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Team Restoration Crosses the Finish Line

Monday, November 7, 2011
Restoration applauds Team Restoration, the organization’s first ever ING New York City Marathon team which successfully made their debut at the 42nd Annual New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 6th. The nine-person team represents a diverse group of athletes and professionals who have generously committed their personal financial support and fundraising efforts, not to mention hours of physical training in order to represent Restoration at this iconic New York City tradition. Race...

Bed Stuy Patch: Colvin's Corner- If Not You, Then Who?

Sunday, November 6, 2011
One thing I’ve often wondered about is the state of volunteerism and philanthropy in our communities. Why don’t more of our residents volunteer and financially support local nonprofits and community-based organizations? Let’s be clear. I’m well aware that there are many examples of volunteerism and philanthropy taking place every day, including the work we do in our churches. Others of us participate in civic organizations, like the Brownstoners of Bedford Stuyvesant,...

Bed Stuy Patch-From Mean Street, to Clean Sweep

Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Douglas Jones, executive director of the Bed-Stuy Gateway B.I.D., has only been on the job four months, but already, he has one huge success to his credit: He is cleaning up Fulton Street. “When I came in, folks were really complaining about the lack of cleanliness on Fulton Street,” Jones said. “It was just dirty, everywhere.” Jones went to Atlantic Maintenance, the company that provides cleaning services along Fulton.

Bed Stuy Patch-Approaching the Finish Line: Bed-Stuy's NYC Marathon Runners

Wednesday, October 26, 2011
On Monday, November 6, 2011, at least 19 runners representing Bedford-Stuyvesant will take part in the 2011 ING New York City Marathon. Over the past five months, every week, Bed-Stuy Patch has profiled each and every one of these amazing runners, who have been training very hard to see this day.

Bed Stuy Patch- Colvin's Corner: The Billie Holiday Theatre Commences its 40th Anniversary Season

Sunday, October 23, 2011
This past Thursday, the Billie Holiday Theatre (BHT) commenced its 40th anniversary season. Located in the heart of Restoration Plaza, the Audelco and Obie award-winning Billie Holiday Theatre (BHT) is the only professional resident theatre company in Brooklyn, and sets the standard for performing arts and serious theatre in Central Brooklyn.

Bed-Stuy's NYC Marathon Runner: Alisha Cowan-Vieira

Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Name: Alisha Cowan-Vieira Age: Forever Young Hometown: Brooklyn, New York How long you've been running:

Bed Stuy Patch-VIDEO: Through Blood, Sweat and Cheers: The Bed-Stuy 10K Community Run

Monday, October 10, 2011
Trophies and cash were awarded to the top three male and female finishers in 12 age categories on Saturday for the Bedford-Stuyvesant Annual 10K Community Run/Walk.  More than 125 volunteers representing the Bed-Stuy Alive! community circuit, a motorcycle club, Foodtown Groceries, the YMCA Piranhas swim team and throngs of spectators came out in a show of support. Click here to watch the video on Bed Stuy Patch!

HYPETRAK-Yassin/Mos Def and Brooklyn Philharmonic perform for Restoration Rocks in Brooklyn

Monday, October 10, 2011
Past weekend, the annual Restoration Rocks Concert took place in Brooklyn. The event boasted live performances by the Brooklyn Philharmonic by the likes of Yassin, aka Mos Def, Idle Warship, Pharoahe Monch and more. Taking place in the middle of Fulton Street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, the concert is the kick-off celebration of Bed-Stuy Alive’s week-long festival which promotes the culture, commerce and community of Bed-Stuy.

Examiner- Mos Def brings classical hip hop to Brooklyn

Monday, October 10, 2011
Tight as a stage would be with musicians, instruments, music stands, speakers and a conductor, Mos Def stood in close quarters with his legendary red mic. The rumble of the A and C train, the honking of vehicles behind the stage set the scene of possibly the biggest block party in Brooklyn. The 5th Annual Restoration Rocks! was just that- a huge block party, opening with Brooklyn’s Prince- rapper and critically acclaimed actor, Mos Def. Unlike ever before, the Brooklyn Philharmonic...

The New York Times-Rap in and of Brooklyn, With the Rumble of the Subway Trains

Sunday, October 9, 2011
When an orchestra wants to play outside it usually ends up in a park, a pastoral setting for picnicking and music that is familiar and not too demanding: Bernstein’s “West Side Story” Suite, say, or Mozart’s “Jupiter” Symphony. The audience is generally as white as the wine. That was what made the first preview of the rejuvenated Brooklyn Philharmonic’s season — and its first performance under Alan Pierson, its new artistic director — so...

CBS New York- Bedford Stuyvesant Hosts 5th Annual Restoration Rocks Concert Saturday

Sunday, October 9, 2011
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Thousands are expected to attend this weekend’s Restoration Rocks Concert in Brooklyn, an event which will boast performances by the Brooklyn Philharmonic featuring Mos Def, Idle Warship, Pharoahe Monch and additional local talent. The annual event will take place on Fulton Street between Marcy and Brooklyn Avenues in Bedford Stuyvesant.

Bed Stuy Patch- Restoration Rocks: Mos Def

Thursday, October 6, 2011
Bed-Stuy native Mos Def has earned a place in entertainment as one of the most prolific actors and musicians of his time. He grew up in the Roosevelt Houses on Dekalb and Lewis Avenues and has been rapping and acting since he was nine years old. In 1998, Mos Def formed the group Black Star with Talib Kweli and signed with Rawkus Records. The title is a reference to the Black Star Line, a shipping line founded by Pan-Africanist Marcus Garvey. They released an album, Mos Def and Talib Kweli...

Alert to 10K Runners

Thursday, October 6, 2011
Dear 10K Runners/Walkers, We’re looking for forward to seeing you at the 10K Race on Sunday. Bring out the entire family for day of fun. For those who registered and paid online or by mail, you can come and pick up your number tomorrow Friday 6 pm – 8 pm or Saturday from 10am-5pm. You can pick up your numbers in the lobby of Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation at 1368 Fulton Street (at Marcy Avenue).

Bed Stuy Patch-Bed-Stuy's NYC Marathon Runner: Folake Oguntebi

Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Name: Folake Oguntebi Age: 32 Hometown: Tampa, Florida How long you've been running:

Bed Stuy Patch-Bed-Stuy's NYC Marathon Runner: Melissa Lee

Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Name: Melissa Lee Age: 38 Hometown: Pasadena, CA How long you've been running: Pretty much on and off for the last 12 years. I began by running 5k races for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure. After a bit of time I worked up to running the NYC Half Marathon in 2009 as a charity runner for the American Cancer Society two years ago. It was exhilarating! At that point I knew I would look for the right time to run my first full NYC Marathon.

The Brooklyn Paper-Go to Bed-Stuy? Mos Def!

Monday, October 3, 2011
Should you take a field trip to Bedford-Stuyvesant on Oct. 8 for this year’s Restoration Rocks bash at Restoration Plaza? Mos Def! The Bed-Stuy–bred superstar will join the Brooklyn Philharmonic for a musical mash-up at the annual celebration of all things Bed-Stuy, sponsored by the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation.

Brooklyn Daily Eagle- Fifth Annual “Restoration Rocks”

Monday, October 3, 2011
Bedford Stuyvesant — Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation’s Center for Arts & Culture will present the 5th Annual “Restoration Rocks” music festival on Oct. 8. The event will take place from 12 to 5 p.m. at Restoration Plaza, 1368 Fulton St. between Brooklyn and New York avenues. “Restoration Rocks” kicks off the week-long Bed Stuy Alive! festival, which celebrates the rich artistic legacy and cultural diversity of the Bedford Stuyvesant community.

From Curry to Cornbread, Savor Bed-Stuy!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Known worldwide for its delicious food and fine dining, Chicago, in 1980, began featuring its many great restaurants – big and small – all in one place, as a part of a summer street fair celebration called “Taste of Chicago.” After the success of Taste of Chicago, every major city, county, township, neighborhood began featuring its own “Taste of” this and “Taste of” that. Well, Bedford-Stuyvesant has finally jumped on the bandwagon.

NYC DOT Announces Selection of Alta to Launch Privately Funded Bike Share System, Giving New Yorkers a New Low-Cost Transportation Option

Wednesday, September 14, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Release # 11-75 Wednesday, September 14, 2011 Contact: Seth Solomonow (212) 839-485

Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation and Lyricist Lounge collaboration 5th annual Restoration Rocks Music festival

Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Date: August 29, 2011 For Immediate Release Contact: Amaris Mesa Email: Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation and Lyricist Lounge collaboration 5th annual Restoration Rocks Music festival Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation and Lyricist Lounge are pleased to announce their collaboration in co- hosting the 5th annual Restoration Rocks Music festival on Saturday, October 8th, 2011.

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