Take a stroll through Weeksville (the neighborhood)
Eye on Real Estate: Weeksville Heritage Center is the heart and soul of the area.
Weeksville Heritage Center is a cultural jewel, a living reminder that an independent free black community thrived in pre-Civil War Brooklyn.
Its landmarked houses, powerful witnesses to history, have been on my mind in recent weeks as the center’s executives carried out an emergency CrowdRise funding campaign to keep the Crown Heights museum open.
The oldest of these houses on Hunterfly Road dates back to the 1840s.
On June 14, there was dramatic news: The city designated Weeksville Heritage Center as a member of the Cultural Institutions Group.