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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."

NYC DOT & Motivate Celebrate #womenwhobike & Inaugurate Protected Bike Lane on 6th Avenue

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Thanks to the work of several organizations like Restoration, as well as many community members, the Department of Transportation's Commissioner Polly Trottenberg joined Motivate, an organization created by the operators of the Citi Bike program, to encourage more women to bike, while officially opening a new protected bike lane on 6th Avenue.

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!

Book Signing with NY Times Best-Selling Author Jacqueline Woodson at Restoration

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
"On Monday, October 3, at 6:00pm, New York Times bestselling author 

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

Hattie Carthan Community Garden Featured in Our Time Press!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Hattie Carthan Community Garden, a partner to Restoration, was featured in an article from Our Time Press on food justice in Brooklyn.  Follow this link to read more! 

Opinion Piece on the NYC Housing Climate, Authored by BSRC President and CEO Colvin W. Grannum

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Please take a moment to read Building Justice: How Homeowendership Failed NYC's Black Families, an opinion piece by Restoration President and CEO Colvin W. Grannum. Excerpt below: 

Restoration and Fidelis Care Connect Community Member to Life-changing Outcome, Video by WPIX-TV News

Thursday, August 11, 2016
Restoration, in partnership with Fidelis Care, helped one man save his life. Another example of how we are working to create opportunities and outcomes for our community. Click the link below to read the article and watch the WPIX-11 video to learn more about this man's story. 

Harvard Article on Bike Share features Restoration!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Please take some time to read this article by Harvard Alumnus David Luberoff on bike sharing. Excerpt below:

CITYLAB Article and Streetfilms video on Bike Share Potential, featuring Restoration

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
"Tracey Capers, the executive vice-president of the Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, discusses bike-share’s potential to transform mobility in the neighborhood: If residents took

Restoration Board Member Depelsha McGruder Featured in Article!

Monday, August 1, 2016 recently published an article on their website, titled "Concerned Mom Creates 'Mothers Of Black Boys United' Group: 'Our Sons Will Not Be A Hashtag'", featuring one of Restoration's board members, Depelsha McGruder. Excerpt:

Restoration Bike Ride featured in Streetfilms video short!

Monday, August 1, 2016
Follow the link below to watch the short video, made by Streetfilms, following one of our Weekly Bike Rides with Black Girls Do Bike! Video: more information on our upcoming bike rides, please visit:

The Honorable Jonathan Lippman writes an op-ed, "Rethinking Rikers Island"

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Please take a moment to read this op-ed, "Rethinking Rikers Island", written by The Honorable Jonathan Lippman. Excerpt below:

Local Farmers’ Markets Kick Off 2016 Season

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Local Farmers’ Markets Kick Off 2016 Season

Restorations Bike Share Program Made the Cover of AM New York!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
On July 12th, 2016, AM New York published a cover story featuring Restoration's bike share program that's making strides in the community: