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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: realtalknyc@gmail.com 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.

BED STUY AWAITS 7th ANNUAL BED STUY ALIVE!: October 8 – October 15

Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Now in its seventh year, Bed Stuy Alive! is a week of activities (October 8 - October 15) that celebrate the community’s many treasures, from its history, commerce and culture. This year’s theme will be Live Healthy, Live Well, Live Green. The Bed Stuy Alive Collective is pleased to announce this year’s schedule. Saturday, October 8th, Street Fair Kick-Off Fulton Street at Restoration (New York and Brooklyn Avenues)

The New York Times: City Room- 20 Years Later, Artists Apply Healing Touch to Crown Heights

Friday, August 26, 2011
On Aug. 18, 1991, Tim Okamura arrived at LaGuardia Airport from Edmonton, Canada, with a couple of suitcases, art school ambitions and a wide-eyed view of New York City that included little more than museums, graffiti and hip-hop. Though Mr. Okamura’s first day at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan was still a few weeks away, his education began the next day with events in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, where Lubavitchers, a Hasidic Jewish sect, had for years lived alongside...

Bed Stuy Patch- Dear Fulton Street, What Have You Done For Me Lately?

Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Bed-Stuy resident Doug Jones has a pet peeve: dirty sidewalks. He lives three blocks off Fulton Street and, he says, it erks him to walk down Fulton and be assaulted by the site of empty cups thrown curbside, chicken bones on the sidewalk, unwanted flyers canvassing the street and plastic bags floating at your feet. “I believe the trash on Fulton is driving away potential shoppers and causing retail leakage,” said Jones.

THIRTEEN: Metro Focus- For 20th Anniversary, Remembering Crown Heights Riots in Art and Music

Friday, August 19, 2011
Amid controversy surrounding Rev. Al Sharpton’s involvement, politicians and clergy members postponed an event at a posh Westhampton synagogue that would examine Black-Jewish relations in the 20 years since the Crown Heights riots.

Bed Stuy Patch-Transformational Leadership Summit Gets Underway

Thursday, August 18, 2011
The Transformational Leadership Summit kicked off yesterday at Restoration Plaza to a full house. Herma Schmitz led the workshop's premier day by introducing the topic of language and its power to either divide and destroy or unite and create. Rachel Joseph, operations manager at Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation said her biggest takeaway this first day was understanding fully how what you say and how you say can affect your life, your family and your community. "So...

Bed Stuy Patch-Colvin's Corner :Having a Party?

Sunday, August 14, 2011
People visit Restoration Plaza to shop, to bank, go to college and to gain access to a long list of essential services, cultural events and public programming. Restoration Plaza is Central Brooklyn's town hall and a public square; a commercial, cultural and educational center, and much more being home to Restoration’s many programs and over 40 nonprofit and business tenants ranging from Foodtown and Applebee’s, to Assemblywoman Robinson’s office, Community Board 3 and College...

Bed Stuy Patch- Brooklyn, a Model for Modern, Urban Environmental Sustainability

Thursday, August 11, 2011
It's been a tough and slow sell in the U.S. Congress, but in Brooklyn, implementing sustainable practices and fostering green jobs has remained a top priority. Yesterday, the Brooklyn Community Foundation continued its commitment toward broad environmental improvement when it launched Brooklyn Greens, a three-year, $750,000 project that will serve as a "green roadmap" and action plan for how a neighborhood or community can build sustainable green development into its overall strategy...

City Limits- Greening Brooklyn, With White Paint

Thursday, August 11, 2011
On August 10, The Brooklyn Community Foundation launched Brooklyn Greens, a three-year, $750,000 initiative which aims to bring together the communities of Williamsburg's Southside, Bedford Stuyvesant and Cypress Hills for collaborative environmental improvement projects. Click here to read from City Limits!

InHabitat-Brooklyn Community Foundation Launches New Green Initiative to Promote a Sustainable Brooklyn

Thursday, August 11, 2011
The Brooklyn Community Foundation officially launched a 3 year, $750,000 green initiative program called Green Spaces yesterday, an exciting new project that promotes and implements sustainability practices and environmental improvements in Bed-Stuy, Williamsburg, and Cypress Hills. Inhabitat was excited to be a part of the unveiling event, which brought together prominent green activists, organizations, and New York politicians in a “Cool Roofs” painting event on a South...

Brooklyn Daily Eagle- Green Initiative Launches in Williamsburg

Thursday, August 11, 2011
On Wednesday, Borough President Marty Markowitz joined the Brooklyn Community Foundation, elected officials and community groups to launch Brooklyn Greens, an initiative that uses customized approaches to help make three key Brooklyn communities — Southside Williamsburg, Bedford-Stuyvesant and Cypress Hills — greener by engaging young people, adults and community institutions. Click here to read more from Brooklyn Daily Eagle!

Our Time Press-Transformational Seminar Comes to Bedford-Stuyvesant

Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Expressions such as, “He’s his own worst enemy,” have their basis in the wonders of the human mind and its ability to hide reality and self-awareness. The Transformational Leadership Summit at Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration is an ambitious and creative plan to jump-start positive change in the community by first jump-starting positive change in individuals by making them aware of the subtleties of their lives, how they think about themselves and how the conversations they...

Bed Stuy Patch -Building Up Bedford-Stuyvesant, Pt. II

Wednesday, August 10, 2011
As Bedford-Stuyvesant gears up for a community building summit, one very successful local reflects on his experience with what he calls a “rare and unique” opportunity. “This kind of work has shaped my life,” says Colvin Grannum, president of the Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation. The work Mr.

Bed Stuy Patch-Building Up Bedford-Stuyvesant, Pt. I

Monday, August 8, 2011
A better Bedford-Stuyvesant is on the agenda for Restoration Corporation, as it prepares for the “Transformational Leadership Summit” taking place later this month. Organizers of the summit are calling on all community leaders, change makers, entrepreneurs and visionaries from every sector of Bed-Stuy to step-up and sign-up. It’s a three-day commitment beginning August 17, through August 19, from 9:00am to 6:00pm at Restoration Plaza.

Open auditions are now being held for Brooklyn Youth Chorus Academy’s New Music Annex at Restoration!

Friday, August 5, 2011
Auditioning girls and boys ages 7 – 9 Voice Training / Musicianship / Performances / Fun! Restoration welcomes its newest partner as part of the its Center for Arts and Culture residency program. Rehearsals at the Restoration will begin in October and will take place every Wednesday after school through June 2012. It all begins with a love of singing.

Crain's New York- Inside the mayor's new poverty plan

Thursday, August 4, 2011
In announcing a sweeping, $127.5 million initiative Thursday to improve the lives of young black and Hispanic men, Mayor Michael Bloomberg zeroed in on the imperative of bringing them into the mainstream of the city economy. The billionaire mayor's foundation will kick in $30 million and hedge fund manager George Soros will match that amount. The remaining $67.5 million will be paid by the city. The Young Men's Initiative will include efforts to improve education, job placement, health and...

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