Home Price Increases Head East to Ocean Hill-Brownsville

It’s no secret that Brooklyn real estate prices have been on the rise since the Great Recession, which lasted from late 2007 to mid-2009. Central Brooklyn has been especially active, with properties going for record prices in Bedford-Stuyvesant and Crown Heights in the last two years. Brooklyn Deep has undertaken a detailed analysis of residential property […]

TR Express: Impact of Orlando on Central Brooklyn

The LGBTQ community in Brooklyn woke up to a nightmare on Sunday. Reports of the deadly shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida filled Brooklyn and the rest of the world with horror. In this edition of Third Rail Express, local LGBTQ community members share their stories while attending healing events throughout the city. “My […]

Our Team

A third-generation resident of Crown Heights, Mark Winston Griffith is the Executive Director of the Brooklyn Movement Center, a community organizing group based in Central Brooklyn. Over the last two decades, Mark has been the co-founder of the Central Brooklyn Federal Credit Union, co-director of the Neighborhood Economic Development Project (now the New Economy Project), […]

The New Commercialization of Bedford Avenue

The shops and patrons of Bedford Avenue, one of Bedford-Stuyvesant’s most important North-South corridors, are reflecting rapid changes in racial makeup, average income and property values. The trendsetting stores and high-rise condominiums that now saturate the Williamsburg end of Bedford Avenue, are making their way south into Bedstuy, where a number of once abandoned storefronts […]