Listen to the conversations between Rasu Jilani and the residents of Bedstuy talk about everything from the love of Brooklyn, local history, recent changes, and imagining the future of the neighborhood, for better or worse.
This page will be updated periodically with ongoing interviews, which are still in progress.
A Fashion Consultant, Queens native, and Bedstuy resident, find out what it means for her to raise her child in Bedstuy despite all of the changes. Seems she has high hopes for the community.
A Filmmaker, Editor, and official voice of ESPN's 30for30, Dahkil speaks about making films and raising his children in Bedstuy.
A Bedstuy Native and daughter of Herbert Von King, Andrea speaks about her fathers legacy in the community which inspired a neighborhood park to be named in his honor.
He goes by the moniker, IamPopula, a Brooklyn native and local musician. After moving to the south for college, Junade speaks about returning home only to not recognize the neighborhood(s) for which he grew up. Regardless, he is optimistic and continues to make art inspired by his community.
Annette Marie Robinson is a Bedstuy native, our local Assemblywoman and has lived in the neighborhood for over 70 years. She gives us a bit of a history lesson, while giving us a walk down memory-lane.
A British transplant and active community member, Jason speaks about what inspired his move to the neighborhood.
New to the community, Brian speaks about what brought him to the community and his experience so far.
A local artists and international Model, Ibrahim tells us a bit about what inspires his art making and the value he finds in the Bedstuy community.
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