Bed-Stuy Historic District: Good for Gentrifiers or Natives?


The proposed Bedford Historic District—between Bedford and Tompkins avenues, Monroe and Fulton streets, roughly 16 blocks with about 800 buildings—fostered strong debate earlier this week at a meeting with the Landmarks Preservation Committee, the Times reported. Natives said it was an attempt for gentrifiers to push them out; supporters said it would help and honor natives. Here’s a breakdown of their arguments. [photo]