Press and Publication

May is National Bike Month!

Thursday, May 11, 2017
In celebration of May’s National Bike Month, we are doing our part to highlight biking in our community - and just to remind you

Restoration's Omar Arias featured in latest NYCHA Journal!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
“We partnered with Citi Bike and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to change the perception of bike riding and bike sharing and improve health among low-income people in Brooklyn,” said Tracey Capers, Executive Vice President of Programs/Organizational Development at Restoration. “The best people to sell the effort to the community are people from the community, people who are a part of the neighborhoods we are trying to reach.”

Read the newest Report on Bringing Equitable Bike Share to Bed-Stuy

Friday, March 31, 2017
Thanks to partnerships formed between Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration (Restoration), Motivate, the operators of the Citi Bike program, NYC Department of Transportation (DOT), and NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), Citi Bike Ridership in Bed-Stuy has increased by 56% from March 2015 to December 2016. 

Press Release: Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation Releases Report on Bike Share in Low-Income Communities of Color

Friday, March 31, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                 

The Billie Holday Theatre featured in the New York Times

Thursday, March 16, 2017
"For the past two years, the theater at Restoration Plaza, a former Sheffield Farms dairy bottling plant, has been closed for a $4.1 million gut renovation and expansion. Narrow seats removed and replaced. New air-conditioning. A new boiler, and new dressing rooms with showers. New catwalks and rigging installed, acoustic panels added and the stage extended and rebuilt, using maple.

Restorations Tracey Capers featured in Brooklyn Mag as one of The 100 Most Influential People In Brooklyn Culture

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Brooklyn Mag has featured Restoration's Vice President of Programs, Tracey Capers, as one of the top 100 Most Influential People In Brooklyn Culture in 2017. When asked "what do you find most fulfilling about your work?", Ms. Capers responded:

NYC bike sharing: Miles to go before we sleep, an op-ed in AM New York

Thursday, February 23, 2017
Please take a moment to read an op-ed in AM New York from Restoration's executive vice president Tracey Capers on the upcoming Citi Bike expansion and the future of bike sharing in New York City. 

Citi Bike features Restoration's Active Living Coordinator, Omar Arias, on their blog!

Thursday, February 23, 2017
Our active living coordinator, Omar Arias, is featured in the Citi Bike blog and speaks to how he became involved with promoting bike share equity. We met Omar this summer when he became an inaugural public housing champion helping to increased membership/ridership of Citi Bike.

Mayor de Blasio Announces That Citi Bike Rides Surged 40 Percent in 2016!

Thursday, January 5, 2017
"Motivate, the Department of Transportation and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene continue to partner with community organizations, such as the historic Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, to help increase and diversify participation in bike share.

Restoration Profiled by PFC Social Impact Advisors

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
"...Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation (BSRC) is bringing a culture of healthy eating to early childhood education in Central Brooklyn by breaking down three powerful myths about farm to ECE."  Read more here:

NYTimes Article on Citi Bike Expansion Features Restoration

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
"In Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, at the outer edge of Citi Bike territory, membership has grown to 5,381 members, up by nearly 2,000 people since last year, when Citi Bike began working with a local nonprofit to attract riders. Some of the strategies have included community rides to make residents more comfortable on bikes and marketing posters highlighting minority riders."

A statement from Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration on the recent elections

Friday, November 18, 2016
Dreaming Bigger and Beaming Brighter  

Restoration's Tracey Capers featured on Citi Bike Blog!

Friday, October 28, 2016
Executive Vice President of Programming Tracey Capers was featured on the City Bike Blog! Read more about how Tracey brought City Bike to the community, and how it's changing her life!

NY1 comes to Restoration for the Brand New Economic Solutions Center!

Friday, October 28, 2016
NY1 covered the new Economic Solutions Center!

BK Reader Reports on the new Economic Solutions Center

Thursday, October 27, 2016
"Following a model by which clients are initially screened for benefits, the ESC looks for potential qualifiers of food stamps, childcare, or social security benefits. And in combination with one-on-one Financial Coaching, these services stabilize financial household situations, taking away some of the financial worries of clients, and enabling them to focus on training and career development."

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle Covers the new Economic Solutions Center

Thursday, October 27, 2016
“'The Economic Solutions Center is one of the most successful programs Restoration offers. Its staff guides, supports and encourages individuals and families in our communities onto the path towards careers, economic stability and upward mobility,' said Colvin Grannum, president and CEO of Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation."

Philanthropy New York covers the new Economic Solutions Center

Thursday, October 27, 2016
"The new home is located in the heart of Restoration Plaza in Bedford-Stuyvesant and was made possible through funding from Home Depot and Robin Hood."

Watch Colvin W. Grannum featured on ABC7NY Here and Now

Thursday, October 20, 2016
Colvin W. Grannum, President and CEO of Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, was featured on Here and Now with Sandra Bookman on ABC7NY. Watch below!

Press Release: Restoration Cuts Ribbon on New Economic Solutions Center

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration CorporationCuts Ribbon on New Home for Award-WinningEconomic Solutions Center Funding Provided by Home Depot and the Robin Hood FoundationEconomic Solutions Center Hosts Financial Counseling,Workforce Development and Social Services Support Programs