Speak the words Bedford-Stuyvesant and you're bound to inspire more than a few visions of drug dealers and danger. Others, less aware of the area's darker past, hear Mos Def and Biggie Smalls, both of whom once called the area home. Lately, however, a growing number of real estate brokers and home hunters are giving "Bed-Stuy" a new fame: that of a final frontier—the last clutch of affordable brownstones in Brooklyn. In reality, though, the neighborhood still scores a good bit lower than post-Clinton Harlem, with its Starbucks and H&M. Take a walk into the heart of Bed-Stuy, away from the congestion of Fulton Street and the picturesque Heights town houses, and you’ll find the neglected isolation that once defined the... More >>>