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Fulton Street

11/16/04


Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn

A couple weeks ago I re-walked Brooklyn's most historic street, Fulton Street, between Flatbush and Broadway Junction with Kevin. His page about that section is here. He's also documented Fulton near the East River and in Downtown Brooklyn. What a street.

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whoa, this is so good it's almost surreal. that last picture is exactly what i think of when i think of bed-stuy. now, what's up with the BOTTLES??

Posted by: Jimmy Legs at November 16, 2004 10:28 AM

I'd guess they're allegedly pheromone-based scents.

Posted by: Annie at November 16, 2004 12:27 PM

ahh, home sweet home. Of course if you looked around the corner from most these places you'd see a hell of a lot of construction and renovated brownstones. But that wouldn't be as much fun now, would it? Great series

Posted by: Andy at November 16, 2004 06:43 PM

I really like the one with the sign about Martyrs for Jesus.

Posted by: Adolf at November 16, 2004 08:44 PM

My girlfriend and I thought of renting a place in Bed-Stuy. The street we were looking at was great--brownstones renovated and occupied by their owners, friendly neighbors. Unfortunately, there weren't many services (groceries, dining, etc.) nearby, and it would have added too much time to our commutes. Still Bed-Stuy has much to recommend it, and I think in a couple years, it'll have even more.

Posted by: Dietsch at November 17, 2004 08:45 AM

These images capture the feel of one area along Fulton street, however I have to say that I can't help but notice the lack of people in these photos. I suppose it is due to the concentration on the area of Fulton that sits on the cusp of Ft. Greene. The walking waste land as I like to call it, where few people hang out during the day.

Perhaps you should revisit the area and walk along Fulton street from Classon or just before Classon and head towards Franklin Ave and beyond to Nostrand.

I have also noticed that you photographed one of the most interesting corners (corner of Classon and Fulton), yet failed to capture the people. This is a constantly busy corner, which has recently come under an interesting verge of gentrification. I find it a bit surreal to have these images which seem to portray a decay and dissarray, yet ignore the very nature and source of decay. The people who live here.

The people in this area, my neighborhood speak even louder of the stammering regeneration amidst decay. Come back and photograph the people. Look not just at the buildings, look also at the street corners and stoops.

Posted by: wayne at November 17, 2004 11:49 AM

LIQ
LIQ
WRIG

Posted by: Eliot at November 18, 2004 12:53 AM

seriously tho, how did you get these photos

Posted by: h. rex at November 20, 2004 02:58 AM

I'm betting he used a camera.

Posted by: Steve at November 20, 2004 05:20 PM

I thought so too.

Posted by: Caren at December 3, 2004 12:27 PM

Do you have any photos of Fulton St. and Richmond St. where the old Embassy Theater used to be? Any pictures of the Waterworks on Dinsmore Place near Logan St.?

Posted by: rose at September 6, 2005 04:28 PM

Fulton is rising, so many grat places had open up in the past few years like bodega at fulton and clinton and olivino also there, we will see more of this great neighborhood places coming up in the next years as many buildings had sold and stores are getting rented, go FULTON!

Posted by: arturo at October 25, 2005 10:15 PM

I enjoyed seeing the photos of the Bklyn streets. I grew up in a brownstone in Bed-Stuy on Bainbridge between Lewis and Stuyvesant so I am familiar with the streets you showed. It would have really been a treat to see photos of the streets in what is now called Stuyvesant Heights.

Posted by: moni at April 5, 2006 05:14 PM

Hey..I live in this neighb...and, I agree..pics of the diversity of folks who reside in Ft.Greene/Clinton Hill/Bed-Stuy would really add true flavor to this pictoral..college students from all over the world, black/white/east and west asian..a muslim mosque next door to a hasidim-owned realty company on the same street as a senegalese restaurant next to a latino run grocery store and tex-mex chinese restaurant..Now THAT's Fulton St.

Posted by: Anna at May 19, 2006 10:39 PM