Bedford-Stuyvesant

Brooklyn , NY

The Bedford-Stuyvesant community in northwest Brooklyn is a residential area, home to ornate rows of brownstones, early middle-class apartment buildings and several institutional structures. Bedford-Stuyvesant is characterized by its wide, tree-covered avenues and low-scale residences; generally only church spires and school towers rise taller than four stories. The majority of the buildings were constructed on speculation to house New York’s growing middle class, generally between 1870 and 1920.

Stuyvesant Heights Historic District was designated in 1975

Bedford-Stuyvesant/ Expanded Stuyvesant Heights Historic District was designated  in 2013

Bedford Historic District was designated in 2015

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Jul 27, 2011

Bedford-Stuyvesant Aims for Landmark Status

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Jul 22, 2011

Bed Stuy takes the Lead in the Greenest Block in Brooklyn Competition

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Aug 10, 2011

Expanding the Stuyvesant Heights Historic District!

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Mar 3, 2014

Voices from the Neighborhood

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Bedford-Stuyvesant/Stuyvesant Heights Historic District and Extension
Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, NY, USA

STATUS: Designated Historic District

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Designated September 14, 1971 Extended April 16, 2013 The Bedford-Stuyvesant/Stuyvesant Heights Historic District and Extension, has approximately 825 buildings. The district is LEARN MORE
Designated September 14, 1971 Extended April 16, 2013 The Bedford-Stuyvesant/Stuyvesant Heights Historic District and Extension, has approximately 825 buildings. The district is LEARN MORE
Brooklyn Carnegie Library: Bedford Branch

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Block: 1997          Lot: 32 Lot Area: 14,888 sq ft (120’ x 125’) Number of floors: 2 Building Area: 9,000 sq LEARN MORE
Block: 1997          Lot: 32 Lot Area: 14,888 sq ft (120’ x 125’) Number of floors: 2 Building Area: 9,000 sq LEARN MORE
Alhambra Apartments
500-518 Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, USA

STATUS: Designated Individual Landmark

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The Alhambra Apartments in the heart of Bedford-Stuyvesant is one of Brooklyn's major apartment houses. Designed by Montrose W. Morris, LEARN MORE
The Alhambra Apartments in the heart of Bedford-Stuyvesant is one of Brooklyn's major apartment houses. Designed by Montrose W. Morris, LEARN MORE