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Where’s Tompkins Park South?

“On account of the narrow, winding walks, and the obstruction of vision by bushes in the outer parts, it is difficult for the guardians of the ground to observe or control the conduct of visitors, or to protect the borders … Continue reading

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Week sixteen: Tompkins Park North

On Saturday, I helped organize the Take Your Base 5-Miler put on by NYCRUNS, the Brooklyn Cyclones, and the American Cancer Society. The finish line was behind home plate at the Cyclones’ MCU Park — an awesome spot to end … Continue reading

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Bed-Stuy in photos

This gallery contains 47 photos.

With my trip(s) to Bed-Stuy, I set a new record for photos: nearly 250! Here are more.

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Seeing the fruits of restoration in Bed-Stuy

Bed-Stuy was too big for one trip, so I made two – including one on a Sunday morning. Continue reading

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Bed-Stuy: a very brief history

“Senator, we have been studied, examined, sympathized with, and planned for. What we need now is action.” – community leader to Senator Robert F. Kennedy, 1966 Bedford-Stuyvesant has a rich past, but most notable is its present: it’s one of … Continue reading

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Week fourteen: Bedford-Stuyvesant

… more familiarly known as Bed-Stuy, home of that boy Biggie. My friend Ted, who accompanied me on my very first trip┬áback in March, made the selection.

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Weeksville: a rich history preserved

“Even colored people who had been free all their lives felt themselves very insecure in their freedom, for under this law the oaths of any two villains were sufficient to consign a free man to slavery for life.” – Frederick … Continue reading

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