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About Bedford-Stuyvesant

The moniker "Do or Die Bed Stuy" was made famous in Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing, and although the neighborhood has changed in myriad ways as a diverse group of new and old residents has worked hard to make the neighborhood an amazing place to live, the spirit of the old neighborhood remains. Bedford-Stuyvesant, most usually referred to as Bed Stuy, is an exciting neighborhood filled with beautiful old brownstones, art galleries and cozy restaurants. Certain parts of the neighborhood like Stuyvesant Heights have been named landmark districts, and the prices in those areas reflect that designation. Families and singles are drawn to the area due to its brilliant mix of laid-back and activist vibes.

Getting around Bedford-Stuyvesant is pretty easy via the A, C, J and M trains along with the ever-elusive G train. The express A train can get you from major neighborhood stops like the Utica Avenue station to midtown Manhattan in as little as 20 minutes. Multiple bus lines spread widely throughout different areas of the neighborhood as well, and those stops link up to major subway stops. There's been rapid construction of mid-rise and high-rise buildings in the neighborhood, bringing in more renters and buyers who are eager to become part of the neighborhood's diverse fabric.

There are plenty of places to eat, things to do and places to visit in Bedford-Stuyvesant. Restoration Plaza has long represented the cultural center of the neighborhood, frequently functioning as ground zero for major community events. Fulton Street is a major thoroughfare in the neighborhood, with new yoga studios, smoothie shops and funky boutiques taking up residence alongside long-time bodegas, hair salons and fabric shops. Stuyvesant Heights has become a must-see destination for people seeking out an even more hip, cultural vibe, thanks to its hip restaurant and funky art galleries.