Take a virtual tour of Bed-Stuy’s turn-of-the-century brownstones
Photo courtesy of The Brownstoners of Bedford-Stuyvesant
The Brownstoners of Bedford-Stuyvesant is once again inviting architecture lovers and design buffs on a virtual tour of the neighborhood’s most remarkable brownstones. Returning for its 44th year with the theme “Preserving Our Legacy, While Embracing Our Future,” the house tour will be available starting on October 15, with ticket holders able to view the video until November 27. While it once was an in-person experience, the event has been held virtually since 2020 because of the pandemic.
Founded in 1978, the Brownstoners of Bedford-Stuyvesant is a non-profit organization that advocates for the preservation of the historic neighborhood and focuses on core principles like homeownership, education, economic development, and community activism, with initiatives that promote Black homeownership and scholarship in Bed-Stuy.
Hosted by Brownstoner Monique Greenwood, the owner of Akwaaba Bed & Breakfast Inns, the tour will take viewers inside six Bed-Stuy homes with interiors that have been adapted for modern living but retain their “original and authentic charm.”
The annual tour aims to revitalize Bed-Stuy’s pride in homeownership and encourage those who have left the neighborhood to return to the “thriving and welcoming community.”
To give a sneak peek of what to expect in the virtual tour, the group released a video of last year’s event.
Tickets are $20 plus fees, with proceeds going towards the Bernard McDonald/George Glee Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund for college-bound students from the Boys & Girls High School and Brooklyn Academy High School.
Get more details here.