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Bedford-Stuyvesant Historic District

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Address: Brooklyn, NY
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Considered Brooklyn's largest African-American community, this historic...
Considered Brooklyn's largest African-American community, this historic area features twelve blocks of bay-fronted townhouses that look the same as they did in the late 19th century.
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One of Brooklyn's most defining neighborhoods

I lived in Brooklyn, specifically Bay Ridge but was always curious about Bedford-Stuyvesant due to it's neighborhood history. The housing stock in Bedford-Stuyvesant is very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2014
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Augusta, Georgia
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New York City, New York
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692 reviews 692 reviews
300 attraction reviews
469 helpful votes 469 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

THIS IS ABOUT STUYVESANT HEIGHTS European visitors (one architect, one art student) begged me to take them to visit Stuyvesant Heights in Brooklyn. I put a great deal of energy into trying to dissuade them, all at no avail. So, up we went. And at the end, I won: my guests conceded that the trouble was not worth the few... More 

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Augusta, Georgia
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116 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I lived in Brooklyn, specifically Bay Ridge but was always curious about Bedford-Stuyvesant due to it's neighborhood history. The housing stock in Bedford-Stuyvesant is very impressive especially in the Western part of the neighborhood closer to Downtown Brooklyn and Clinton Hill. This is the section where one will find more Authentic Brownstone Homes most of which are typically four stories... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We stayed at 255 Tompkins, Brooklyn, in a "loft" which was part of a renovated home. Landlord, Luther, rocked and was, almost, overly protective to a point people just smiled and waved on our way to the subway 5 blocks away. Despite being a predominantly black neighborhood, we never felt threatened; in fact, just the opposite. The tenants in our... More 

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Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

My son, his wife and my two beautiful grandchildren live in this neighborhood. I visit at least twice a year, take the subway myself and go out after dark. I have never felt threatened! The people are so friendly :) I love the beautiful brown stone buildings and the diversity of the neighborhood. Anywhere you travel you don't want to... More 

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New York City, New York
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6 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Bed Stay as it is known, has long been a neighborhood that most wish to leave, not visit. Naming this as ''The largest/oldest African American neighborhood in Brooklyn'' is just a nice way of calling it a ghetto. The quaint brownstones have most doors and windows adorned with iron bars, not because they want tourists to stay out. Yuppie developers... More 

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Hebron, lsrael
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105 attraction reviews
198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

New Yorkers often don't want to venture into Bedford-Stuyvesant (Bed-Stuy), considered America's largest black neighborhood; & they'll warn others not to do it. This reviewer, an American Jew who grew up abroad, decided to try it, & never saw anything untoward; the warnings seem to derive from New Yorkers' latent racism. Bed-Stuy is, in fact, a beautiful neighborhood of historic... More 

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Codogne, Italy
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

For my wife and I this was our second visit to New York City, the first in 2011 where we stayed in the East Village area of Manhattan. Because our daughter moved to Brooklyn we stayed at a B@B on south 8th street just south of Broadway, east of Bedford Ave in a district called Williamsburg known for its artists.... More 

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Los Angeles
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

This area is under going a metamorphsis. It's historical content is not that easily recognized or obtained. Strong Muslim community.

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Atlanta
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

I guess if you're into high crime and slums it's "historic".

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New York
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2009

What an absolutely gorgeous neighborhood - such beautiful brownstones everywhere you turn!! The people were so friendly, I felt like I was in a small town!!! Great coffee on Lewis Ave. and food at Peaches - so happy to have explored this part of Brooklyn!!

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