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 […]
The many vacant buildings in Bedford-Stuyvesant have become eyesores, negatively impacting the community.
The lasting effects of the recession and record numbers of homeless people in New York City have heightened tension between the city’s Department of Homeless Services and neighborhoods that feel overburdened by shelters.
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.
A major health provider in the Crown Heights and the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhoods is experiencing an increase in uninsured patients using the emergency room as their main source of healthcare, a trend stemming from the sluggish economy.
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.
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 […]
Police say they are looking for a man accused of attacking a 77-year-old woman in Bedford-Stuyvesant on Thursday night, the Daily News reports. The attack allegedly occurred around noon at the woman’s workplace, where she fought the perpetrator off and escaped without harm. Police have released camera footage of the incident.
Eric Bullen, store owner in the neighborhood since 1977, was honored as an “economic development trailblazer” during the seventh annual Bed-Stuy Alive.
The Bedford-Stuyvesant Family Health Center, on Fulton Street, offers family planning services.