In the News

Congratulation Restoration! Winners of a City & State Institute Award

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
We are proud to announce that Restoration received an award from City & State Institute this past Monday, May 23rd, 2016. From the City and State Website:

Restoration to host Panel Discussion on 'The African-American Inheritance Crisis'

Friday, May 20, 2016
In early June, Restoration will be hosting a panel discussion on 'The African-American Inheritance Crisis'. An article from DNAinfo features more information on the upcoming event."Conversations about money, inheritance and assets are often uncomfortable, even among relatives, but it’s a necessary dialogue needed to ensure family legacy, she said."

Citi Foundation's Community Progress Makers Fund Awards $20 Million in Grants to Accelerate Economic Opportunity in Six U.S. Cities

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
The Citi Foundation has chosen Restoration, among others, to receive the Community Progress Makers Fund grant."The Community Progress Makers Fund supports community organizations that are leading urban transformation efforts that create economic opportunities for low-income households and communities."Read the press release here!

Join team #RestorationRuns in the 2016 TCS NYC Marathon!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
We are pleased to annouce that Restoration will be participating in the 2016 TCS NYC Marathon!

The Brooklyn Paper Covers the Senior Citizen Food Crisis

Thursday, March 3, 2016
Restorations panel discussion on the food crisis among senior citizens in New York City was featured in the Brooklyn Paper's coverage of the growing problem in Brooklyn.

Citi Bike Comes to Restoration with Job Opportunities

Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Check out DNAinfo's article on Restorations Partnership with Citi Bike, now coming to Restoration to screen applicants for potential job opportunities. 

Black History Month 2016 in Brooklyn!

Friday, January 29, 2016
Check out this exciting event in February to celebrate Black History Month in Brooklyn!

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. Check out the full interview here. 

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:

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.

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...