A proud, dynamic neighborhood full of historic brownstones and tree-lined streets.

Bedford-Stuyvesant, popularly known as Bed-Stuy (sounds like: Bed-Sty), is located in central Brooklyn and nudges up against ultra-hip Williamsburg. A historic neighborhood that boasts both pristine brownstones and unkempt storefronts, generations-old Bed-Stuy residents share their streets with newcomers and hip kids. Although Bed-Stuy bears an unsavory reputation, its tight-knit community's dedication to their neighborhood continues to support improvements as renovating bars and cafes increasingly join its cadre of locally-owned businesses.

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Bedford-Stuyvesant is within Brooklyn and bordered by Clinton Hill, Crown Heights, Williamsburg, Brownsville, Bushwick, Brooklyn Navy Yard, and East New York

JFK Airport: 25 minutes by taxi
LaGuardia Airport: 25 minutes by taxi
Times Square: 45 minutes by subway
Wall Street / Financial District: 30 minutes by subway

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Bedford-Stuyvesant's Dynamic Community

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Bedford-Stuyvesant shuns simplistic classification.

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The neighborhood's energy ebbs and flows between its brownstones and its muraled facades.

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Corner stores and cafe windows dot Bed-Stuy's neighborhood blocks.

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Once considered notoriously rough, Bed-Stuy's popularity is steadily rising.

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Its homegrown residents aren't surprised.

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They knew all along that Bed-Stuy would grow.

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In true Brooklyn fashion, Bed-Stuy's bottom floors are home to neighborhood bakeries, restaurants, and convenience shops.

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Some of its defunct spaces are repurposing into craft-cocktail joints, home-made marketplaces, and destination hang-outs.

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Bed-Stuy's diverse character ensures the neighborhood never gets dull.

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Bed-Stuy's Historical Side

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Quintessential Brooklyn brownstones and late-1800s architecture evidence Bed-Stuy's residential roots.

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Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Cameron Blaylock

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Cameron Blaylock is a photographer and artist living in Brooklyn, NY. In 2010 Cameron received a European Diploma in Fine Arts from Bauhaus-University in Weimar, Germany. Having been a full-time Brooklyn resident for just over one year, the Airbnb Neighborhoods Project helped Cameron further understand and appreciate the massive, multi-layered, singular organism that is New York City.