History & Culture
Bedford-Stuyvesant’s name comes from two historic places. The village of Bedford was established in the 17th century and was the backdrop for some important moments in the Revolutionary War, though nothing remains of it today. (It was centered around the present-day intersection of Bedford and Fulton.) The “Stuyvesant” comes from Stuyvesant Heights, long an area of farms and now a smaller neighborhood within Bed-Stuy, along its southern edge.