Two-part tour of Bed-Stuy architecture and history July 7-8


Think you know Bed-Stuy inside and out? Chances are you’ll still learn plenty from this two-part architectural and historical tour organized by the Municipal Art Society, which has led neighborhood tours in New York City since 1956. The Bed-Stuy tours will be led by Suzanne Spellen, an architectural historian and columnist for Brownstoner.com, and Morgan Munsey, an architect and historian. They will take attendees through the rich history of settlement in the area – from the Lenape peoples to the Dutch, English, African-Americans and more. Along the way, you’ll learn more about some of Brooklyn’s finest 19th-century architecture.

Part 1, on July 7 at 11:00am, will focus on the proposed Bedford Historic District, which centers on Hancock Street. On Sunday, July 8 (also at 11:00am) Part 2 will move on to Stuyvesant Heights. These are expected to be popular tours, so advance registration is required (at which point the meeting locations will be given). Tours are $20 for the general pubic, and $15 for Municipal Art Society Members. You can register for either one as a stand-alone tour, or do both!

Bed-Stuy rowhouses (photo: MAS website)

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