Bedford-Stuyvesant

Although it's equal parts tried-and-true and up-and-coming, explore Bed-Stuy with caution as it continues to overcome its obstacles.

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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On the Map

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

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Easy

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

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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If you are looking for a melting pot NY City experience in a up and coming, bohemian style neighborhood, this is your place! A safe and racially diverse neighborhood- comprised mainly of families, younger professionals, and artists- this area offers many conveniences such as markets and local shopping, cafes and a bevy of dining/eating options…"

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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Pixel
People make eye contact and greet you when you walk the streets.The best Italian Restaurant, Saraghina, in Brooklyn is one block away. Bread Love, our local bakery and coffee shop, is about five blocks away and is a great place to sit in the garden and enjoy one of their delicious homemade pastries while getting your caffeine fix."

Photography

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 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.

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