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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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Nothing but Networking at Bed-Stuy’s Fashion Rock


the networking event… The Bed-Stuy Gateway Business Improvement District invites you to share wine and hors d’oeuvres with local businesses, residents, and community leaders. You may know about Bed-Stuy’s rich history, but have you met the folks who are making it now? You may know a few folks on your block, but have you met […]

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Free Commercials for your Bed-Stuy Business


Social Video Series If you have a passion for sharing your business and want to tell the story about your unique product, then this is the medium for you: our new SOCIAL VIDEO SERIES. The Bedford-Stuyvesant Gateway Business Improvement District is going to tell your story to thousands of potential customers. With your help, we […]

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Bed-Stuy Backyard Garden Party! Tomorrow, August 25th


the networking… The Bed-Stuy Gateway Business Improvement District invites you to share wine and hors d’oeuvres with local businesses, residents, and community leaders. You may know about Bed-Stuy’s rich history, but have you met the folks who are making it now? You may know a few folks on your block, but have you met anyone […]

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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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A Glass Act: Bernie’s Glass & Mirror Shop


Craftsmanship is hardly a word that gets mentioned in today’s go, go, go kind of world. Instead, the words immediacy and disposable seem to be the trend all around us – from furniture, to architecture, to plain old stuff on the street. However, sometimes we are lucky enough to find people that hold on to […]

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Mohawks, Laces, & Perms: Cherry’s Unisex Salon


Keisha wasn’t always planning on owning her own salon, she actually was working to become a lawyer… 17 years ago, Keisha Doxy was studying at City University of New York’s John Jay College of Criminal Justice. To help pay her tuition and school fees, she started working as a stylist at Cherry’s Salon right here […]

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