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Fulton Art Fair Exhibition Closing Reception

Thursday, January 22, 2009
Brooklyn artists and art lovers braved the cold on Thursday, January 15th for the remarkable Fulton Art Fair exhibition and closing reception,

Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation honors the late Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Restoration Kicks-Off Fall Offering

Thursday, October 2, 2008
Restoration unrolled its fall season with an action-packed line-up of services and exciting events for the whole family. We encourage you to take advantage of our various offerings and to stop by and see what's new for yourself! Some our offerings include: •     Job Training and Placement •     Financial education seminars and workshops •     Youth Arts Academy, multi disciplinary arts education for youth age 3-18.

Restoration on PBS "Black Communities Struggle with Soaring Energy Costs"

Monday, August 18, 2008
Energy and food prices are skyrocketing. Some people are forgoing necessities, simply because they costs too much. Some black communities have been hit particularly hard because residents pay a larger percentage of their incomes on energy costs. Jori Lewis looks at the reasons and how some homeowners are adjusting... full audio and transcript at PBS

NY Daily News "Young Noel Pointer School of Music performers wow concertgoers"

Monday, August 18, 2008
In a sunlit room far, far away from Carnegie Hall, proud mothers sat on a recent Friday afternoon, with bouquets of fresh flowers on their laps. Proud dads stood along the walls of the room, cameras ready to record the action... full story at NY Daily News

Beautification of the Bed-Stuy Gateway streetscape receives major financial support

Saturday, August 16, 2008
The project to beautify the Bed-Stuy Gateway streetscape has received a major boost from two of Bedford-Stuyvesant's biggest cheerleaders: Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and Council Member Al Vann, who have announced additional appropriations of $800,000 and $350,000 respectively towards the project.

NY Daily News "New AM radio station One Caribbean Radio tunes in Caribbean community"

Thursday, August 14, 2008
Edmon Braithwaite must be onto something. After a sometimes rocky year, Braithwaite's One Caribbean Radio (620 AM), a part-time station with studios in Restoration Plaza in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, is rapidly becoming the destination of choice for politicians eager to reach the city's 3-million-plus Caribbean-American community... full story at NY Times

June 19th marked the culmination of Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation's 40th Anniversary

Thursday, July 17, 2008
June 19th marked the culmination of Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation's 40th Anniversary as the country's first community development corporation celebrated its annual Restoration Now Gala at Brooklyn's Stage 6 at Steiner Studios. Over 450 guests attended the event. With its theme of "Cultivating an Abundant Community", Restoration commemorated its place as a harbinger to the 3,000 CDCs that were to follow, planting the seeds of healthy and stable communities nationwide.

NY Observer: "Bed-Stuy Restoration Corporation Marks 40 Years Amid Gentrification Chatter"

Sunday, January 20, 2008
Even though he was an honoree, Governor David Paterson couldn’t make it to the Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation’s 40th anniversary gala on Thursday night. He was campaigning for Barack Obama. Things have changed, indeed, for the central Brooklyn neighborhood and its boosters in the 40 years since Senators Robert Kennedy and Jacob Javits founded the preservationist Restoration Corporation.... full story at NY Observer

NY1 News: Restaurant Grand Opening Celeberates New Food, Jobs in Bed-Stuy

Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Customers lined up outside the new neighborhood restaurant in Bedford Stuyvesant. Inside, the Applebee's Neighborhood Bar and Grill was packed. The grand opening of the restaurant brings more than just moderately priced food to the area. It also brings jobs. Ninety-nine percent of them are all from here; a number of them live across the street. Most of them walk to work," says Applebee's owner Zane Tankel. "You can't be in a neighborhood without neighborhood people here."

NY Daily News: Bed-Stuy Exhibition reveals Youngsters' Frame of Mind

Sunday, November 27, 2005
AT FIRST GLANCE, it would appear Ahmed Manns of Bedford-Stuyvesant would have little in common with Pearl Shelby of Marvell, Ark. Shelby's hometown, which is 45 minutes from Memphis by car, is exactly 1.4 square miles and has a population of 1,395. Manns' borough measures 71 square miles; its population is 2,467,326. But when photographs by Manns and Shelby went on exhibit at the Skylight Gallery in Bedford-Stuyvesant's Restoration Plaza recently, a common theme was evident.

Brooklyn''s Billie Holiday Theater to get facelift

Tuesday, October 25, 2005
The 34-year-old Billie Holiday Theater in Bedford-Stuyvesant will get its first-ever facelift with the help of $900,000 from the office of Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz.

NY Times: In Wake of Rap World Violence, Honoring Hip-Hop's Cool Side

Sunday, March 20, 2005
For hip-hop stars in New York, March got off to a flashy start. An eruption of gunfire outside Hot 97, the popular radio station, was attributed to tensions, since resolved, between 50 Cent and the rapper the Game. That week, the rapper Lil' Kim went on trial in Federal District Court in Manhattan on charges related to a shooting in front of Hot 97 in 2001. On Thursday she was convicted of lying to a grand jury that was investigating the shooting.

Brooklyn Neighborhood Pays Tribute To Its Notable Residents

Thursday, March 10, 2005
"Do or Die Bed-Stuy" is a decades-old street slogan the Brooklyn neighborhood wants to retire. "Bed-Stuy And Proud Of It" is the mantra for a new marketing campaign called Brooklyn Icons. It features 23-foot outdoor wallscapes honoring the neighborhood's here to read more from NY 1.

Set the table for Foodtown in Bed-Stuy

Monday, July 26, 2004
PATHMARK IS OUT and Foodtown is moving in to Restoration Plaza on Fulton St. in the heart of Bedford-Stuyvesant. Officials from Foodtown/PSK Supermarkets agreed this month to a 25-year lease to operate a Foodtown grocery within Restoration Plaza. Foodtown stepped in when Pathmark was unable to work out a renewal on its lease.

NY Times- HOME FRONT; Wanted: Restaurant and Watering Hole

Friday, January 23, 2004
WHY would a neighborhood yearn for something as prosaic as an International House of Pancakes or an Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar? Kenneth Adams, the president of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, calls it Ford Explorer Syndrome. On Saturdays, many people in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn pile their families into the car and head for Park Slope, Cobble Hill and other neighborhoods to shop or have a meal.