4. Bedford-Stuyvesant

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In Motherless Brooklyn, Fort Greene is the neighborhood in focus as an urban renewal project. Today, Fort Greene does not have quite the same look as it might have had in the 1950s. So, Bedford-Stuyvesant is used instead, with set design to make the street in question look even more abandoned than it is. The substitution works, as both neighborhoods are known for tall, stately brownstones. Townhouses in Fort Greene sell for upwards of $3 million these days, but Bedford-Stuyvesant is on the up too.