Bed Stuy Wants Street Renamed After Jazz Great Max Roach

bed stuy wants street renamed after max roach

in Bed Stuy

What could be more fitting for Bed Stuy jazz great Max Roach than renaming the corner of Madison St and Lewis Ave in his honor?

The world renowned musician grew up in Bed Stuy and attended Boys High School on Marcy Ave.

Like most musicians from his era, he developed his chops playing the drums during services at Concord Baptist Church.

Max Roach would go on to play with Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker and Miles Davis, in addition to leading his own band.

And with Brownstone Jazz at Sankofa Bed and Breakfast hosting performances, Bed Stuy’s place in the genre’s history will be cemented when his name gets unveiled on a street sign.

Would you support renaming the corner of Madison St and Lewis Ave in honor of Bed Stuy jazz great Max Roach?


Living in Bed Stuy

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Lovely 1 bedroom apartment situated on the border of Bed Stuy and Clinton Hill.

If you’re looking for the perfect rental than this unit fits the bill. What makes it perfect?

For starters, it comes with all utilities included. It’s walking distance to so many attractions and the G train’s Classon Ave subway station is just around the corner.

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in Brooklyn Heights

Sundance Film features Plymouth Church in Brooklyn Heights

Plymouth Church was a station along the Underground Railroad. Its tunnel-like basement runs beneath the church sanctuary and became the hiding place for people fleeing slavery.

The short film Railroad Ties brings six people back to the famed Brooklyn Church for a remarkable revelation.

It reveals how all six people are descendants of people who escaped slavery to Canada after arriving at Plymouth Church.

It was the last stop in America for their ancestors before arriving in Canada.

Did you know Plymouth Church was led by the abolitionist minister, Henry Ward Beecher?


in Bushwick

Woman is denied rental assistance from agency she’s been employed at for 15 years.

The Human Resources Administration Emergency Rental Assistant program is designed to help struggling New Yorkers prevent eviction or avoid placement in Homeless Shelters.

Ms. Hernandez sought help from HRA after spending a year in housing court but was denied assistance.

After moving into the cramp apartment her brother shares with his family, she paid a visit to the Department of Homeless Services.

Do you think NYC is doing enough to help city workers with housing?


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