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Real Estate Rhetoric: A User’s Guide

by 03/02/2014
Neighborhood: All Over, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Bushwick, Chinatown, Harlem, Hell's Kitchen, Williamsburg

Christie Grotheim's useful (if heartbreaking) guide for translating all those New York City real estate ads.

Revo, like Revolution.

by 01/30/2013
Neighborhood: Bedford-Stuyvesant

Ken Rosen makes a friend in his new neighborhood and shocked to learn how fast he has lost him.

The Bed Story (Or Why I Never Sell on Craig’s List Anymore)

by 08/22/2012
Neighborhood: Bedford-Stuyvesant, Crown Heights

Liz Farkas can't seem to get rid of a cursed bedframe - until she trades it... for a cursed shearling coat.

I Would Have Wasted Those Thirty Dollars

by 04/06/2012
Neighborhood: Bedford-Stuyvesant

Andrew Worthington really would have just wasted those thirty dollars.

Robbed in Bed-Stuy

by 01/08/2012
Neighborhood: Bedford-Stuyvesant

Hannah Sloane's friend is robbed while checking his mail.

Don’t Feed The Crackheads

by 03/06/2011
Neighborhood: Bedford-Stuyvesant

Melissa Febos always tried to be discrete about her drug use. Unfortunately, her new BFF Tay Tay did not.

Hood Books & High Culture

by 05/22/2006
Neighborhood: Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn

Are books the new crack? The author has nothing against it if they are

Letter From Bedford-Stuyvesant

by 04/29/2005
Neighborhood: Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn

A few people had gathered on their stoops. I searched their faces to determine the degree of gravity of what had taken place.

The Uprooting

by 02/10/2002
Neighborhood: Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn

It’s been one year since I moved to Bedford-Stuyvesant from Fort Greene, where I’d live for about fifteen years. Like most change, uprooting myself was uncomfortable, but not nearly as painful as I thought it would be. I remember telling people that if I ever moved from Fort Greene, I’d be moving out of New […]

Up Toward Nigger

by 11/15/2001
Neighborhood: Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn

You will be hard pressed to find any American flags flying from the homes in Bedford-Stuyvesant. They do not appear on the lapels of the residents, nor on their shirts, nor in the windows of their cars. It is a neighborhood so barren of red, white and blue that one can’t help but wonder why, […]