Hear “Bedford-Stuyvesant,” (or possibly just its nickname, “Bed-Stuy,”) and you’ll probably think: brownstones. The Stuyvesant Heights historic district of Macdonough, Bainbridge and Chauncey is landmarked — Lewis Avenue between Macdonough and Decatur was once named the “Greenest Block in Brooklyn” — but there are beautiful historic brownstones scattered throughout Bed-Stuy. Many of these highly coveted Bedford-Stuyvesant townhouses have their original fireplaces, crown moldings, and shutters. Often they are set up as two- or three-family houses, so that Bedford-Stuyvesant renters as well as buyers can enjoy their historical charm.
More There are bits of the past everywhere in Bedford-Stuyvesant: shopkeeper F.W. Woolworth’s brownstone at 209 Jefferson Avenue; the Siloam Presbyterian Church, which was a stop on the Underground Railroad, and four wood frame houses (both single-family and multi-family) from Weeksville, a community of African-American freemen set up in the 1830s. But if you’re a modernist, don’t worry: Bedford-Stuyvesant has post-war buildings too! In the Lofts on Dekalb, for instance, you can find duplex condos in Bed-Stuy which offer oversized windows, balconies, whirlpool baths, and mezzanine-level sleeping lofts. The architectural titan I.M. Pei designed the Center for Art and Culture of Bedford-Stuyvesant, which is housed in a former milk-bottling plant and is now home to paintings, a writer’s collaborative, and a dance company. Overall Bedford-Stuyvesant’s present is very diverse and vibrant, partly because of the Brooklyn area’s great subway access on the A, C, G, J and M trains. Less
Stroll the streets of Bed Stuy and see the most wonderful architecture. Being the largest section of Brooklyn, there is much to see which tasting the delights of the cafes popping up!
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