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06.22.15 Prachi Gupta

Jarobi White, one quarter of hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest and now a master chef, is starting a taco night at Bed-Vyne Cocktail in Bed-Stuy, DNAinfo reports. It’s called “Tribe Taco Tuesdays” and will feature DJs who spin music while foodies try White’s tacos. “I call it the total hip-hop approach. I’ll cook at […]

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06.15.15 Prachi Gupta

Over the past 44 years, Eric Edwards has acquired over 2,500 pieces of art from every country in Africa, dating back 4,000 years. Now, he wants to give what he touts as “one of the largest African artifacts collections in the United States” a permanent home in the Cultural Museum of African Art. Edwards is […]

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05.20.15 Liam Mathews

DNAinfo on Wednesday reported on a photo project that documents bits of trash all over Bed-Stuy deemed odd by the photographer, an ethnographer and UX researcher named Alexandra Larger. Larger, who is white, told DNAinfo that she was mystified by the number of single rubber gloves and chicken bones she sees littered all over her […]

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12.21.14 Bucky Turco

On Saturday, two NYPD cops were killed in Bed Stuy by a man who then took his own life with the same gun. At 2:47PM, Ismaaiyl Brinsley, 28, walked up to the passenger side of a patrol car parked near near Myrtle and Tompkins Avenues, pulled out a silver Taurus handgun, and opened fire on […]

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11.05.14 Prachi Gupta & Amy K. Nelson

The two NYPD officers who pistol-whipped and punched a Brooklyn teenager in August have been charged as criminals in Brooklyn Supreme Court. Officer David Afanador (pictured above, on the right) has been charged with felony assault of the 2nd degree, criminal possession of a weapon of the 4th degree, and official misconduct, while Officer Tyrane […]

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11.04.14 Bucky Turco

Two Brooklyn cops who hit an unarmed teenager in August have been indicted and will be arranged on Wednesday, reports the New York Post. Surveillance camera footage captured the incident and shows Kareem Tribble surrendering to Officers David Afanador and Tyrane Isaac after initially running away from them. As he goes to raise his hands, […]

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10.10.14 Marina Galperina

“She used to be famous before she started doing the crizzle,” Bucket says about Bailey, a former actress, in a video by Jeff Seal. Sweeping through the dilapidated building on Lafayette in Bed-Stuy, the video shows hallways filled with trash, rooms that were once bathrooms, now covered in bits of fallen ceiling and caved in walls. They’ve adjusted. […]

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07.27.14 Bucky Turco

Days after damning videos emerged of the NYPD using chokeholds to try to subdue suspects during arrests, one of whom died shortly after, new footage has been posted to Facebook that shows an officer pointing a gun at a man’s head while he is being restrained. The officer then walks away to get his handcuffs […]

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05.12.14 Andy Cush

Scouting NY has another great tour through NYC filming locations, this time from 1971’s The French Connection. The movie spans the city — from Coney Island to East Harlem — beginning with a chase through Bushwick and Bed Stuy near current-day Woodhull Hospital. See highlights from that sequence and their contemporary counterparts above. (Photos: Scouting NY) […]

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11.06.13 Kyle Petreycik

As winter begins to draw nearer many New Yorkers have already begun pulling out their air conditioners and cranking up the heat as temperatures begin to drop. However, this isn’t the case for residents of 305 Decatur Street, an affordable housing building in the Stuyvesant Heights section of Bed Stuy. Residents they’ve lived without functioning heat and hot water […]

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