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10.25.13 Andy Cush

Every Wednesday night at an unassuming community center in Bed Stuy, people gather to see old friends, listen to the sounds of whatever DJ is behind the decks, and roller skate. This is the Crazy Legs Skate Club, founded in 2008 after the closure of venues like The Roxy and Empire Roller Skating Rink left […]

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10.17.13 Andy Cush

The latest of Banksy’s Better Out Than In NYC pieces is a simple one: two women, one holding a fan and the other a parasol, and a bonsai-looking tree, around a small arch in Bed Stuy Williamsburg. It looks a lot like the work of Kara Walker. No audio guide this time. Banksy also posted a picture […]

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08.30.13 Andy Cush

If you sign one thing today, make it this, a Change.org petition to rename the block of Brooklyn’s Fulton Street between St. James and Cambridge Places after one Mr. Christopher Wallace, aka the Notorious B.I.G. The Clinton Hill block is the one Biggie called home during his childhood, and LeRoy McCarthy hopes to immortalize the […]

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02.27.13 Andy Cush

Director Robert Kolodny created the short film Fly on Out, which uses a Phantom high speed camera to gorgeously syrupy slow-mo effect. The film tells a tale of what happens when one kid steals a bird, and shows an everyday slice of life for a whole cast of Bed-Stuy’s characters as well (most of the film’s players are […]

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01.31.13 Andy Cush

There’s a battle brewing in Bed-Stuy: on one side, a property management company attempting to raise tenants’ rent by as much as 56 percent; on the other, a folk hero, a leader of men hoping to rally his neighbors to take a stand against their landlord. His name is General Shithawk. He stands for truth […]

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07.28.12 Bucky Turco

I’ve seen lots of crazy shit while living on the tri-border of Bushwick, Williamsburg, and Bed Stuy, but tonight was especially nuts. A little before 8:45PM, I witnessed a neighborhood junkie couple beat and rob a degenerate drunk. And I got it all on video (above). It’s unclear what sparked the initial altercation, but watch […]

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10.10.11 ANIMAL

A police officer is thanking his lucky stars after a close encounter this weekend. Sergeant Michael Miller and his partner were frisking a driver they had pulled over in Bed Stuy when he felt a gun in the man’s pants – which is the universal sign for I am NOT happy to see you. When he […]

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03.26.10 Bucky Turco

For almost a decade, a city-funded playground with a play prison has enjoyed a relatively drama free existence, but after a photo of the mini-training camp made its way online, workers quickly painted over the word “JAIL.” However, some residents still aren’t happy and want it ripped out and replaced. Now, even City Councilman Al […]

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03.25.10 Bucky Turco

Look, jail is fun. That’s the message a playground at a Brooklyn housing project conveyed to kids says residents. One grandmother claims she complained the very day it was being installed, eight years ago, and even took matters into her own hands, painting over the word ‘JAIL’ with spray paint on at least two occasions. […]

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01.08.10 Will Sherman

Street artist M-City followed up his recent wall painting in Long Island City, putting up a legal mural with Gaia in Bed Stuy. The duo finished stenciling and pasting up their collaborative collage over the last couple days in spite of frigid temperatures. Organized by Brooklynite Gallery and situated down the street, the finished work […]

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