Tag Archives: Bedford-Stuyvesant

Seasoned Cook Has Seen It All

Beatrice Mobley, believed to be one of the oldest surviving workers of the Brooklyn Navy Yard Hospital, sits at her dining room table in the Vinegar Hill area of Brooklyn, surrounded by mementos from various stages of her life. She picks up of her 66-year-old Brooklyn Navy Yard Hospital I.D. badge with its sepia-colored distressed […]

In Bed-Stuy, Loss Gives Life To Hope

22-year-old Kyle Decoteau was shot and killed in Bed-Stuy in July this year. His death and its aftermath, which saw a wave of anti-crime sentiment ripple through the neighborhood, shows that Bed-Stuy, though safer than in the past, is still plagued by crime; and its residents are fed up with the plague.

Occupy Brooklyn “Undefeated”

Patch.com reports that OWS marchers in Brooklyn “will not skip a beat” after the NYPD evicted Zuccotti Park early Tuesday morning. “This is just getting started,” Michael O’Neil, Occupy Brooklyn activist, told Patch, saying protesters were further motivated “every time the police overreach and criminalize the 99 percent.” Read more on the Bed Stuy-based site here.

Brooklyn Woman Builds Livable Tree House

Bedford-Stuyvesant resident Alexandra Meyn is living out everyone’s childhood dream of living in a tree house, The New York Times reports. Unable to find a job upon graduating from the Pratt Institute in May, the 33-year-old decided to work as her own interior designer. She thereby constructed a 17-foot-tall treehouse on a raised platform — she couldn’t suspend it from the […]