Bed Stuy in the News This Week

According to Brownstoner, real estate firm Dixon is trying to sell a landmarked Bed Stuy apartment building it owns at 75 MacDonough Street for more than $4M. There has been quite a bit of controversy surrounding the eight-unit apartment building, with a tenant describing a “harassing culture” there.

The former St. John’s College site, located at 71 Lewis Avenue, will probably be converted to residential use. DNAinfo reports that a developer wants to turn the five-story building into 41 studios, 42 one-bedrooms, 26 two-bedrooms, five three-bedrooms and six four-bedroom units. The historic building is quite stunning.

DNAinfo also reports that a new community center has been proposed for the Marcy Houses. Although the plan lacks funding right now, residents are envisioning a place geared toward seniors and youth.

The Paul J. Cooper Center hosted its first walk-a-thon through the neighborhood last Saturday. The event was held to raise awareness of the center, which provides assistance to people who suffer from substance addiction and mental health problems.

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