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Bed Stuy Patch-From Kolaches to Knishes to Escovitch, Savor Bed-Stuy

Monday, September 24, 2012
As a part of the 9th Annual Bed-Stuy Alive! week of events, the 2nd Annual Savor Bed-Stuy is a "taste of" the neighborhood's most popular, well-known restaurants along with some of its lesser known yet up-and-coming cafes, restaurants, bars and watering holes. Last year's Savor Bed-Stuy event showcased 25 restaurants.

NY Parenting- The Brooklyn Hall of Fame, on the stairs

Monday, September 24, 2012
Kids at a Bedford-Stuyvesant youth organization are realizing that taking the stairs instead of the elevator can be a whole lot more fun — thanks to the group’s initiative to encourage physical activity.The Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, a Brooklyn community development corporation funded through the city’s Department of Health, commissioned local artist True to turn the drab walls of the building’s stairwell into a here to read more from NY...

Bed Stuy Patch- A Strut in the Name of Art

Friday, September 21, 2012
As a part of the upcoming Bed-Stuy Alive!

Examiner- Bed Stuy comes alive this October

Thursday, September 20, 2012
Once again Bed Stuy comes alive with the annual Bed Stuy Alive! 2012 series of community events including the infamous Restoration Rocks! and the Annual Restoration 10K Run. From October 6 through October 20, the heartbeat of Brooklyn brings forth great performances, good food, historic awareness and the positive intentions of Brooklyn natives, residents and friends.Beginning with a Bed Stuy Alive!

The Bed Stuy Patch- Restoration to Host September Film Screenings

Thursday, September 13, 2012
Since its inception, Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation has forged a number of dynamic partnerships to bring the community a range of arts and culture offerings. Housing the Billie Holiday Theatre, Skylight Gallery and its multi-disciplinary youth arts academy, Restoration has long been a cultural hub. And, most recently, this past June, Restoration Plaza presented the dynamic and incomparable performance of Yasiin Bey and Leslie Uggams with the Brooklyn Philharmonic.

The Bed Stuy Patch- Coming Soon: Bed-Stuy Alive! 2012

Thursday, September 13, 2012
Bedford-Stuyvesant: It’s that time of year again—time to come alive and show neighborhood pride at Bed-Stuy Alive! Bed-Stuy Alive! is an annual celebration of all that is great about the neighborhood-- the food, the style, the music, the merchants, the energy, the people!

Restoration Runs, Walks and Bikes into Fitness with the 31ST Annual 10K

Tuesday, September 11, 2012
September 11, 2012 For Immediate Release For More Information Contact: Tracey Capers, 718-636-6906


Monday, September 10, 2012
September 10, 2012 For Immediate Release For More Information Contact: Tracey Capers, 718-636-6906 Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation’s Center for Arts & Culture is pleased to present the 6th Annual Restoration Rocks music festival on Saturday, October 6th, 2012. This free event will take place from 12 to 5pm at Restoration Plaza, 1368 Fulton Street between Brooklyn and New York Avenues.

Caribbean Life- Healthy families on the move

Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Central Brooklyn is facing a very real health crisis. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, roughly 13 people die every hour because of an obesity-related disease, including heart disease and diabetes. In Central Brooklyn, seven out of 10 adults are overweight or obese and more than 40 percent report getting no physical activity at all.

Our Time Press- Restoration Plaza’s Single Stop provides social services on-site

Thursday, August 16, 2012
Local residents struggling to get by are quietly learning that tucked away in Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Plaza is an organization authorized to sign you up for food stamps and Medicaid, as well as provide assistance on all kinds of housing issues. In many cases, a visit to Single Stop on the fourth floor at Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration, or a visit to their unmarked storefront office inside the plaza at 1368 Fulton Street could replace the time-consuming task of standing in line at...

Bed Stuy Patch- Healthy Families on the Move: Second Week of Installation

Tuesday, August 14, 2012
On August 8th, the Brooklyn Alliance for Safer Streets (BASS) hosted the second installment of the newly launched Healthy Families on the Move (HFM), a weekly schedule of planned walks, runs and bike rides throughout Central Brooklyn. Healthy Families on the Move provides Brooklynites with a safe, fun, and convenient outlet to get to know your neighbors while walking, running and bike riding your way to a healthier body- all at no cost.

Barclay Net Arena Job Screenings

Thursday, July 26, 2012
This month screening events for the Barclays Nets Arena job position took place all over Brooklyn. Last week, Restoration hosted three of these events, organized by Workforce1, and a total of 3,000 individuals lined up for an opportunity to work at the Barclays Nets Arena. The screenings were a prerequisite to a job interview. Applicants had to register online at to receive an invitation to a timeslot for one of the screening days.

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

Friday, July 20, 2012
To meet the growing demand for our patented music training program, we have launched the BYCA Music Annex in a satellite location at Restoration Plaza in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. This program gives Prep Division choristers the option of receiving all of the benefits of BYCA's training off site, allowing more families to benefit from our offerings.Now auditioning girls and boys ages 7 to 9 for fall classes. Annex facts:

NY Daily News- Made in old-school Brooklyn: Mom-and-pop eateries vie for slice of artisanal food craze

Thursday, July 19, 2012
Homegrown Brooklynites born into local family-run restaurants and grub shops are vying for their slice of the artisanal food craze - as newcomer epicures cash in on the borough’s name. Popular Brooklyn-themed snacks like Brooklyn Salsa Company’s chip dip are made by savvy well-connected outsiders who moved to Kings County. But two grocery stores - Super Foodtown on Fulton Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant and Foodtown on 3rd Avenue in Bay Ridge - are spreading locavore love...

Bed Stuy Patch - Get ready for Bed Stuy Alive! Live Healthy, Live Well, Live Green

Monday, July 16, 2012
Bed Stuy Alive 2012 is October 6th through October 20th. This year, you don’t have to wait till October – the celebration starts this summer, with weekly activities promoting community health.

Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation: The New Borough Lead Organization

Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation is proud to announce that after a competitive process, we have been selected as the Brooklyn Borough Lead Organization by the Partnership for a Healthier New York City (Partnership). The Partnership, funded through a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Community Transformation Grant (CTG) received by the New York City Health Department, aims to improve the health of all New Yorkers, specifically focusing on healthy eating, active...

Bed Stuy Neighborhood Rebuilding Day

Thursday, June 14, 2012
Over the last year, Restoration’s Environmental & Sustainability Initiatives has worked with Rebuilding Together NYC to launch Bedford Stuyvesant’s first Neighborhood Rebuilding Day, which was held on Saturday, June 9. Rebuilding Together is a non-profit organization that, in partnership with the community, rehabilitates the houses of low-income homeowners, particularly people who are physically challenged and elderly, and facilities of nonprofit organizations in need so that...

Bed Stuy Patch- Yasiin Bey, the Brooklyn Phil and Magic at Restoration Plaza

Monday, June 11, 2012
The Brooklyn Philharmonic on Saturday wrapped its season and also concluded its Bed-Stuy series, a year-long creative partnership with Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, with a dedication to the music of the legendary singer, actress and Bed-Stuy native Lena Horne. Thousands crowded into the plaza at Restoration Corporation to witness what was truly a unique collaboration between Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def), vocalist Leslie Uggams, the Brooklyn Phil and the young string...

Bed Stuy Patch- Smell Flowers, Not Smoke

Monday, June 11, 2012
The Brooklyn Smoke-Free Partnership and Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation come together to celebrate the first anniversary of NYC’s smoke-free parks and beaches — you can breathe deeply this summer Brooklyn! In all of our neighborhoods, whether you go for a jog in the park, or build a sandcastle with your child on the beach, you can breathe deeply, New York, and enjoy the smell of flowers, or fresh air — not cigarette smoke.

The New York Times- Bridging Past, Present and Future

Sunday, June 10, 2012
This season the Brooklyn Philharmonic, revived from the dead, traveled to three of the borough’s communities with tailor-made concert series.