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Bedford-Stuyvesant, New York (Images of America Series)

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  • Posted April 13, 2012

    wow, what a gem...

    for anyone who has lived in the area, this book with its pictures and historical information is just a great read. For those unfamiliar with Bedford-Sty, it will be informative.

    I grew up just south of the cover photo, but remember the many walks in the cover area to get to the Brooklyn Ice Palace on Atlantic avenue just a few blocks north of the photo.

    The author's organization of the book allows an easy flow of info and pictorial nostalgia. I thank her for that.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2007

    A Childhood's Memoir of Bed-Stuy Visited

    This book is a must-have for those who remember Bedford-Stuyvesant with fondness and grace! I hope that all people in my age group (80) and their siblings will have an opportunity to purchase this book. Wilhelmena Kelly has captured the Bed-Stuy that I knew in my teen-age years. I had forgotten the names of some of the venues where Black entertainers were featured such as Arlington Inn, and Putnam Central. The Putnam Central was a hall where jazz musicians had gigs with the new sounds of Be-Bop, which was initiated by Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. A few of the local musicians were Max Roach, Tommy Potter, and Duke Jordan and others. I intend to send copies of this book to my friends, who have relocated to Florida. I know that they will enjoy reminiscing in this book with great delight! My thanks to Wilhelmena Kelly. Beatrice Miller

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