine Wright owns the Common Grounds coffee shop in Bed-Stuy, which has been a Safe Space for the LGBTQ community for over six years. “I think defining ourselves as such makes it a comfortable environment for everybody,” she said. “So that people don't feel like they can pick on any particular group or that they can ostracize anyone.” Wright is pictured in Brooklyn's Hebert Von King Park during the 3rd Annual Bed-Stuy Pride event on Aug. 17, 2013. (Photo by Adi Talwar via Brooklyn Bureau)

‘Safe Spaces’ for LGBTQ in Bed-Stuy Businesses

The Audre Lorde Project in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, asks local businesses to become safe havens for the LGBTQ, a community which has had an uneasy relationship with police, reports Brooklyn Bureau.

The buffet at African Cuisine Restaurant. (Photo: Aaron Leaf)

Carving a Slice of West Africa in Brooklyn

African, Brooklyn, Culture, Food April 1, 2013 at 12:16 pm

Feet in 2 Worlds heads to Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn where an enclave of West Africans flourish with restaurants, food stores and shops. A stop at an African buffet gives a taste of the diverse countries of the region.

Testing literature at Brooklyn Men Konnect. For the first half of 2011, Brooklyn led the city, with 495 or 28 percent of new HIV diagnoses. More than 27,000 people in the borough are estimated to be living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA), second only to Manhattan, with more than 33,000 PLWHAs. (Photo by Pearl Gabel via Brooklyn Bureau)

AIDS Rises in Brooklyn, Federal Funding Drops

Brooklyn, Health, LGBTQ February 6, 2013 at 3:07 pm

Out of the five boroughs, Brooklyn has the highest number of new HIV cases. As the demographics of those infected change, however, treatment and prevention is hindered by losses in funding, reports Brooklyn Bureau.

Herbert Von King Park in Bed-Stuy (Photo by Ken Ficara)

Residents, Officials Demand End to Gun Violence in Bed-Stuy

Brooklyn, Crime January 23, 2013 at 4:50 pm

An increasing number of shootings in Bed-Stuy has residents of the central Brooklyn neighborhood in distress, reports the Amsterdam News. One person died and three, including a 2-year-old boy, were injured in three different incidents over two days.

This month's “Racism Still Exists” billboard in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn on the corner of Nostrand Avenue and Halsey Street brings up stop-and-frisk. (Photo by Jamilah King/Colorlines)

Bed-Stuy Billboard Campaign: ‘Racism Still Exists’

African American, Brooklyn, In the News, Media January 14, 2013 at 2:25 pm

The anonymous billboards in the gentrifying neighborhood voice issues of racism against African Americans. With a new topic every month, each billboard is accompanied by an online post that provides evidence to back up the campaign’s blunt messages.

Interfaith president and CEO Luis A. Hernandez said the hospital, "was a victim of New York state’s drastic Medicaid reductions in 2010." (Photo by David Kene/Amsterdam News)

Interfaith Hospital Files for Chapter 11

Brooklyn, Health, Social Services December 18, 2012 at 3:46 pm

Amsterdam News reports that with 65 percent of Interfaith’s patients relying on Medicaid or related care, funding has been hard to come by after Albany slashed Medicaid funding in 2010. Its options may be limited now to going bankrupt or merging with other hospitals.

Masjid At-Taqwa in Bedford-Stuyvesant. (Photo: Aurora Almendral)

Muslims Speak Out Against Anti-Islam Video and Protests

Brooklyn, Religion September 19, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Feet in 2 Worlds’ Aurora Almendral headed to Bedford-Stuyvesant, where Muslim immigrants added an often-missing voice to a heated topic. Still, many didn’t want to share their opinion, fearing it would “cause the anti-Muslim ugliness to be directed to them.”

a new set of proposed City Council District maps would seek to consolidate the political power of northern Manhattan. (Image via Manhattan Times)

Voices in Focus: A Plan to Merge Political Power in Upper Manhattan

Business, Culture September 13, 2012 at 5:30 pm

From Northern Manhattan updates on redistricting maps and the Word Up bookstore and in Bed-Stuy, a resurgence of the Jewish population, which started leaving in droves in the late 1950s.

Representative Edolphus Towns of Brooklyn will not seek a 16th term in Congress. (Photo via Our Time Press)

As a Neighborhood Changes, Will it Still Be ‘Bed-Stuy, Do or Die’?

Demographics, Politics April 25, 2012 at 6:15 pm

With the retirement of Representative Edolphus Towns, one of Brooklyn’s iconic black neighborhoods — Bedford-Stuyvesant — is at a crossroads. As the area gentrifies, its residents must make a choice between two politicians who represent different aspects of Brooklyn.

Judge: city housing plan boosts segregation

African American, Brooklyn, Housing, In the News, New York January 18, 2012 at 2:26 pm

A state judge has ruled that a planned Brooklyn housing development would violate federal law and increase segregation in Bedford-Stuyvesant. Amsterdam News reports that Mayor Michael Bloomberg is planning to appeal the decision of state judge Emily Goodman.