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Tag: Bedford Stuyvesant

The gutsy "Woman of the Year" made Wall Street respect Bed-Stuy

Feb 12: Black History Maker, Ernesta G. Procope

More than fifty-five years ago, Ernesta G. Procope formed E.G. Bowman Company, Inc., in Bedford Stuyvesant to provide auto and homeowners insurance services to her underserved community. Thanks to her energetic entrepreneurship, the agency grew and prospered. But by the ...

New Co-Living Space is Coming to Bed-Stuy

New Co-Living Space is Coming to Bed-Stuy

German co-living company Medici Living is set to open its first Brooklyn location in Bedford Stuyvesant this year as part of a nationwide expansion, Crain’s New York reports. Its U.S. offspring, Quarters, will take over 84 units in an upcoming ...

Shirley Chisholm

Feb 4: Black History Maker, Shirley Chisholm

As the first African-American woman elected to Congress, and the first woman and African American to seek the Democratic presidential nomination, Shirley Chisholm was a true trailblazer who remained Unbought and Unbossed --  her motto and the title of her first ...

Cumbe Dance to Present 2018 Student Showcase

Cumbe Dance to Present 2018 Student Showcase

It’s been 13 months since Cumbe, the Center for African and Diaspora Dance, opened its doors at RestorationArt in Bedford Stuyvesant, and on Sunday, December 16, Cumbe teachers and students will be celebrating with the 2018 Student Showcase.  Beginning at 1:00pm, ...

L’Shanah Tovah (Happy New Year)!

The Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah will begin at sundown on Sunday, September 9. At its core is the teaching that G-d gives second chances and invites everyone to do the same. In Hebrew, “rosh” means “head.” The prefix “ha” ...

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