BK teens shop locally, benefit neighborhood stores

BROOKLYN - More than a dozen stores in Bedford-Stuyvesant benefited Saturday from a local teen?s vision to keep money in Brooklyn by shopping locally.

Fifty teenage girls from Bedford-Stuyvesant shopped at local stores using their ?Bed-Stuy Bucks,? which are part of the Born to Shop Locally initiative. The project was developed by 16-year-old Glynn Pogue, who says she came up with the idea to raise awareness among girls her age about local businesses.

?In the long run, the girls would be exposed to stores in their neighborhoods they probably wouldn't have known about,? Pogue says. ?And instead of going to the city and shopping over there, they might take a second thought and come outside and shop in their neighborhoods.?

The girls received 10 percent back when they exchanged their ?Bed-Stuy Bucks? for cash.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Police say they're investigating after a body was 1 Police: Man found dead inside vehicle
2 Neighborhood Brief for April 23
Police are searching for the suspect who they 3 Police search for suspect in string of burglaries
Teens, parents and community organizations marched from the 4 Organizers march to bring awareness to teen dating violence
Hundreds of New Yorkers gathered Saturday for the 5 New Yorkers get spicy at 5th annual Hot Sauce Expo

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE