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Weekly Bike Rides - Press Release!

Friday, April 29, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 26, 2016Contact: Tracey Capers, 718-636-6906tcapers@restorationplaza.orgDani Simons, 347-916-0215danisimons@motivateco.comBedford Stuyvesant Restoration Encourages Brooklyn Residents to Take a Spin  Twice weekly rides from May through October help introduce new audiences to the benefits of biking

Restoration Featured on Citi Bike Blog

Friday, April 29, 2016
As you may already know, Restoration is offering free twice weekly bike rides starting next Wednesday in Bed-Stuy! Follow the link below to read more on the Citi Bike blog about the Restoration and Citi Bike initiative. a schedule of our upcoming bike rides, click here. 

Restoration Brings Employment Opportunities to Bed-Stuy and Brownsville

Friday, March 11, 2016
Restoration has long been a source of vocational opportunities in the Brooklyn community. In keeping with that position, we have recently teamed up with other community organizations and resources to present several Job Fairs this March across Bed-Stuy and Brownsville. DNAinfo recently covered these series of events in an article.

Panel Discussion Huge Success: EmblemHealth Coverage of the Event

Friday, February 26, 2016
Raising Food Insecurity Awareness for NYC Seniors, a panel discussion held at Restoration Plaza, was met with huge success. If you were unable to attend, or if you would like to learn more about this issue, check out the EmblemHealth blog entry about this event (linked below).“'Despite popular belief, we’ve found elder people to be really open to discussing healthy food options and trying new things,' mentioned Maggie Meehan, Associate Director, City Harvest."

The Brooklyn Reader features Restoration's Food Insecurity Panel

Tuesday, February 23, 2016
The Brooklyn Reader featured Restoration's panel discussion on food security among NYC Seniors. 

Brooklyn Panel To Discuss Food Insecurity Among City's Seniors

Monday, February 22, 2016
Check out Restoration's feature in DNAinfo on our upcoming panel discussion on food security among NYC Seniors. 

Restoration Featured in Brooklyn Paper Story on Elderly Poverty

Wednesday, February 17, 2016
In line with Restoration's strong committment to calling attention to crisis of elderly poverty, the Brooklyn Paper highlights our upcoming panel discussion, "New York City Seniors and the Rising Food Insecurity Crisis", a collaboration with The Aging in New York Fund (ANYF). 

Restoration releases RFP to Address Equity in New York City Bike Share

Tuesday, December 1, 2015
  The Partnership for a Healthier Brooklyn (The Partnership) at Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation is funded through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Partnerships to Improve Community Health (PICH) grant. The Partnership coordinates a borough-wide community coalition and supports community-driven activities to improve health outcomes and reduce health inequities in Brooklyn.

Restorations Annual Restore Brooklyn Benefit 2015 Featured in New York Times

Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Restoration's Annual Benefit celebration gained attention last week in the New York Times. Click here to read more!

Daily News Features Restoration's 2015 Benefit Celebration

Tuesday, October 27, 2015
The Daily News featured an article about Restoration's 2015 Annual Benefit on their website. 

Restoration's Annual Benefit Gains Attention in People Online

Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation is in the spotlight in this new article by People online."Entertainment legend and civil rights hero Harry Belafonte was due to be honored in person Thursday night at the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation's Restore Brooklyn Annual Benefit Gala in New York City, but sadly became ill shortly before attending the event."

New York Times puts Restoration's Center for Arts and Culture in the Spotlight

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Check out the New York Times feature on Restoration's Center for Arts & Culture's fall season, Project Protest. 

Youth Return to Restoration for Reunion Dinner

Thursday, September 10, 2015
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corp hosted a youth reunion dinner on Tuesday, July 28th at Emeline’s, a family owned restaurant whose roots date back as far as the Weeksville community in the 1800s.   Youth from present and past Restoration programs such as In School Youth, Boys and Girls High School CARE Center, SAT prep, and the CONNECT program all attended. With different ages represented and youth at various stages of their educational and professional journeys participating, the...

Tax Prep

Friday, January 30, 2015
Hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers are missing out on anywhere from $2,000 to $10,000 in tax credits, like the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Care Tax Credit, because many people don’t know about these programs. All New Yorkers need information on how to get these credits and how to get free tax preparation and financial counseling to make the most of their refund – and YOU can help make it happen. On Saturday, January 31 the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs is...

Restoration Jobs Plus Member Highlight at Mayor's Press Conference

Friday, January 30, 2015
While Mayor Bill de Blasio held his press conference today, January 30, 2015 on Jobs Plus and the Young Men's Initiative, to his right was standing Ahlaqanah Bell, a 21 year old resident of Lafayette Gardens and member of Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation’s (BSRC) Jobs Plus program. Mayor de Blasio highlighted Ahlaqanah as a successful member of Jobs Plus and discussed the mission behind Job Plus as it falls under the Young Men’s Initiative.

Restoration's Jobs Plus Receives 2014 CEO Data Driven Provider Award

Friday, January 30, 2015
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation is excited to announce our win of the 2014 CEO Data-Driven Provider Award to our Jobs Plus program for a rigorous data collection and high performance program that met and exceeded program targets during the period of July 1,2013- June 20, 2014.  Last year, our Financial Empowerment Center funded by NYC Department of Consumer Affairs' Office of Financial Empowerment received this award making us a two time recipient.

Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation Creates New Leadership Role and Appoints Dr. Indira Etwaroo Executive Director of Center for Arts and Culture

Monday, January 26, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 26, 2015 Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation Creates New Leadership Role and Appoints Dr. Indira Etwaroo Executive Director of Center for Arts and Culture Brooklyn NY - Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation (Restoration), the nation’s first community development corporation, elevates its commitment to arts and culture programming by appointing Dr.

A Piece of Restoration in Selma

Thursday, January 8, 2015
The newly released film Selma is a must-see. Selma chronicles Dr. King’s historic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in order to secure voting rights for black Americans. One of Restoration’s founding fathers, the late John Doar is depicted in the film as a champion of the Voting Rights Act in his role as Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights under President Lyndon B. Johnson.  Not long after this time, Restoration was founded by the late Robert F.