There is something in the air in Bedford-Stuyvesant that makes it a special place to visit and live. Is it the beautiful brownstone and limestone rowhouses and town houses? Is it the sitting parks like Fulton Park where people play chess? Is it the fine artists and entertainers that have lived here? Maybe, it’s just the great food cooked up at Peaches Hothouse, Do or Dine, or A & A Bake and Doubles. A walk around Bedford-Stuyvesant will be a moving experience (oh yes, a pun).
Part 1: Fulton Street between Claver Place to Nostrand Avenue. Tour highlights include Morning Star Baptist Church, For My Sweet (The East Organization’s past headquarters), Joloff Restaurant and St. Peter Claver R.C. Church.
The southwest corner of Fulton Street and Franklin Avenue, in front of the shuttle and subway station.
Akosua Albritton holds a Master’s in Urban Planning from Pratt Institute. The College of New Rochelle’s Brooklyn campus hired her to be an Adjunct Professor where she was selected later to teach two summer intensives during the four weekends of August, 2000 - 2011. The intensives, History of Blacks in Brooklyn & Festivals as Cultural Expressions, involved 3-hour lecturing Friday nights and visiting to museums, parks, festivals, concerts, & places of interest throughout Brooklyn & the other boroughs Saturdays & Sundays. This experiential learning is the foundation of seven neighborhood walks, talks, and tours.