The Hattie Carthan Community Garden, named after a community activist and environmentalist, was started in 2009 after the once-vacant lot/dumping ground was turned into a park. Since then over 70,000 volunteer hours have been logged to transform it into a thriving garden and community market that serves the community directly. The POC-led agricultural revitalization project aims to cultivate a healthy, holistic, and self-sufficient community grounded in the systems and cycles of the earth.
You can live in New York for years and still not know everything about its vibrant neighborhoods. Sure, we know the best New York attractions, the best parks and our favorite restaurants, but the city is still full of surprises. That's why we love it.
Bed-Stuy is a beautiful and historic neighborhood full of brownstones and lofty trees. While many know it as where big hitters like Notorious B.I.G., Aaliyah and Tracy Morgan came from, it has is also the heart of Brooklyn's civil rights efforts. The neighborhood has been a major center for Brooklyn's Black population and is a hotspot for some of New York City's best small businesses that are certainly worth checking out.
Below, we're spilling six secrets about Bedford-Stuyvesant so you can examine some lesser-known aspects of this urban enclave.
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