Tag Archives: Crown Heights

Hunting for your perfect neighborhood? Let’s talk.

I’m always up for giving tours of random parts of Brooklyn. I often fill that role when I run with others, saving enough breath to point out items of interest (sometimes only of interest to me, surely, but whatever). I … Continue reading

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Running Brooklyn: the “Original Pizza Loop”

I was in no mood to tackle any of my usual running routes yesterday: loops of Prospect Park; over and back across the East River; along the Brooklyn waterfront and the┬áNavy Yard. My goal of 12 miles afforded me some … Continue reading

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Post-Sandy photos: Eastern Parkway, Broadway Junction, Stuyvesant Heights

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Here’s the last post of this set. There were a few memorable moments here, most of them revolving around marveling with others at the crushed cars. I also got some frozen yogurt at Brooklyn Swirl, which was very good. I … Continue reading

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Twilight in Crown Heights North

Catching a glimpse of Crown Heights North before the sun goes down. Continue reading

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Crown Heights and the 1991 riots

Crown Heights was subject to the same rapid racial turnover that affected Brownsville, East New York, Canarsie, and other neighborhoods in the decades following World War II. But there was one major difference: one white group in Crown Heights didn’t … Continue reading

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Week twenty-four: Crown Heights

How ironic for this to come out right after Carnival. Anita, owner of my go-to bagel spot, The Bagel Market, picked it from the hat. Crown Heights is west of Prospect Heights and east of Ocean Hill/Brownsville. Its northern few … 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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