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Apparently the BGLH Marketplace Storefront is Adding to the Community Vibe in Bed Stuy

Avatar • Jan 15, 2018

I love owning my own storefront; talking to customers, getting to know my ‘regulars’, figuring out New York’s complicated trash pickup system — all of it.

When I moved to New York from Chicago in 2016 I was actually in Fort Greene on the recommendation of a friend. But when I started looking for storefront space I heard repeatedly that Bed Stuy was where I needed to be. It is an incredibly historic neighborhood with an eclectic mix of black folks — working, middle and upper class, Caribbean, African and African-American, conservative and bohemian. I was lucky enough to find a space I could afford and even luckier to get a warm welcome.

So when I was notified that my storefront was featured in a Bed Stuy neighborhood guide, I felt honored. It was just one sentence on NakedApartments.com — a New York specific apartment hunting site — but it still meant a lot!

You can check out the article here; Living in Bed-Stuy: What It’s Really Like, According to a Local.

And if you live in central Brooklyn, definitely stop by! We’re at 358 Kosciuszko St, at the intersection of Marcus Garvey Blvd. (For hours and directions, check us out on Yelp and Google.)

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That’s amazing! Be excited for every achievement (big or small)!! Someone out here took notice to your greatness!!

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That is how it all starts! Well done on the shop and working super hard to promote it, I am dying that I cannot purchase something!

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