Life on Dean Street

From the tree-covered stoops of their brownstones, residents of Dean Street, between Nostrand and New York Avenues, have seen a number of changing faces over the past decade. Boasting some of the neighborhood’s most active and influential residents, this block is now more diverse than ever as new residents integrate themselves into the tight-knit community […]

Then & Now: Bedford Corners

The northeast corner of Bedford Avenue and Fulton Street is part of an intersection known historically as Bedford Corners. Although the life of Bedford Corners tells a vivid story about the commercial fortunes of Central Brooklyn’s Black community, it is a subtle gentrification narrative in reverse. On this one corner, over time, we witness residential […]

Third Rail Eps 13: Telling stories. Taking care of business.

In “Telling stories. Taking care of business.” we explore the intersection between citizen journalism and community entrepreneurship in Central Brooklyn. Guests Monique Greenwood, Owner & CEO, Akwaaba Bed & Breakfast Inns Kai Wright, Editor-at-Large, Colorlines Segments 1. Journalism that Builds Community: Although digital and social media have opened up new ways for people to share stories […]