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DNAinfo- 26 New Citi Bike Stations Set to Roll Out in Bed-Stuy by End of 2015

Thursday, May 21, 2015
BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — Citi Bike is gearing up for its expansion into the rest of Bedford-Stuyvesant this year with planned community outreach and enrollment slated for this summer. The Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation is partnering with Citi Bike to bring safety trainings, helmet fittings, and enrollment events to central Brooklyn. The local organization received a $75,000 grant in April from the PeopleForBikes Foundation, a national cycling group that works to increase bike...

DNAinfo - Get Fit For Free at Bed-Stuy Nonprofit's Aerobics and Cooking Classes

Thursday, May 21, 2015
BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — Bed-Stuy’s Restoration Corporation is offering free fitness and cooking classes for a year to help residents improve their health. The community organization hosts weekly hour-long total body conditioning classes, including aerobics and weightlifting, that are open to individuals of all fitness levels at 1368 Fulton St. Click here to read more from DNAinfo!

Speaker Mark-Viverito, Council Members And Food Bank NYC Encourage New Yorkers to Utilize Earned Income Tax Credit

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE**                                                                                                             April 7, 2015 Contact: (212) 788-7116Release #:038-2015 With just one week...

NY Times- Review: In ‘Brothers From the Bottom,’ Jousting About Gentrification

Thursday, March 12, 2015
In a scene from Jackie Alexander’s timely and sympathetic “Brothers From the Bottom,” at the Billie Holiday Theater, two men stand on a shared front porch and argue about the fate of their neighborhood. Trey (Wendell Franklin) is involved in a plan to replace rundown houses with gleaming condos. His brother, Chris (Wendell Pierce of “The Wire” and “Treme”), is skeptical.

The Wall Street Journal- Choreographer Dances to a Brooklyn Tune

Sunday, February 22, 2015
When artists look for a dream workspace, Manhattan exerts a powerful pull. But for choreographer and cultural ambassador Ronald K. Brown, who celebrates the 30th anniversary of his troupe Evidence, A Dance Company with a run at the Joyce Theater this week, creative opportunities led him back to his Brooklyn roots. Mr.

DNAINFO- Billie Holiday Theatre Kicks Off Residency with 'Selma' Star Wendell Pierce

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — Some famous faces are helping Bed-Stuy’s Billie Holiday Theatre launch its two-year residency in Brooklyn’s downtown cultural district. Starting in March, Tony-Award winning actor Wendell Pierce will perform in “Brothers from the Bottom,” a play dealing with gentrification in New Orleans.

Brooklyn Daily Eagle- Billie Holiday Theatre begins 2-year residency at BAM Cultural District

Thursday, February 12, 2015
As its home in Bedford-Stuyvesant’s Restoration Plaza undergoes a multimillion-dollar renovation, The Billie Holiday Theatre, normally housed at Restoration Plaza, is preparing to kick off a two-year residency at the Brooklyn Music School Playhouse, 126 St. Felix St., within the BAM Cultural District. Click here to read more from Brooklyn Daily Eagle!

The Broadway World- BROTHERS FROM THE BOTTOM to Play Billie Holiday Theatre, 3/6-29

Monday, February 2, 2015
As their award-winning theatre home in Bed-Stuy's Restoration Plaza undergoes a multi-million dollar facelift, The Billie Holiday Theatre (BHT) has announced a move that will bring their acclaimed productions to Brooklyn's flourishing Downtown Cultural District. Thanks to a special partnership with the Brooklyn Music School Playhouse, BHT will kick off a two-year residency with a high profile run of the play Brothers from the Bottom, starring actor and TONY Award-winning producer...

FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT KICK OFF THE TAX SEASON AND ENCOURAGE ELIGIBLE NEW YORKERS TO FILE FOR FREE AND CLAIM IMPORTANT TAX CREDITS

Friday, January 30, 2015
On Monday, February 2, 2015, at 11:00 a.m., all three levels of government (federal, state and local), including Commissioner of NYC Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Julie Menin and representatives from the Office of U.S.

Tax Prep

Friday, January 30, 2015
Hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers are missing out on anywhere from $2,000 to $10,000 in tax credits, like the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Care Tax Credit, because many people don’t know about these programs. All New Yorkers need information on how to get these credits and how to get free tax preparation and financial counseling to make the most of their refund – and YOU can help make it happen. On Saturday, January 31 the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs is...

Restoration's Jobs Plus Receives 2014 CEO Data Driven Provider Award

Friday, January 30, 2015
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation is excited to announce our win of the 2014 CEO Data-Driven Provider Award to our Jobs Plus program for a rigorous data collection and high performance program that met and exceeded program targets during the period of July 1,2013- June 20, 2014.  Last year, our Financial Empowerment Center funded by NYC Department of Consumer Affairs' Office of Financial Empowerment received this award making us a two time recipient.

Restoration Jobs Plus Member Highlight at Mayor's Press Conference

Friday, January 30, 2015
While Mayor Bill de Blasio held his press conference today, January 30, 2015 on Jobs Plus and the Young Men's Initiative, to his right was standing Ahlaqanah Bell, a 21 year old resident of Lafayette Gardens and member of Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation’s (BSRC) Jobs Plus program. Mayor de Blasio highlighted Ahlaqanah as a successful member of Jobs Plus and discussed the mission behind Job Plus as it falls under the Young Men’s Initiative.

Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation Creates New Leadership Role and Appoints Dr. Indira Etwaroo Executive Director of Center for Arts and Culture

Monday, January 26, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 26, 2015 Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation Creates New Leadership Role and Appoints Dr. Indira Etwaroo Executive Director of Center for Arts and Culture Brooklyn NY - Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation (Restoration), the nation’s first community development corporation, elevates its commitment to arts and culture programming by appointing Dr.

Misty Copeland: Life in Motion Book Discussion Rescheduled

Monday, January 26, 2015
Book Discussion and Signing scheduled for Monday, January 26 will be rescheduled due to the blizzard alert.  An updated date will be posted and emailed to ticket holders once the date is finalized.  All tickets will be honored on the new date.  Additional information will be posted here and at greenlightbookstore.com/COPELAND. 

NY Daily News- Ballerina Misty Copeland hopes to inspire youngsters with a visit to the Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corp

Sunday, January 25, 2015
A groundbreaking ballerina is bringing her inspirational story to Brooklyn’s legendary Billie Holiday Theatre on Monday.The Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corp. and Greenlight Bookstore tapped Misty Copeland, renowned for being the only African-American soloist at the American Ballet Theatre, to speak about her remarkable career with members of the Restoration Youth Arts Academy in an event that’s open to public.

A Piece of Restoration in Selma

Thursday, January 8, 2015
The newly released film Selma is a must-see. Selma chronicles Dr. King’s historic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in order to secure voting rights for black Americans. One of Restoration’s founding fathers, the late John Doar is depicted in the film as a champion of the Voting Rights Act in his role as Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights under President Lyndon B. Johnson.  Not long after this time, Restoration was founded by the late Robert F.

‘THIRTY PLUS THIRTY EQUALS SIXTY’ art exhibition

Wednesday, December 24, 2014
(December 24, 2014) The Skylight Gallery at the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation* will host the “THIRTY PLUS THIRTY EQUALS SIXTY” art exhibition from January 17, 2015 to February 14.

Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation joins Mayor DeBlasio and Commissioner Bratton in mourning the deaths of officers, Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos

Monday, December 22, 2014
The Board of Directors, staff and residents of Bedford Stuyvesant hold deep respect for the rank and file officers of the NYPD.

Restoration’s RFK Holiday Party Welcomes Hundreds

Monday, December 22, 2014
Restoration Plaza was filled with holiday cheer as some 500 children and their families visited for the Annual RFK Memorial Holiday Party. Held on Saturday, December 13th, audiences enjoyed special performances by Restoration’s Youth Arts Academy and the Noel Pointer School of Music, storytelling, arts and crafts, and so much more. Every room was abuzz from Skylight Gallery’s I AM HERE: Girls Reclaiming Safe Spaces exhibit to a live animal interaction led by NAME in the Billie...

Restoration Congratulates Ethel Kennedy for Receiving the Medal of Freedom

Thursday, December 18, 2014
Restoration congratulates Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Restoration founder, the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy, for receiving the Medal of Freedom on November 24, 2014. President Obama recognized Ms. Kennedy with the nation’s highest civilian honor for her lifelong dedication to advancing the cause of social justice, human rights, environmental protection, and poverty reduction by, “creating countless ripples of hope to effect change around the world.” Past recipients of the...

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