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Explore the Neighborhood

The Bed Stuy area is thriving with businesses, culture, entertainment, and services. Take a closer look at the community's hidden gems.

A Deeply Rooted Community

Nicknamed “Brooklyn’s Little Harlem,” Bedford-Stuyvesant is distinguished as much by its historic Victorian brownstones, 9,000 of which were built before 1900, as it is by the flourishing and vibrant African American culture that it breeds. Home to artists and leaders such as Lena Horne, Mos Def, Stephanie Mills, Jay Z and many others, Bed Stuy has been an epicenter for music, film, arts and food for decades. Today, Bed Stuy continues to serve as a space and source of inspiration for professionals and visionaries to start or expand their career, as the community is comprised of dozens of unique local businesses, from cafes to restaurants to salons. Check out a list of those businesses here.

While it is one of Brooklyn’s larger neighborhoods geographically, Bed Stuy’s residents value community, as evident through ongoing, accessible and local events. Click here to check out upcoming events.

In addition, Bed Stuy is also home to several public parks and spaces, including Herbert Von King Park, Saratoga Park and Fulton Park. Bordered by Atlantic Avenue, Classon Avenue, Broadway and Flushing Avenue, Bed Stuy is accessible by the A,C, and G subway lines, numerous bus lines, as well as the Long Island Railroad Nostrand stop.

Check out our list of key local resources:

Bedstuy Gateway Improvement District

Bedstuy Gateway Improvement District

The Billie Holiday Theater

The Billie Holiday Theater

Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.

Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.

NYC Council Member for Bedford-Stuyvesant and Northern Crown Heights

Stefani Zinerman

Stefani Zinerman

NY State Assembly Member for Bedford-Stuyvesant and Crown Heights

Jabari Brisport

Jabari Brisport

NY State Senator

Brooklyn Community Board 3 - Bedford Stuyvesant

Brooklyn Community Board 3 - Bedford Stuyvesant