Bedford-Stuyvesent

Bed Stuy, once known as the Brooklyn Harlem, a neighborhood of crime and beautiful brownstones, new and abandoned buildings, African American socials like the Sugar Hill Super Club. And gentrification.

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Biggie Smalls, across from the Lafayette Houses built in 1961.

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The next corner over. No photos.

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NYPD of the 81st precinct, their cars parked side by side on the sidewalk.

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The houses JZ grew up in. Showing their 67 years.

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A rare wooden building still standing, Marcy St.

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A corner meeting, a mola from Panama on her bag.

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Liquors on Tompkins.

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Shoes and sundries on the sidewalk. Walking photos.

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Fresh water, cold and clear. COST?

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Roosevelt Houses, named after Elenor, 1964, a 13th story apartment burnt out, boarded up.

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I’d never heard anything like it.

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Waiting. Laundry and Deli on Marcus Garvey.

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Another abandoned corner lot. The Cadillac from Tennessee.

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A window of the corner building. We Buy Houses. Got Bed Bugs posted on the boarded up door to the right.

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Barber shop cat next to a fine urban art gallery.

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On Fulton, the main drag. 99 cent flip-flops and Burger King.

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The finest Row house on the block.

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The row house color pallet represented.

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An original door on a beautiful block of Halsey St., chained through the deadbolts. A report by Picture the Homeless suggests a lot of these boarded up properties are kept off the market to keep rental prices high. Volunteers discovered 466 vacant buildings and lots in Bed-Stuy, which they estimate could house over 10,000 people.

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A row of planters on the garage, a view from the abandoned lot.

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One of the best dive bars in Brooklyn.

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An abandoned advert for an abandoned business. Maybe negative reviews made him give it up. How long will this last?

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Coffee shops and beautiful new apartment blocks going up on the edges of Bed-Stuy. The Tipping of Jefferson Ave, in the New York Magazine, a few brownstone lined blocks away.

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