Everybody that lives or works in Bedford Stuyvasant has their favorite haunts to hoist a drink, eateries to dine out in and picturesque blocks to stroll and enjoy immaculate brownstones complete with unique garden shrubbery and colorful flowerpots.

One recent story in the Brooklyn Eagle picked their top ten most intriguing places in Bed-Stuy, including the pricey condo building at 105 Lexington Avenue; the front door at 368 MacDonough Street and the big-bucks corner of Arlington Place at Halsey Street…

Brooklyn Kolache Co.
Brooklyn Kolache Co.

Missing from this list are such venerable local institutions as Vodou Lounge, a great after-work spot for cocktails; Brooklyn Kolache Co. , a quiet place to write and enjoy Tex-Czech pastries; or a number of barber shops and beauty parlors such as Cherry’s on Tompkins and Fulton, where you get the latest neighborhood talk, along with great hair styling.

What do you think? Are there other intriguing places in Bed-Stuy that make this neighborhood special?

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  1. The businesses in bed stuy are going to have to step out of the shadow of their greatness and make their businesses more appealing/approachable (ie: clean up the front of ‘yo place of business, clean yo’ windows, offer something different from the next person).

    I love Ali’s Bake Shop on Fulton near Arlington
    I love Royals Rib House on Halsey Street
    I love old beauty/detail of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church and St. George’s Episcopal Church.
    I like Tompkins Park it sure can use a face lift.
    Restoration Plaza (on the back side) can use a central waterfall -something to meditate to.
    I love Fulton Street shopping strip – everything is there, they need to plant some trees and clean it up. It is sooo dirty.
    I love the Farmer’s Market at Fort Green Park ( I go on Saturday mornings)

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