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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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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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Time to meet your neighbors!


Bed-Stuy is famously massive: there are at least four sub-neighborhoods, and nearly every corner has a little shop, restaurant, or bodega. With around 400,000 people, it can be hard to meet your neighbors, both businesses and residents. Coupled with our busy schedules, it’s tough to check out that new cafe that just opened down the […]

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Bake & Doubles


This morning was the first time I have ever been to A&A Bake and Doubles Shop at 481 Nostrand Ave. in Brooklyn. I know, I know, I should have gone there AGES ago, but I am so happy I haven’t waited any longer. Always a long line and idling vehicles curbside waiting for A&A’s warm and spicy […]

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