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Citi Bike Member Profile: Sherman

Thursday, November 19, 2015
Sherman Jones, a long time Bed Stuy resident, discusses how Citi Bike works for him! Are you or someone you know a Bed Stuy-based Citi Bike member? We'd love to chat with you too! Contact us at for more information. 

Meet Our Runners: NYC Marathon

Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Take a look below to see the diverse and dynamic runners we here at Restoration have had the pleasure of working with during our annual 10K Run and Walk, who are now achieving even more health goals by participating in the NYC Marathon:

Restorations Annual Restore Brooklyn Benefit 2015 Featured in New York Times

Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Restoration's Annual Benefit celebration gained attention last week in the New York Times. Click here to read more!

Daily News Features Restoration's 2015 Benefit Celebration

Tuesday, October 27, 2015
The Daily News featured an article about Restoration's 2015 Annual Benefit on their website. 

Restoration's Annual Benefit Gains Attention in People Online

Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation is in the spotlight in this new article by People online."Entertainment legend and civil rights hero Harry Belafonte was due to be honored in person Thursday night at the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation's Restore Brooklyn Annual Benefit Gala in New York City, but sadly became ill shortly before attending the event."

Focus Group Volunteers Needed!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Focus Group Volunteers Needed! Do you live in Bed Stuy? What are your thoughts on Citi Bike's recent expansion in the community? Join Restoration and the Department of Health for a one-time only 60-90 minute group discussion about the Citi Bike program. Participants will receive a $25 gift card in appreciation for their time!Space is limited!When: November 2015Where: Bedford Stuyvesant RestorationHow: Contact Sharifah Suleiman to learn more and sign up! | (718...

The Brooklyn Eagle- Brooklynites run, walk and bike in Bed Stuy 10K

Thursday, October 15, 2015
Some 500 walkers, runners and cyclists attended Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation’s Annual 10K Run, Walk and Ride last Sunday. Councilmember Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., News 12 Anchor Crystal Walker, Restoration Executive Vice President Tracey Capers and Randall Atkinson, Branch Manager of the soon to be opened TD Bank on Marcy and Fulton Avenues all presided over the awards ceremony which recognized top male and female runners across 14 age categories.

Governor Cuomo Visits Restoration Plaza

Friday, October 2, 2015
Governor Andrew Cuomo paid a visit to Restoration Plaza on Thursday, October 1 at the invitation of City Council member Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. and State Assemblywoman Annette Robinson, who both maintain offices at the Plaza. Later Mr. Cuomo attended a ceremony for the official re-opening of the Super Foodtown supermarket following its recent renovation. Restoration president Colvin W.

New York Times puts Restoration's Center for Arts and Culture in the Spotlight

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Check out the New York Times feature on Restoration's Center for Arts & Culture's fall season, Project Protest. 

Youth Return to Restoration for Reunion Dinner

Thursday, September 10, 2015
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corp hosted a youth reunion dinner on Tuesday, July 28th at Emeline’s, a family owned restaurant whose roots date back as far as the Weeksville community in the 1800s.   Youth from present and past Restoration programs such as In School Youth, Boys and Girls High School CARE Center, SAT prep, and the CONNECT program all attended. With different ages represented and youth at various stages of their educational and professional journeys participating, the...

Metropolitan Museum Elects New Trustee Colvin W. Grannum

Thursday, September 10, 2015
(New York, September 8, 2015)—Colvin W. Grannum has been elected to the Board of Trustees of The Metropolitan Museum of Art representing the Borough of Brooklyn, it was announced today by Daniel Brodsky, the Museum’s Chairman. The election took place at the September 8 meeting of the Board. Since 2001, Mr. Grannum has served as President and CEO of the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, recognized as the first community development corporation, and one of the largest,...

Dnainfo- Marcy Plaza Farmers Market Returns to Bed-Stuy for the Summer

Friday, July 24, 2015
BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — The Marcy Plaza Farmers Market is making its return to Bed-Stuy on Wednesday, offering fresh produce and locally-sourced food to the neighborhood. Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation is partnering with EmblemHealth, the Brooklyn Rescue Mission and TD Bank to bring the market back for a third year on the corner of Fulton Street and Marcy Avenue.

The Brooklyn Reader- Marcy Plaza Farmers Market Opens New Season in Bed-Stuy

Friday, July 17, 2015
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation kicked off the new season of the Marcy Plaza Farmers Market on Wednesday, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and musical performance by the students of the Noel Pointer Foundation Summer Strings Program. The farmers market– a collaborative effort between Restoration, EmblemHealth, Brooklyn Rescue Mission and Bedford Stuyvesant Gateway Business Improvement District– will run weekly here to read more from The Brooklyn Reader!

NY Daily News: Searching for the next Misty Copeland: Why ballerinas of color are in such short supply

Friday, July 10, 2015
When Cuban-American ballerina Alina Abrantes hears the name Misty Copeland, one word enters her mind. “Hope,” she replied during a practice session at the Dance Theatre of Harlem where she’s studying this summer. “If [Misty] made it, I can make it. Now I’m so obsessed with her.” Copeland, 32, sent ballerinas of color into a joyous frenzy recently when the prestigious American Ballet Theatre made her the first African-American woman to serve as principal dancer of a major ballet company.

Brooklyn Daily Eagle- Marcy Plaza Farmers Market, EmblemHealth return to Bed-Stuy for 2015 season

Wednesday, July 8, 2015
The Marcy Plaza Farmers Market will make its official return to Bedford-Stuyvesant on Wednesday, July 15 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration, EmblemHealth and the Brooklyn Rescue Mission have collaborated on bringing the market back to the community for 2015. Its season will run weekly on Wednesdays through Oct. 28, with operating hours from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Click here to read more from Brooklyn Daily Eagle!

The Brooklyn Reader- Restoration to Hosts Major Employer Screening Event

Friday, June 5, 2015
On Wednesday, June 10, from 9:30am – 4:00pm, local job seekers will have a unique opportunity to meet with ten employees at a special employment screening event at Restoration Plaza. Hosted by Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, in partnership with Workforce 1, the event will provide targeted screening for numerous positions in retail, customer service, health, and security. Assisting at the event will be volunteers from Goldman Sachs’ Community TeamWorks program who will...

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle- Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation presents Otto Neals sculpture retrospective

Friday, June 5, 2015
The Center for Arts and Culture at Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation (BSRC) is presenting a retrospective from 1965-2015 of the sculptures of Otto Neals, a renowned 83-year-old African-American artist from Brooklyn. An opening reception will be held at the Skylight Gallery on June 20 at 7 p.m., and the exhibit will continue through Sept. 20. This is part of a citywide celebration curated by Dr. Myrah Brown Green at five other galleries in Brooklyn and Manhattan throughout the summer of...

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
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