In the News

More New Yorkers Opting for Life in the Bike Lane

Tuesday, August 1, 2017
On one of Brooklyn’s busier commuter streets, bicycles now outnumber cars.

Webinar: Promoting Employee & Customer Wellness through Bike Share

Wednesday, July 5, 2017
If you missed our webinar, you can check out the powerpoint presentation file below. Promoting Employee & Customer Wellness Through Bike Share: A Pilot Study from Interfaith Medical Center Wednesday, June 28, 2017; 12 PM EDT

Engaging Communities in Bike Share Citi Bike RFP

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Engaging Communities in Bike Share as a Pathway to Better Health Request for Proposals 2017Summary

Citi Bike use in Brooklyn's Bed-Stuy more than doubles since 2015

Thursday, March 30, 2017
"A new report by the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation says that after a rocky roll-out in the neighborhood — which was the easternmost point in the bike share system when it launched in 2013 — many residents who were initially skeptical

Support the Elsie Richardson Scholarship Fund Today!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
The granddaughter & family of the late Elsie Richardson in conduit with Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corp (BSRC)-President Colvin W. Grannum, have established the Elsie Richardson 2nd Annual Scholarship Fund.

Restoration Staff Volunteer with Reading Partners

Friday, March 10, 2017
Restoration staff volunteered earlier this week with several young students to help improve their reading skills, through an organization called Reading Partners. Reading partners aims to serve over 900 students this year in New York alone. Check out the pictures below! Reading Partners Website:

Center for Arts and Cultures' new exhibition "Brooklyn is Africa", featured in Amsterdam News!

Monday, February 27, 2017
"Amid any resistance, culture tends to have its say, as is the case of the current exhibit “Brooklyn Is Africa: A Borough of Inclusion; A Continent of Invention,” now at the Center for Arts & Culture (at Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration celebrating its 50th anniversary).”

Restoration co-sponsoring town hall meeting with Mayor Mayor Bill de Blasio in Bed-Stuy!

Monday, January 30, 2017
Restoration is co-sponsoring Mayor Bill De Blasio's first town hall meeting in Bed-Stuy. He and several other elected officials will be in attendance to take audience questions and listen to community members concerns. Council member Robert Cornegy Jr. is set to moderate the event. 

Join Council Member Laurie Cumbo for Community Exchange!

Friday, January 6, 2017
Join Council Member Laurie Cumbo for her upcoming event series Community Exchange beginning on January 10th. This is a free, public forum focused on affordable housing, City Council funding, and proposed changes in the community. Check out the flyer for more information, or visit:

Restorations Farm to Early Care Featured in new Research by PFC Social Impact Advisors

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
BSRC has been working on improving community access to healthy and affordable food for many years, notably working to attract the first full-service supermarket and 6 first sit-down restaurant to the community and supporting the creation of the area’s first farmers market. BSRC began looking specifically at the food offered in early childcare settings in 2013.

Restoration RFPs Addressing Equity in Bike Share and Senior Center Healthy Food extended deadlines due December 15, 2016

Monday, December 12, 2016
  The Partnership for a Healthier Brooklyn (The Partnership) at Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation is funded through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Partnerships to Improve Community Health (PICH) grant. The Partnership coordinates a borough-wide community coalition and supports community-driven activities to improve health outcomes and reduce health inequities in Brooklyn.

Citi Bike allies advocate for public subsidy for bigger expansion

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Politico talks about the push to bring Citi Bike to more low-income neighborhoods.  "At a hearing scheduled for Monday, the Council's transportation chair will demand that Mayor Bill de Blasio commit public funds to a further expansion of Citi Bike into other areas of the city."

TD Bank Opens Online Financial Education

Friday, November 4, 2016
"Investing ten minutes can make a significant impact in building the financial skills adults need to build life-long success, according to TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, and leading technology education company Everfi, Inc.

Jobs Plus Financial Counselor John Dallas Writes Monthly Column for NYCHA Journal

Monday, October 31, 2016
Restoration's Jobs Plus award-winning Financial Counselor John Dallas writes a monthly column in the NYCHA Journal answering your questions about finances. Head over to page 11 of this months journal to read his financial advice. 

Jobs Plus Financial Counselor John Dallas Featured in NYCHA Journal Article

Sunday, October 30, 2016
Award-winning financial counselor John Dallas is making the news again, this time features in the NYCHA Journal. Read more about our financial counseling services, and the amazing work that is being done at Restoration's Jobs Plus. 

NYC DOT & Motivate Celebrate #womenwhobike & Inaugurate Protected Bike Lane on 6th Avenue

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Thanks to the work of several organizations like Restoration, as well as many community members, the Department of Transportation's Commissioner Polly Trottenberg joined Motivate, an organization created by the operators of the Citi Bike program, to encourage more women to bike, while officially opening a new protected bike lane on 6th Avenue.

Book Signing with NY Times Best-Selling Author Jacqueline Woodson at Restoration

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
"On Monday, October 3, at 6:00pm, New York Times bestselling author 

The Honorable Jonathan Lippman writes an op-ed, "Rethinking Rikers Island"

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Please take a moment to read this op-ed, "Rethinking Rikers Island", written by The Honorable Jonathan Lippman. Excerpt below:

Better Bike Share Blog Post about Bikesharing in Bed-Stuy

Friday, July 8, 2016
"Restoration Corporation has now launched a new effort to help Brooklyn employers sign up for Citi Bike’s corporate subsidy program. The Citi Bike program allows companies to either fully or partially subsidize an annual bike share membership for their employees. Restoration Corporation is augmenting that with community rides, bike safety classes and other outreach efforts aimed at getting employees comfortable and excited about riding."