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The New York Times- Brooklyn Philharmonic and Yasiin Bey in Bedford-Stuyvesant

Thursday, June 7, 2012
It’s been quite a year for the Brooklyn Philharmonic. More or less in the space of a single season, a troubled organization has made something of a turnaround, thanks largely to its energetic artistic director, Alan Pierson, who was hired in 2011 and has set about restoring the orchestra to a status worthy of its home borough’s cultural cachet. One feat was to turn the orchestra’s lack of an official physical home into an asset. By staging concerts in neighborhoods across...

Bed Stuy Patch- The Brooklyn Phil Presents: Yasiin Bey, Lena Horne and the Bed-Stuy Tradition

Wednesday, May 30, 2012
This entire year, the Brooklyn Philharmonic has been on a mission—a mission to reimagine the way we, as Brooklynites, view modern orchestra. And aren’t we so lucky? So far this season, under the artistic direction of Alan Pierson, we’ve gotten the opportunity to witness some of the most innovative programming culled from Brooklyn’s most salient cultural influences to bring us Beethoven’s Third Symphony, The Eroica, in the context of who we are as Brooklynites today.

Bed Stuy Gateway News- Native New Yorker Puts Down Bicycle Roots

Thursday, May 24, 2012
Getting her feet run over by agarbage truck while biking one night got Nechama Levy thinking about opening a bike shopof her own. That initial thought iscoming to fruition as Bicycle Roots,which will be New York City’s largestwoman-owned bicycle store when itopens at 1078 Fulton Street in May orearly June. “It’s not like it was a con-scious decision that it was sign,” said Levy of the accident.

Bed Stuy Gateway News- Local Cobbler is Good for the Sole

Thursday, May 24, 2012
Gavriel Leviev of Fulton Cobbler (1519 Fulton Street) has been on Fulton Street in Bed-Stuy for seventeen years. He has been in his current location near the Kingston-Throop C train stop for the last seven years; before that, he spent ten years across from Restoration Plaza. The shop offers a full line of... click here to read more from Bed-Stuy Gateway News!

Bed Stuy Patch - New Art Exhibit Examines Environmental Sustainability, Inspires Action

Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Life exhausts; it runs out and eventually expires. But as stewards of the earth, there are many ways that we as humans can go about trying to preserve and regenerate as much of life as possible, for as long as possible-- through recycling and conservation efforts, choosing clean fuel energy, reducing waste and protecting our ecosystems. As logical as it may all sound, however, these practices are not second nature for us: They require an extra dose of discipline, time, work and...

After School Environmental Literacy & the Arts

Friday, April 20, 2012
The Youth Arts Academy began a twelve week (March 8th- May 21st) multidisciplinary program for 2nd grade students from C.S. 21 & P.S. 93 twice a week. The program is designed as an introduction to environmental literacy with a focus on food. The arts will serve as a tool to encourage children to “go green” recognizing that at an early age they can impact the future. We will explore the environment and perspectives reflecting attitudes and awareness in their own backyard...

Brand New Mixed Income Buildings in Bedford Stuyvesant Neighborhood!

Friday, April 20, 2012
The Acacia Aprartments is a mixed income housing community located at 1560 Fulton Street. Acacia Aprtments anticpate the building will be ready for occupancy July 2012. The Acacia Apartments is being financed through the Mixed Income Rental Program of The City of New York's Department of Housing Preservation and Devleopment (HPD) and the New Housing Opportunity Program (NewHop) of the New York City Housing Development Corporation. Acacia Aprartments is currently marketing 104 rental aprtments (...

Bed Stuy Patch- Community Partners Share a Day of Sweat Equity and Expertise

Friday, April 20, 2012
A team of 15 volunteers from the New York office of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) paid a visit to The Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation today to take part in its annual company wide Day of Service. Founded in 1979, LISC is the largest community development support organization in the country, helping to connect organizations and community leaders with resources that revitalize neighborhoods and improve the quality of life for its residents.

Market Watch: New York Mortgage Coalition Awards Grant to Prevent Bedford-Stuyvesant Home Foreclosures, Bed-Stuy Community Group Helping Homeowners with Property Tax Liens

Monday, April 16, 2012
NEW YORK, Apr 16, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The New York Mortgage Coalition (NYMC), a non-profit that helps low-to moderate income New Yorkers become homeowners and prevent foreclosures, announced the award of the 2012 Power of Collaboration Grant to the Coalition for the Improvement of Bedford-Stuyvesant (CIBS), a Brooklyn-based network of nonprofits.

New Important information on financial aid for individuals without High School Diploma or GED!

Sunday, April 15, 2012
Restoration’s newest tenant, TCI asked us to bring to the community’s attention, Consolidated Appropriations Act, 212 (Public Law 112-74), a new law that significantly impacts financial aid program funding for those considering college.

The Grio- Bedford Stuyvesant Family Health Center opens its doors to bring enhanced health care to central Brooklyn

Friday, April 6, 2012
This week, the Bedford Stuyvesant Family Health Center (BSFHC) opened its new location in the heart of Brooklyn, located at 1456 Fulton Street in New York City. The sparkling new primary care facility was christened across the thoroughfare from its previous storefront office space, which had housed the community institution for 22 years. BSFHC's new home took six years to develop, but the wide building encompassing multiple floors is a testament to the virtue of patience.

Bed Stuy Patch- Local Nonprofits Bid $10M for Pfizer Property at Broadway Triangle

Thursday, April 5, 2012
Six local nonprofits are making a $10 million bid to buy up Pfizer’s vacant property at Broadway Triangle, on the border of Bed-Stuy and South Williamsburg, hoping to build 840 affordable housing units there, says the New York Daily News.

NY Daily News- Local groups bid $10 million to buy vacant Pfizer property in Williamsburg for affordable housing

Thursday, April 5, 2012
Community groups are making a $10 million bid to buy up drug giant Pfizer’s last property in Williamsburg - and build hundreds of affordable apartments on the vacant industrial land. The property at Williamsburg’s Broadway Triangle has been empty since Pfizer closed its plant in 2008 - laying off hundreds of workers and pulling out of Brooklyn after a 159-year history. The land languished for several years until Pfizer put it up for sale in December, and now six local...

Bed Stuy Patch- $10M in Funding Promised for The Bradford, Care of Carver Bank

Tuesday, March 27, 2012
The Carver Community Development Corporation, a subsidiary of Carver Bank, will pitch in $10.5 million in funding for The Bradford, a new 96-unit affordable housing building with retail space, says the Brooklyn Eagle. The Bradford is being constructed on formerly city-owned property, and the Eagle says it will be the first new affordable housing building that’s been constructed in the past 15 years. “These projects, on long underdeveloped and/or dilapidated sites, bring...

Bed Stuy Patch - Obituary: Elsie Richardson

Tuesday, March 27, 2012
As Bed-Stuy residents, we often hear about the storied creation of the nation’s first community development corporation, the Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, by Robert F. Kennedy, Jacob Javits and a community leader. Well, that unnamed “community leader,” was Elsie Richardson. Although she is not always mentioned outwardly in the telling of BSRC’s history, she was instrumental in its formation. Elsie Richardson passed away on March 15, 2012, at the age of...

Amplify Action: Sustainability through the Arts

Thursday, March 22, 2012
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation (BSRC), the Pratt Center for Community Development, and Pratt’s Initiative for Arts, Community, and Social Change (IACSC) are proud to announce the opening of “Amplify Action: Sustainability through the Arts”, an exhibition of work by artists both local and abroad that will demonstrate how arts, culture, and media can be powerful catalysts for social change. The exhibit will allow the Central Brooklyn community to engage with themes...

The Brooklyn Historical Society-In Memory of Elsie Richardson

Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Elsie Richardson (1922-2012) was a Brooklyn leader, community organizer, and activist who lived in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. She was co-founder of the Central Brooklyn Coordinating Council and was essential in the creation of the first nonprofit community development corporation in the country, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration, which became a national model. You can learn more about the history and present of Restoration from this video.

Examiner- Brooklyn's Wall of Fame Completed

Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Bedford Stuyvesant’s Historical Restoration Plaza invites residents and visitors to view the newly installed “Wall of Fame” made of a glass screen design. The over 8 foot structure features 9 images of America’s influential icons that have tremendously impacted the Bedford Stuyvesant community of Brooklyn.

National Book Awardee Nikky Finney Featured in Eleventh National Black Writers Conference Celebration of Women’s History Month Series

Tuesday, March 20, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Clarence V. Reynolds, 718-804-8883 Clarenciov@msn.com Maeshay k. Lewis, 718-804-8882 mlewis@mec.cuny.edu For media credentials and/or to schedule interview requests, contact Joy Doss at East West PR, 646-489-4432, joy@eastwestpr.net. The Eleventh National Black Writers Conference Celebrates Women’s History Month with Black Women Writers in Preconference Events Series

The Brooklyn Bureau- Let's Streamline the Weatherization Process

Thursday, March 15, 2012
The typical New York City home wastes 20 to 50 percent of the energy that it uses, but once retrofitted, it can save between $800 and $1,200 per year—a windfall for moderate income families. Money diverted from the utility bills immediately gets redeployed toward quality food and medication or keeping the dream of home ownership alive.

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