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Guide to the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation oral histories 2008.030

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Braithwaite, Edmon, 2008 April 21

Biographical / Historical

Edmon Braithwaite (born 1959) was a businessman in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn. At the time of the 2008 interview, Braithwaite was the owner of two businesses, co-chairman for the steering committee for the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood Business Improvement District, vice president of the Fulton-Nostrand United Merchants' Association of Bedford-Stuyvesant, and a chairman of 1 Caribbean Radio.

Scope and Contents

In this interview, Edmon Braithwaite details the responsibilities he's shouldered as a civic-minded businessman, his thoughts on community service, and describes his role in founding the Fulton-Nostrand United Merchants' Association of Bedford-Stuyvesant. Braithwaite explains the local Business Improvement District's goal of fostering an enticing shopping district to attract shoppers and support the neighborhood's economic revitalization. He discusses the benefits of prosperity and challenges charges of gentrification by citing a number of recent opportunities afforded local citizens by new small businesses. Interview conducted by Bahati Williams.

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Subject Names

  • Braithwaite, Edmon
  • Dabu, Joel
  • Katz, Noah
  • Mitchell, Bernadette
  • Robinson, Annette (Annette M.)
  • Vann, Albert

Subject Organizations

  • Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation
  • Fulton-Nostrand United Merchants Association

Subject Topics

  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) -- Economic conditions -y 21st century
  • Business enterprises -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Community centers -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Community development corporations -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Economic development -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Enterprise -ones -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Gentrification -- New York (State) -- Kings County

Subject Places

  • Bedford-Stuyvesant (New York, N.Y.)
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)