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Bedford-Stuyvesant is a neighborhood of Brooklyn. Elevation is 49 feet.


Also known as "Bed-Stuy"
Former and merged names include:
· Weeksville
· Carrville
Formed by the merger of two communities: Bedford and Stuyvesant Heights

Freed slaves bought land here after slavery was abolished in New York in 1827

The nation's first community development corporation was started here in 1967, a result of community activism and backing from Senators Robert F. Kennedy and Jacob Javits

Filming location for:
· 1989 movie, "Do the Right Thing"
· 2005 move, "Dave Chapelle's Block Party"
Well-known residents have included:
· Shirley Chishom, first black woman elected to Congress
· Norman Mailer, writer
· Jackie Robinson, baseball great
· Randy Weston, jazz pianist
Historic sites and museums: Brooklyn Children's Museum

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Bedford-Stuyvesant
Kings County
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