Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Bed-Stuy Through my Eye

For those of you that may not know, I now New York City, specifically Brooklyn. Up until a few months ago, I was living part time between New York and Indianapolis, staying in Manhattan until I finally made the move to a full time NYC resident. There are many reasons why I chose Brooklyn over the other boroughs in the city and decided on a place in the neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant (or as its called in the neighborhood, Bed-Stuy).

Bed-Stuy, like many neighborhoods in New York City is currently experiencing gentrification and is surrounded by other neighborhoods like Williamsburg, Bushwick, Fort Greene, and Prospect Heights. The neighborhood has changed quite a bit over the years and no longer lives up the the whole 'Bed Stuy, do or die' image it once held. These photos are a small tour of the neighborhood I call home.

New architecture being integrated with the elders...

The neighborhood is very bike friendly with plentiful bike lanes and nearby access to the Williamsburg bridge to take you into Manhattan via the Lower East Side...

The neighborhood is also home to some pretty cool graffiti and street art...

And some not so good ;)

I like to call this one 'Special Hair Grocery'...

More new with the old...

These were taken from the platform of the Flushing/Broadway Station along the old elevated BMT Nassau Line (JZM Trains)...



These images are best if viewed large, and as always, are geotagged in Flickr; you may view this by clicking on the images...

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