Bedford-Stuyvesant is a central Brooklyn neighborhood with a rich history and a lot of character. Recent years have brought a huge influx of gentrification to the area, which many blame on rising Manhattan rents forcing middle class New Yorkers to move to neighborhoods previously deemed less desirable. A predominantly African American neighborhood, the surge of â€œyuppiesâ€ moving into the neighborhood has been criticized by many who want to retain Bed-Stuyâ€™s identity. Bed-Stuy stretches from Flushing Avene on the north (bordering Williamsburg) to Classon Avenue on the west (Clinton Hill). It is bordered by Broadway to the east (Bushwick) and Atlantic Avenue to the south (Crown Heights). Bed-Stuy has become a destination for many Brooklynites seeking to visit bars, restaurants and local events in the area. Peaches Hothouse, a restaurant serving Nashvilleâ€™s hot chicken, is on the map for those who want to test their tastebuds on an impossible spicy fried chicken wing. Local independent coffee shops like The Corner Grind, Palates, or CafÃ© 232 bring neighborhood artists and freelancers in during work hours to work silently or collaborate creatively. In 2014, the Brooklyn Botanical Garden named Macon Street between Howard and Ralph Avenues in Bed-Stuy the â€œGreenest Block in Brooklynâ€â€”every house in the area had floral decorations and gardening, a prominent facet to the neighborhood. Bed-Stuy is lined with gorgeous old brownstones, making a walk through the neighborhood in any season, colorful summer or a peaceful winter snowfall, a truly pleasant experience. For a more metropolitan feel, Nostrand Ave. and Fulton St. are the most commercial blocks in Bed-Stuy, lined with shops, cafes and restaurants, many of which are owned by Bed Stuy residents. With 153,000 residents in 2014, Bed-Stuy is becoming an ever more popular place to live! While many were eager to leave the neighborhood no more than a few decades ago, Bed-Stuy is now the place to be! By Melissa Kravitz.
Rental Prices:$1,359 ― $2,109
Sales Prices:$326,000 ― $506,000
Landmarks:Herbert Von King Park, Stuyvesant Heights Historic Landmark District, Museum of Contemporary African Diaspora Arts (MoCADA)
Police Precincts:79 81