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Rebirth Poetry Jam – Bushbaby Lounge


Bushbaby, one of our local gems, has been offering a multitude of events since they opened a few years ago. Adam Reichardt, one of our contributors, was lucky enough to catch their open-mic night on April 30, 2011 and turn it into a really cool piece: For more information about Bushbaby Tea House, check out their facebook page […]

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Git yer hands dirty! New community garden on Halsey


CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS… Become part of local history and help build a new community garden! 462 Halsey Street has been vacant for nearly 20 years. Now, Shatia Jackson and Kristen Rapp have started a group called the “462 Community Garden” with aims to turn it into a veritable veggie paradise. If you are interested in helping […]

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Get your green on: Hattie Carthan “After Church” Farmers’ Market


The brand new Hattie Carthan “After Church” Farmers’ Market is now open every Sunday through November 20th, from 1:00PM-6:00PM. At the Sunday market, which had its grand opening July 31st, community residents are able to purchase locally grown food, learn about food justice, growing food and herbs, and how to prepare healthy food. But this market is bringing Bed-Stuy […]

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As Above So Below Cultural Store


“As above so below” is considered an extremely important ‘Hermetic maxim’ – one in a series of thought-provoking works in ancient history which formed the basis of astrology, alchemy, and metaphysics. A combination of Egyptian, Hellenistic, and Arabic teachings, the Hermetic texts attempt to explain the connection between the macrocosm and the microcosm, and the […]

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Home away from home: Diaby African Market


On the outside, Diaby African Market looks just like your average bodega corner store. But once inside, it is like stepping onto a trans-Atlantic flight from JFK to Conakry with a layover in Bamako. Diaby has literally dozens upon dozens of foods I have never even heard of, let alone know how to cook with, […]

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Bed-Stuy’s Summer “Playstreets” Series


For those into urban gardening and general community events in Bed-Stuy, it may be of no surprise that the Hattie Carthan Community Garden is one of the best educational and cultural community centers in Brooklyn. Since 1991, Hattie Carthan has provided 45 plots to local residents and acted as a gathering space to share skills, […]

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The Good Food Revolution: Will Allen to Speak with Bed-Stuy


Bed-Stuy is undergoing a Food Revolution – and you can be a part of it! Next weekend, Brooklyn Rescue Mission is throwing a food, equity, and agriculture event on July 21, 22, and 23. Good Food Revolution leader Will Allen of Milwaukee’s Growing Power will be speaking and educating Bed-Stuy urban farmers, foodies, and everyone in between about how to set […]

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Green Cart Cookoff! Free Stuff and guest Chef 6/23 & 6/30


Hey Bed-Stuy, just got this news in from the peeps over at City Harvest: on June 23 (TODAY!!!) and June 30 (Thursday), they will be doing a really neat event on Fulton Street and New York Avenue. They have hired some awesome City Harvest chefs to do a number of cooking demos … at the […]

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Make half your plate fruits and vegetables!


“Make half your plate fruits and vegetables!” So says the US Department of Health and the US Department of Agriculture. And what could be easier than stopping by your local Green Cart vendor and picking up a snack on your way to and from work? These places are convenient, fast, and inexpensive ways to add super-fresh […]

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Our city runs on coffee.


hot water  +  beans  =  successful day But you already knew that. That’s why you get your coffee every day before you hop on the train, bike, or bus to go to work. Hot or iced, it gets your fuzzy brain pumped up and your eyes open and alert. So I know how excited you […]

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