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GO Brooklyn Art Open Studio Project: 68 Bed-Stuy Locations


Artists from all over Brooklyn – including 68 Bed-Stuy-based artists – are participating in the GO open studio project. On the weekend of September 8-9, they will open their studios to community-member voters, who will nominate artists to participate in an exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum on December 1, 2012. The ten artists who receive […]

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Event Tomorrow: Governer Cuomo’s New York Small Business Outreach Initiative


Sorry for the late notice, but I wanted to let all the entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs-to-be out there know about this event in Brooklyn tomorrow evening: Where:                       City Tech, Atrium Ampitheatre                                     300 Jay Street; Brooklyn, NY When:                        August 7, 6:30 PM Registration:            smallbusinessRSVP-Brooklyn@exec.ny.gov About the Event: -Spend an hour with small business experts […]

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Event Notice: Igniting Sales, A Program to Empower Business Owners


To all of Bed-Stuy’s entrepreneurs, large and small: you might be interested in a workshop being co-sponsored by the Bed-Stuy branch of Citibank and the EIgnite Group; it will take place this Wednesday evening. The workshop is called “Igniting Sales: A Program to Empower Business Owners.” Here is what they have to say about what […]

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Video Profile of Kebe’s African Fashions


I just stumbled across this Youtube video profiling Kebe’s African Fashions (1547 Fulton Street). It’s a bit on the long side – approximately thirteen and a half minutes long – but I thought I’d share it. The video is a profile of Kebe’s by a woman from Japan who moved to Bed-Stuy. Kebe, who is […]

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Made in Old-School Brooklyn: New York Daily News article on artisan foods


Check out this New York Daily News article on Brooklyn artisan food: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/made-old-school-brooklyn-mom-and-pop-eateries-vying-slice-artisanal-food-craze-article-1.1117208 The article profiles a partnership between one of our Bed-Stuy mom-and-pop stores, Abu’s Bakery, and Foodtown, one of our larger merchants. The two are working together to bring locally-made baked goods (such as bean pie, one of Abu’s specialties) to the larger […]

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Crêperie Le Paris Dakar: grand opening (with live music) tomorrow!


The new French/Senegalese crêperie Le Paris Dakar is having a grand opening tomorrow at their space at 518 Nostrand Avenue. Mouna, the owner, has told us that there will be a live African band playing outside. We spoke with Mouna a couple weeks ago about her vision for the restaurant. She was born and raised […]

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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 […]

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New street furniture is here


You may have noticed the new trees that were planted along Fulton Street starting in May. In the last week, new amenities – bike racks, benches, trash cans – have started going in along the street and at Marcy Plaza (which is finally starting to look like a real plaza!). Check out the new streetscape […]

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It’s not too late to get something nice for Dad!


Father’s Day may be over, but if you’re still looking for something nice for Dad (or anyone else!), you might want to visit Al’s Men’s Shop in their new digs. After 40 years in the same location, they have moved just a few hundred feet down the street. They just re-opened in the beautiful new […]

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Local Cobbler is Good for the Sole


Gavriel Leviev of Fulton Cobbler (1519 Fulton Street) has been on Fulton Street in Bed-Stuy for seventeen years. He has been in his current location near the Kingston-Throop C train stop for the last seven years; before that, he spent ten years across from Restoration Plaza. The shop offers a full line of repairs to […]

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