Gentrification Without Exodus in Bedford-Stuyvesant

The Brooklyn neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant is coming up in the world but is managing to preserve its African-American culture throughout.

This article from the New York Times focuses more on what hip shops and restaurants are new in the up-and-coming neighborhood, but hints at the remarkable preservation of culture that is happening while the neighborhood upscales.

Trymaine Lee writes, "Once considered the badlands, Bedford-Stuyvesant is slowly gentrifying and now features refurbished brownstones, vintage clothing stores and bakeries that produce a bumper crop of red velvet cakes and other treats. This central Brooklyn neighborhood is also a bastion of the African diaspora, a place where, as Black History Month winds down, a visitor can get a King Curtis 'Sweet Soul' album or a dish of navy bean pie."

Full Story: A Neighborhood Evolves, History Intact


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