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More New Yorkers Opting for Life in the Bike Lane

Tuesday, August 1, 2017
On one of Brooklyn’s busier commuter streets, bicycles now outnumber cars.

Webinar: Promoting Employee & Customer Wellness through Bike Share

Wednesday, July 5, 2017
If you missed our webinar, you can check out the powerpoint presentation file below. Promoting Employee & Customer Wellness Through Bike Share: A Pilot Study from Interfaith Medical Center Wednesday, June 28, 2017; 12 PM EDT

Engaging Communities in Bike Share Citi Bike RFP

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Engaging Communities in Bike Share as a Pathway to Better Health Request for Proposals 2017Summary

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                                                                 

Citi Bike use in Brooklyn's Bed-Stuy more than doubles since 2015

Thursday, March 30, 2017
"A new report by the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation says that after a rocky roll-out in the neighborhood — which was the easternmost point in the bike share system when it launched in 2013 — many residents who were initially skeptical

Support the Elsie Richardson Scholarship Fund Today!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
The granddaughter & family of the late Elsie Richardson in conduit with Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corp (BSRC)-President Colvin W. Grannum, have established the Elsie Richardson 2nd Annual Scholarship Fund.

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:

Restoration Staff Volunteer with Reading Partners

Friday, March 10, 2017
Restoration staff volunteered earlier this week with several young students to help improve their reading skills, through an organization called Reading Partners. Reading partners aims to serve over 900 students this year in New York alone. Check out the pictures below! Reading Partners Website:

Center for Arts and Cultures' new exhibition "Brooklyn is Africa", featured in Amsterdam News!

Monday, February 27, 2017
"Amid any resistance, culture tends to have its say, as is the case of the current exhibit “Brooklyn Is Africa: A Borough of Inclusion; A Continent of Invention,” now at the Center for Arts & Culture (at Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration celebrating its 50th anniversary).”

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.

Restoration co-sponsoring town hall meeting with Mayor Mayor Bill de Blasio in Bed-Stuy!

Monday, January 30, 2017
Restoration is co-sponsoring Mayor Bill De Blasio's first town hall meeting in Bed-Stuy. He and several other elected officials will be in attendance to take audience questions and listen to community members concerns. Council member Robert Cornegy Jr. is set to moderate the event. 

Join Council Member Laurie Cumbo for Community Exchange!

Friday, January 6, 2017
Join Council Member Laurie Cumbo for her upcoming event series Community Exchange beginning on January 10th. This is a free, public forum focused on affordable housing, City Council funding, and proposed changes in the community. Check out the flyer for more information, or visit:

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.

Restorations Farm to Early Care Featured in new Research by PFC Social Impact Advisors

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
BSRC has been working on improving community access to healthy and affordable food for many years, notably working to attract the first full-service supermarket and 6 first sit-down restaurant to the community and supporting the creation of the area’s first farmers market. BSRC began looking specifically at the food offered in early childcare settings in 2013.

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: