Stuyvesant Heights is a neighborhood in north-central Brooklyn (New York City) founded in the mid-1800s when the borough was incorporated as a city at that time. The borders of the neighborhood are from Throop/Kingston Avenues (bordering the neighborhood of Bedford), Eastern Parkway/Pitkin Avenue (Crown Heights), East New York Avenue (Brownsville), Van Sinderen Avenue (East New York), and Broadway (Bushwick). The main thoroughfare is Malcolm X Boulevard.
The neighborhood merged with Bedford in 1930 to become the hyphenated name Bedford-Stuyvesant. It has a historic district between Throop Avenue and Malcolm X Boulevard just north of Fulton Street with well-kept brownstones with middle-income African American families residing in them. Stuyvesant Heights also includes two subdivisions (Ocean Hill and Weeksville, another historic district).
Stuyvesant Heights was the original location of St. John's College (now St. John's University), founded in 1870. Its first building was completed in the same year and sited on the corner of Lewis Avenue and Willoughby Avenue. St. John's began construction of a new campus circa 1939 in Jamaica, Queens, where the university is located today.
The ZIP codes for the neighborhood are 11213, 11221 and 11233.
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