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.
Biggie Smalls, across from the Lafayette Houses built in 1961.
The next corner over. No photos.
NYPD of the 81st precinct, their cars parked side by side on the sidewalk.
The houses JZ grew up in. Showing their 67 years.
A rare wooden building still standing, Marcy St.
A corner meeting, a mola from Panama on her bag.
Liquors on Tompkins.
Shoes and sundries on the sidewalk. Walking photos.
Fresh water, cold and clear. COST?
Roosevelt Houses, named after Elenor, 1964, a 13th story apartment burnt out, boarded up.
I’d never heard anything like it.
Waiting. Laundry and Deli on Marcus Garvey.
Another abandoned corner lot. The Cadillac from Tennessee.
A window of the corner building. We Buy Houses. Got Bed Bugs posted on the boarded up door to the right.
Barber shop cat next to a fine urban art gallery.
On Fulton, the main drag. 99 cent flip-flops and Burger King.
The finest Row house on the block.
The row house color pallet represented.
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.
A row of planters on the garage, a view from the abandoned lot.
One of the best dive bars in Brooklyn.
An abandoned advert for an abandoned business. Maybe negative reviews made him give it up. How long will this last?
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.