In the Neighborhood
Arts & Culture
Billie Holiday Theatre
A Bed-Stuy cultural cornerstone since 1972, the 200-seat Billie Holiday Theatre has served as one of the neighborhood's few venues for live theater, focusing on contemporary plays and musicals by Caribbean and African-American writers.
This eclectic bar has a little bit of something for everyone: an absinthe fountain for those who are out for an adventure; a miniature library of books and magazines for thinking types seeking a quieter evening; a dartboard for patrons with traditional pub-night interests; and a backyard patio for those hoping to simply enjoy the nice weather with one of the bar's classic (Sazeracs, old-fashioneds) or seasonally inspired specialty cocktails.
Le Paris Dakar
This French-Senegalese cafe and creperie brings together European and African cuisine, offering a selection of French pastries, like pain au raisin and chocolate croissants, alongside cold Senegalese drinks, coffee and an array of made-to-order sweet and savory crepes, stuffed with fillings like Nutella, strawberries, mushrooms or turkey.