The author of the blog Tribeca Citizen took a field trip to Bed Stuy and posted lots of photos of the trip. They didn’t know a whole lot about the neighborhood: “When I moved to New York City in 1992, all I knew about Bed-Stuy was that it stands for Bedford-Stuyvesant and Do the Right Thing was set there. Also, it was said to be dangerous enough that it never occurred to me to go. Plus, to be totally honest, I rarely ventured to Brooklyn before 2000.” Still, they came out of this recent trip impressed.
Here are horribly depressing photos over at Brownstoner of an excavator demolishing one of Bed Stuy’s oldest buildings, the pre-Civil War Carpenter Gothic church at 809 Jefferson Avenue. It’ll be replaced, of course, by apartments.
Feast BedStuy is hosting another foodie crawl, this one along Malcolm X Boulevard. It is happening on Tuesday, June 2nd and will include Casablanca, Daddy Green’s Pizza, Doc D’s Southern Desserts, Khemistry Bar and L’Antagoniste. Details here.
This is so exciting! Kafe L’Ouverture is opening up on Halsey Street at the old Chaitty Coffee Shop. The husband and wife team are planning a Haitian themed cafe with chicken, beef, fish, vegetable and shrimp patties, mangoes, fresh coconuts and salads. Story at DNAinfo.
DNAinfo also reports that a nonprofit will bring free environmental workshops to the storefront at 456A Nostrand Avenue this summer. The goal of the arts-based public programs is to raise awareness about neighborhood sustainability.