Runs from Flushing Avenue to the north, Atlantic Avenue to the south, Broadway to the east, and
Bedford Avenue to the west.
Hear “Bedford-Stuyvesant,” (or possibly just its nickname, “Bed-Stuy,”) and you’ll probably think: brownstones.
The Stuyvesant Heights historic district of Macdonough, Bainbridge and Chauncey is landmarked — Lewis Avenue
between Macdonough and Decatur was once named the “Greenest Block in Brooklyn” — but there are beautiful
historic brownstones scattered throughout Bed-Stuy. Many of these coveted Bedford-Stuyvesant townhouses have
their original fireplaces, crown moldings, and shutters. Often they are set up as two- or three-family houses, so that
Bedford-Stuyvesant renters as well as buyers can enjoy their historical charm.
There are bits of the past everywhere in Bedford-Stuyvesant including shopkeeper F.W. Woolworth’s brownstone at
209 Jefferson Avenue and the Siloam Presbyterian Church, which was a stop on the Underground Railroad. But if
you’re a modernist, not to worry; Bedford-Stuyvesant has post-war buildings too! In the Lofts on Dekalb, for instance,
you can find duplex condos in Bed-Stuy which offer oversized windows, balconies, whirlpool baths, and mezzaninelevel
sleeping lofts. The architectural titan I.M. Pei designed the Center for Art and Culture of Bedford-Stuyvesant,
which is housed in a former milk-bottling plant and is now home to paintings, a writer’s collaborative, and a dance
company. Overall Bedford-Stuyvesant’s present is very diverse and vibrant, partly because of the Brooklyn area’s
great subway access on the A, C, G, J and M trains.