Press and Publication

Brooklyn Loves MJ: Yeah Yeah

Thursday, August 28, 2014
On Sunday, August 24 (and days before Michael Jackson's birthday August 29), thousands come out to celebrate the late iconic King of Pop with an all day dance party courtesy of filmmaker Spike Lee and 40 Acres and a Mule. The energy was palpable as the crowd danced to and crooned MJ's songs waving posters and placards with lyrics. One of day's highlights was when audience members were invited to show off their Michael Jackson dance moves.

Bring National Democratic Convention to NYC

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
New York City is a safe, stimulating venue for the upcoming National Democratic Convention. The areas in the vicinity of the Barclay Center and NYC's major hotels and restaurants are secure. The same is true for the vast majority of NYC neighborhoods. Destinations for arts, entertainment and dining are diverse and increasing rapidly. Creativity is flourishing in neighborhoods across every borough, and tourists are safely venturing all over the City.

Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration’s Evening Jazz with Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium

Monday, August 11, 2014
Applebee's "Dining to Donate" program is in effect for the Tuesday Evening Jazz series> Contact: Bob Myers Communications Director 718.467.1527

Ready to Learn Training

Friday, June 27, 2014
On June 4, 2014, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation organized a training in partnership with Scholastic Books and several community organizations in Brooklyn to focus attention on the importance of early reading and nutrition on child development and school readiness. The Ready to Learn training offered a full-day workshop on early literacy and family engagement to staff from daycares, Head Starts, and elementary schools throughout Brooklyn.

We need your support in honoring our Veterans:

Friday, March 14, 2014
Ida and Peter came in for support from our Veteran's Initiative funded by Single Stop USA/Robin Hood Foundation, but didn't realize they would be treated to a makeover. Together, we can make possible other makeover moments if we reach 10,000+ views for Ida & Peter’s video. We know we can get there with our community’s endless support. So help us give back to more of our Veterans by sharing this video link, post this link on YouTube, or Tweet on Twitter.

Former New York City Mayor, David Dinkins Comes to Brooklyn for the Release of His Book, A Mayor’s Life: Governing New York’s Gorgeous Mosaic Public Affairs Books

Tuesday, January 21, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation Welcomes Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins to Brooklyn for the Release of His Book, A Mayor’s Life: Governing New York’s Gorgeous Mosaic Public Affairs Books

Restoration Welcomes Former New York City Mayor, David Dinkins to Brooklyn for the Release of His Book, A Mayor’s Life: Governing New York’s Gorgeous Mosaic

Thursday, January 16, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York Times Book Review November 15, 2013 “It succeeds in settling some scores, but it is also an inspiring account of New York’s first black mayor and the hopes he inherited, many of them dashed on the shoals of fiscal reality and a sometimes hapless search for consensus.” - Sam Roberts

Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation presents Undisputed Truth- A Book Signing with Mike Tyson

Tuesday, December 17, 2013
For more information contact: Tracey Capers (718) 636-6906 Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration was pleased to partner with Greenlight Bookstore to bring the community a special book signing with Mike Tyson on Friday, December 13th at Restoration Plaza. Hundreds came out to the event which started promptly at 6pm at Restoration Plaza.

Restoration Celebrates the Holiday Season with its Annual RFK Memorial Holiday Party

Tuesday, December 17, 2013
On Saturday, December 14, 2013 hundreds of kids and their families braved the snow and frigid temperatures to celebrate with Restoration at the Annual RFK Memorial Holiday Party. Commemorating Restoration founder, the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy, the RFK welcomes neighborhood children and their families each year for a day of learning and holiday fun.

JP Morgan Chase Volunteers Partner with Restoration to Paint the Brownsville Multi-Service Center

Friday, December 6, 2013
In the true spirit of the season, 40 volunteers from JPMorgan Chase joined Restoration staff for a two-day community service project to paint the Brownsville Multi-Service Center (BMC). A 20,000 square foot facility located at 444 Thomas Boyland Street, BMC is one of several centers owned by the NYC Human Resources Administration throughout the City. Restoration took over management of the Center in May and is currently responsible for maintaining the property.

Help stand in the gap with us!

Monday, November 25, 2013
Dear Restoration Family, Will you help us stand in the gap and reach our goal of 1,000 donors? We all know that life is tough, but it’s exponentially tougher for many living in Central Brooklyn-where the median household income is roughly $34,000, where 33% of residents live in poverty, and 20% of youth between the ages of 16 and 24 are neither in school nor working. Right now one of your neighbors is struggling to make ends meet, to access jobs that pay living wages, to secure quality...


Friday, October 25, 2013
WHAT: Danny Simmons Jr. painter, novelist, poet will debut Noisy in the Next Room, his latest collection of paintings and poems, at Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration’s Skylight Gallery. WHY:

Healthy Families on the Move

Thursday, October 24, 2013
Bed-Stuy residents have a fun, safe and effective way to get free exercise without having to step foot into a gym. Healthy Families on the Move is a weekly exercise meet-up that offers residents a chance to get together for walks and runs through Bed-stuy or bike rides through Brooklyn. The weekly series meets every Tuesday and Wednesday night and is regularly attended by up to 20-30 men and women. The program began its second year this July on Wednesday nights with a plan to run until early...

The Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Celebrates its 32nd Annual 10K

Monday, October 21, 2013
Over 500 people came out to participate in the run, walk, bike and kiddie run.


Friday, October 11, 2013
After a national, online search conducted through Restoration’s partnership with Blazetrak, two New York City based artists are preparing to take the stage with this year’s lineup of accomplished artists at the 7th Annual Restoration Rocks! Be sure to come out and congratulate Alex Kelly and The Stephen Beasley Project on Saturday, October 12! 

Hip Hop Icon BIG DADDY KANE to Headline Restoration Rocks!

Friday, September 27, 2013
MEDIA ALERT For Immediate Release Friday, September 20, 2013 Media Contact: AKILA WORKSONGS, Inc. April R. Silver: 718.756.8501 office | 646.522.4169 mobile/text | @akilaworksongs DJ QuestLove, Chrisette Michele, Maya Azucena to Perform & Leon to Host the Highly Anticipated Music Festival in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn: October 12, 2013


Thursday, September 26, 2013
For More Information Contact: Tracey Capers, 718-636-6906 For Immediate Release

GreenSource-Bed-Stuy Celebrates Fulton Street Renewal Project

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
On September 10, as many were rushing to cast votes in New York City’s mayoral primary, local officials gathered on Fulton Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant (Bed-Stuy) to celebrate the completion of a city-funded $20-million rejuvenation plan for the Brooklyn neighborhood. The project includes the renovation of a historic plaza, streetscape improvements, and the creation of new public spaces.Garrison Architects designed the facelift of Restoration Plaza, which was originally constructed in...

AN News-Brooklyn Neighborhood Group open new Plazas and Public art in Bed-Stuy

Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Fulton Street, the bustling commercial strip of the Brooklyn neighborhood, Bedford Stuyvesant, has just received a much-needed makeover. The Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corp., along with community stakeholders and city officials, gathered this morning at the new Marcy Plaza to celebrate the completion of a $20 million neighborhood revitalization project, funded by the city.

Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corp. Celebrates Completion of $20 Million Revitalization Project in Historic Neighborhood

Tuesday, September 10, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | September 10, 2013 Contact: Mandela Jones, 914.610.0942, PHOTO – Before & After of Fulton Street, Marcy Plaza and Restoration Plaza PHOTO – Key to Public Art in Marcy Plaza PHOTO – Before Marcy Plaza

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