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 are now commanding record high prices.

Brooklyn Deep examines the juxtaposition between the historic character of this modest commercial corridor and the new wave of bars and restaurants that are helping to transform Bed-Stuy’s west end.

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