The Bedford-Stuyvesant Gateway is located in central Brooklyn. A growing “urban chic”, culturally diverse, eclectic mix of businesses, and home to residents enjoying a rich culture, housed in historic brownstones. Families, artists, entrepreneurs, community advocates, non-profits and arts organizations proudly call Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn their home.
A ten minute walk for over 80,000 residents and twenty minutes from Manhattan by subway, Bed-Stuy Gateway is one of Brooklyn’s most prominent commercial and cultural focal points. There is something for everyone in Bed-Stuy!
The Bed-Stuy Gateway Business Improvement District stretches West, along Fulton Street from Troy Avenue to Classon Avenue and South, across Nostrand Avenue from Halsey Street to Atlantic Avenue. Our business district is easily accessible to Manhattan via the “A and C Trains”, to Long Island via the Long Island Railroad (LIRR). and across Brooklyn by six (6) MTA bus routes (B-15, B-25, B-26, B-43, B-44 and B-65).
The BID covers 29 blocks and 1.5 miles – a great place for some exercise – a brisk walk or a “shopping stroll”!
The Bed-Stuy Gateway BID is home to 443 properties and 373 businesses – visit them in our Business Directory!
Partnering with our neighbors and fellow stakeholders, community enrichment efforts have been instrumental in bringing new development, services, restaurants, and retailers to the district. Our local streetscape is beautiful, and includes pavers, benches, bike racks, parks and plazas.
For nearly 30 years property owners, merchants and residents of the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, New York, sought to form an organization specifically dedicated to address threats to business vitality and to build on local assets throughout Central Brooklyn’s primary commercial corridor.
Shaped by the passion and strength of the Fulton/Nostrand United Merchants Association, the technical assistance of Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, and partnerships with the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce and the NYC Department of Small Business Services, “Fulton FIRST” was formed — a local economic development initiative focused on the retail revitalization of Fulton Street. The years that followed consisted of strategic planning and community organizing for the purpose of forming the Gateway.
On March 30, 2009 Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed legislation establishing the Bed-Stuy Gateway Business Improvement District as the City’s 64th BID (67 BIDs in NYC as June 2013).