Bed-StuyBedford-Stuyvesant (New York City neighborhood)
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The business is run by Father Jim O'Shea, a trained social worker and Catholic priest who came to Bed-Stuy in the late 1990s, and Efrain Hernandez, a former neighborhood drug dealer who went straight under O'Shea's guidance.
If I have some good ideas, I can make a difference while living up there now, just as well as when I was hanging out in SoHo in the '60s, or if I were in Bed-Stuy today, I suppose.
This is New York, we have the best and the biggest of everything," the New York Daily News quoted auto mechanic Terah Spring, 31, from Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, as saying.
Armstrong also admitted to paying Dunn $50,000 in exchange for being named the general contractor for the Hancock Street project in Bed-Stuy.
This includes sites in Borough Park and Sunset Park, and earlier this year in Greenpoint, Brooklyn Navy Yard, DUMBO, Brooklyn Heights, Red Hook, Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Crown Heights, Flatbush, Bushwick, Williamsburg, Bed-Stuy, Canarsie, Brownsville, Cypress Hills and East New York.
In movies such as "Do the Right Thing," Bed-Stuy native Spike Lee fondly recreates its street life, replete with old men lounging on curbsides, children playing in the streets, mothers watching from windows, and local characters exchanging gossip.
The Impact Schools theory was grounded in "broken-windows" policing, common in many of the city's poorest districts, like the South Bronx, Bed-Stuy, East New York and Brownsville.
I'm from Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, and when it came to working as a model agent of color, there was no one who had done what I did before me.
I was the only white guy, and Rodney took me into Brownsville, Soul in the Hole, Bed-Stuy, different places where I would play.
1983: Spike Lee, 26, receives the Bronze Leopard for his film school thesis featurette "Joe's Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads.
I know how to manage my time so I'm alive--not just present, but really alive," says Smallwood, aiming a Bed-Stuy glare with those enormous don't-mess-with-me eyes.