Hi-Fi, Lo-Fi, Bed-Stuy

Hear how the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant has changed over the years. From being a home to one of the largest and most diverse Black communities in the country to being the setting for Spike Lee’s 1994 film Crooklyn, Bed-Stuy has many important stories to tell.

A fully immersive audio tour in the palm of your hands. Explore the streets of Bedford-Stuyvesant or listen remotely and hear the neighborhood’s hidden history. Learn about the birthplace of the teddy bear, discover secret flower shops, and more. Ready?

Download the Gesso app for the best experience including an interactive map and autoplay feature for self-guided walks.

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