Bed Stuy in the News This Week

The Von King Cultural Center has closed for renovations that include a new fire alarm system and spiffed-up auditorium. It’ll be closed for a year and a half, which seems like a long time to get the work done. More details at News 12 Brooklyn.

Both Bed Stuy and East New York are two of the most at-risk Brooklyn communities for the city’s tax lien sale. Bed Stuy has a total of 845 one- to four-family houses with unpaid debt. DNAinfo breaks down the details.

Brownstoner reported on a recently-renovated commercial space at Malcolm X and Halsey Street. The liquor store that was already there is staying, and the landlords have received lots of interest from other potential tenants. Looks like it’ll be filled by a food or beverage biz. ‘Stoner also reported that the big, crumbling building on Malcolm X and Macon (asking $3.5M) is now in contract. It looks likely that it will be demolished.

Here’s a great article on the construction and design of Bed Vyne Cocktail, Bed Stuy’s newest craft cocktail bar.

There’s new video of the B15 bus shooting in Bed Stuy last year. A 14-year old boy tried to fire at members of a rival gang on a crowded bus; he missed his intended targets and instead killed a bus rider. Terribly sad story over at Gothamist.

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