Main Content

Home » Bedford Stuyvesant

Bedford Stuyvesant

Better known as Bed-Stuy among locals, this close-knit neighborhood is something of a cultural hub, having been home to influential figures like Mike Tyson, Jay-Z, Norah Jones, Jackie Robinson, Lena Horne and Jackie Gleason. It is sought after for its ornate 19th century row houses and brownstones as well as modern apartments and condos.

Victorian-style architecture can be seen throughout the neighborhood’s leafy streets, with more than 8,000 structures having been built in the 1870s and remaining largely intact to this day. Bed-Stuy holds the distinction of having the largest collection of intact and remarkably preserved Victorian architecture in the United States.

The dining scene is no less impressive, with a vast variety of eateries. Most can be found along Tomkins Ave, Malcolm X Blvd. or Fulton Street with quaint bars, cafes, and shops. Community highlights include Restoration Plaza with the Billy Holiday Theatre, Herbert Von King Park and the most architecturally outstanding churches in one neighborhood.

Located in northeast Brooklyn, Bed-Stuy is one of the largest neighborhoods in NYC. It is bordered by Flushing Avenue to the north, Broadway to the east, Bedford Avenue to the west, and Atlantic Avenue to the south. It encompasses the communities of Bedford, Ocean Hill and Stuyvesant Heights.

Bed-Stuy’s appeal comes from its small town feel despite being one of the largest neighborhoods in NYC. Many residents have lived here for generations.

Sorry we are experiencing system issues. Please try again.
Skip to content