Profile for Bedford-Stuyvesant, New York, NY
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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:
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:
· 2005 move, "Dave Chapelle's Block Party"
· 1989 movie, "Do the Right Thing"
Well-known residents have included:
· Shirley Chishom, first black woman elected to Congress
· Randy Weston, jazz pianist
· Jackie Robinson, baseball great
· Norman Mailer, writer
Historic sites and museums: Brooklyn Children's Museum
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Neighborhood historic districts include Stuyvesant Heights Historic District.
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