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The Brooklyn Reader- EMBLEMHEALTH HONORS LOCAL NON-PROFITS FOR THEIR ‘COMMITMENT TO CARE’

Friday, May 16, 2014
On Thursday, May 1, at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, EmblemHealth honored six local nonprofit organizations serving residents of Brooklyn at the “Commitment to Care Lecture & Award Series.” The awards ceremony was the sixth installment of the series in New York City and the first held in Brooklyn and recognized nonprofit organizations that exemplify a commitment to providing care, services and support to the residents of New York City. Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce...

BSRC’s Woman of Distinction: Verna

Thursday, May 15, 2014
Congratulations to ​​Verna D. Ademu-John, Program Manager ​for The Partnership for Healthier Brooklyn at Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, who was selected as one of twenty-five women from Brooklyn, for the 2014 Brooklyn’s Women of Distinction recognition. Courier-Life selected women from around our borough whose work make a difference in the community. On Friday, April 25th, 2014, the Courier Life Publication released over 74,000 copies of their special edition paper, featuring...

The BkReader- EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DANCEAFRICA 2014!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
It’s back!!! One of the liveliest, most exciting and colorful augurs of summer: DanceAfrica! Returning for its 37th year and hosted by Brooklyn Academy of Music, located at 30 Lafayette Avenue in Fort Greene, DanceAfrica is the nation’s largest festival dedicated to African dance. Click here to read more from The BkReader!

Bkreader- ROSIE PEREZ VISITS RESTORATION, SHARES SECRETS TO SURVIVAL, SUCCESS

Saturday, May 10, 2014
Oscar-nominated actress, Emmy-nominated choreographer and Brooklyn native Rosie Perez was in Bedford-Stuyvesant last night to discuss her new book, Handbook for an Unpredictable Life: How I survived Sister Renata and My Crazy Mother and Still Came Out Smiling (With Great Hair).The event was held at Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation. Restoration is pleased to host Rosie Perez, a Brooklyn-bred dancer, actress and activist, because her story is one of resilience and mirrors...

Restoration staff speaks at international conference

Friday, May 9, 2014
​On Tuesday, April 29, several of Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration's staff spoke at a conference organized by the Organization of American States (OAS): Partnerships for Financial Inclusion in Latin America and the Caribbean - A Catalyst for Inclusive Growth. Through the Inter-American Social Protection Network, OAS brings together social development ministries and agencies, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, private sector and academia, to promote the exchange and...

Newsworks- 'Challenges and opportunities' of gentrification discussed at weekend forum in Germantown

Monday, April 28, 2014
To change or not to change: That isn't the question.How to manage the evolution occurring in Germantown in ways that benefit its longtime residents as well as newcomers, that is the issue. On Saturday, the Germantown United Community Development Corporation (GUCDC) hosted a forum at Mastery Charter School's Pickett Campus on Wayne Avenue. Some 140 community leaders, organizers and residents on hand to consider some answers. What it was all about The "Big G:...

Caribbean Life- Mother Goose’ Love Reigns

Thursday, April 10, 2014
Many New York City parents and children are very concerned about children getting a well-rounded education. Some children instead of training in various sports or running home to homework and video games are getting arts education after school. Fortunately, for those who want to follow in the footsteps of off-Broadway and Hollywood actors, actresses, singers, dancers, playwrights and poets in the dramatic theatre arts programming, there are opportunities at the historic Billie Holiday Theatre...

April is Black Fashion Month…Find Your Fashion in Brooklyn!

Friday, April 4, 2014
Brooklyn, New York, April 1, 2014/ 24-7 Press Release/ -- On Tuesday, April 2, 2014 36th District City Councilman Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. along with his Ambassador of Arts and Culture, Joseph C. Grant, Jr., Restoration Plaza, The Bed-Stuy Gateway BID and Brooklyn Fashion Moguls/Socialites The Block Association Group will publicly proclaim that “April Is Black Fashion Month!”

Dnainfo- Photo Exhibit Celebrates Black Women in the LGBT Community

Thursday, April 3, 2014
BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — A new photo exhibit in Bed-Stuy is celebrating black women in the LGBT community. "You May Sit Beside Me: Visual Narratives of Black Women and Queer Identities" is an exhibition from photographer Laylah Amatullah Barrayan as part of a series capturing black women of different backgrounds. After her first exhibit in 2011 celebrating black women writers and journalists, Barrayan said she wanted to focus on the LGBT community, in part because it's a...

The Brooklyn Reader- PHOTO EXHIBIT OFFERS A SHOW-AND-TELL INTO THE LIVES OF THE BEAUTIFUL, BLACK AND QUEER

Monday, March 31, 2014
On Sunday, March 30, Restoration’s Skylight Gallery debuted “You May Sit Beside Me: Visual Narratives of Black Women and Queer Identities,” curated by photographer Laylah Amatullah Barrayn. You May Sit Beside Me is an exhibition of intimate photographs, accompanied by spirited conversations, that explores the complexities of living as a queer black woman while underscoring the commonalities of the human experience. “This particular exhibit is part of a larger...

The Brooklyn Reader- ROSIE PEREZ, NELSON GEORGE AND TYRONE PROCTOR RIDE THE SOUL TRAIN TO RESTORATION

Thursday, March 27, 2014
They were two dancing stars from two different eras, but they had one very big thing in common: Soul Train. Tyrone Proctor and Rosie Perez were two of the most well-known dancers on the show Soul Train.

We need your support in honoring our Veterans:

Friday, March 14, 2014
Ida and Peter came in for support from our Veteran's Initiative funded by Single Stop USA/Robin Hood Foundation, but didn't realize they would be treated to a makeover. Together, we can make possible other makeover moments if we reach 10,000+ views for Ida & Peter’s video. We know we can get there with our community’s endless support. So help us give back to more of our Veterans by sharing this video link, post this link on YouTube, or Tweet on Twitter.

The Brooklyn Reader- A MAKEOVER AND RESTORATION FOR A VETERAN AND HIS FAMILY

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Since 1967, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation has established itself as an anchor in the neighborhood, providing a plethora of community development services, targeted primarily to low-income and middle-income families of Central Brooklyn. But one of the more lesser-known services provided by Restoration is its veterans outreach program. The program makes referrals and helps veterans and their families access housing, employment and social services, as well as identifies ways...

New York Magazine- Is Gentrification All Bad?

Sunday, February 2, 2014
Gentrification: New Yorkers can sense it immediately. It plumes out of Darling Coffee, on Broadway and 207th Street, and mingles with the live jazz coming from the Garden Café next door. Down the block, at Dichter Pharmacy, it’s visible on the shelf of Melissa & Doug toys. An algae bloom of affluence is spreading across the city, invading the turf of artists and ironworkers, forming new habitats for wealthy vegans. It’s an ugly word, a term of outrage.

News 12 Brooklyn- Former Mayor David Dinkins signs autobiography at Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation

Saturday, February 1, 2014
BROOKLYN - A new autobiography by former Mayor David Dinkins is now on store bookshelves, and Dinkins was at the Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation to sign copies today. The book, “A Mayor's Life: Governing New York's Gorgeous Mosaic” chronicles the 106th mayor's rise from assemblyman to mayor.Dinkins made history becoming the city's first elected black mayor in 1989. Click here to read more from News 12 Brooklyn! 

New York Amsterdam News- Mayor David Dinkins to host book signing in Brooklyn

Friday, January 31, 2014
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation is hosting a book signing with former New York City Mayor David N.

Brooklyn Daily Eagle- Dinkins to host book-signing in Bed-Stuy

Friday, January 31, 2014
On Saturday, Feb. 1, former Mayor David Dinkins, seen here, will be signing copies of his new book, “A Mayor’s Life: Governing New York’s Gorgeous Mosaic,” at Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation (at the Restoration's Skylight Art Gallery, 3rd Floor), 1368 Fulton St. The book chronicles Dinkins's journey in life...click here to read more from Brooklyn Daily Eagle!

The Brooklyn Reader- BOYS AND GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL RECEIVES SUPER GRANT FROM NFL’S SUPER BOWL FOUNDATION

Friday, January 31, 2014
Bedford-Stuyvesant’s Boys and Girls High School football team just became the luckiest in the country… Well, maybe not the entire country but, at least, the luckiest in Central Brooklyn. On Thursday, the team was awarded the 2014 Super Bowl Legacy Grant, which included a surprise visit by Nick Folk and Jaiquawn Jarrett of the New York Jets, as well as Jonathan Martin, a former Miami Dolphin. Click here to read more from Brooklyn Reader!

The Brooklyn Reader- ARE YOU SURE YOU KAN DO DAT?

Wednesday, January 29, 2014
“I can do that… a five year old can do that!” What the uninitiated viewer may think they’re seeing– a seemingly unstructured and nonsensical melange of shapes, colors, materials and movement– is in fact, a highly deliberate visual; a loaded statement, executed with whimsical precision and strong personal intention. So for artists, the last thing an abstraction makes is no sense.“In abstract art, you won’t see the things you normally...

Dnainfo- David Dinkins to Visit Bed-Stuy for Book Signing

Friday, January 24, 2014
BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — David Dinkins will visit Bed-Stuy next week to promote a new book about the former mayor's political life. "A Mayor’s Life: Governing New York’s Gorgeous Mosaic" chronicles his time as a public servant, including as an assemblyman, Manhattan borough president and the first black mayor of New York City. Click here to read more from DNAinfo!

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