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Archive for 'History'

Dead Malls: New York Has Most in Nation

The Golden Age of the American shopping mall is over and the shopping landscape has changed. Or has it? By Melinda Carstensen  | Bed Stuy Patch They’re a blight on America’s suburban landscape: hulking dead shopping malls, many with boarded windows, sagging rooftops and parking lots full of weeds.The American shopping mall saw its Golden […]

Gil Noble Dead: Legendary Black Journalist Dies At 80

Gil Noble, a legendary black journalist, has died at 80. Noble hosted the New York public affairs show “Like It Is” for 33 years. WABC, the station he worked for, said that he created “the largest body of programs and documentaries on African Americans in the country.” “Like It Is” was born out of an […]

Fallen FDNY Honored at St. Patrick’s 9/11 Ceremony

Members of the New York’s Bravest carry flags for 343 firefighters and paramedics who died at Ground Zero. By Nathan Duke, Matthew Hampton, and Paul Leonard | Bed-Stuy Patch A tribute to the city’s bravest who died during the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center drew thousands from the five boroughs and […]

Appeals Court Upholds Building Ban on Architect

By JOHN ELIGON A Manhattan appeals court upheld a decision on Thursday that essentially prevents the famous — to some, infamous — local architect Robert M. Scarano Jr. from doing business in New York. An administrative judge ruled last year that Mr. Scarano had made numerous false statements to the city to avoid zoning laws […]

Jefferson Avenue to be Co-Named “Bertram L. Baker Way”

By C. Zawadi Morris | Bed-Stuy Patch Jefferson Avenue, between Tompkins and Throop will be getting a new name soon: “Bertram L. Baker Way,” in honor of the former Bed-Stuy assemblyman and Brooklyn’s first black politician, the late Bertram L. Baker. The proposal had been submitted to Community Board 3 in 2009 by the Jefferson […]

On the 90th Anniversary of the Tulsa Race Riots

Article from the The story of Black Wall Street has been all but erased—not only from U.S. history books—but also from much of America’s memory By C. Zawadi Morris | Email the author | May 30, 2011 Wall Street is synonymous worldwide with commerce, wealth and power. However, very few can say they’ve ever […]