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Black History Fact Of The Day

There is a section of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn called “Weeksville.” It derived its moniker from James Weeks. According to the Weeksville Society’s website, James Weeks was an African American who purchased the land- which now bears his name- in 1838. He brought the land from Henry Thompson, who was also a “free African American.” Weeksville was […]

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Gentrification In Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn

A short documentary on the gentrification of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. The filmmaker interviews various people about the issue of gentrification in general, and specifically how it affects Bed-Stuy. [SIDEBAR: $350 for rent?? There are people who have lived in Bed-Stuy for generations whose rent isn’t that cheap. Where did he gat that deal?! SMH!] Tweet

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