Press and Publication

Restoration Brings Employment Opportunities to Bed-Stuy and Brownsville

Friday, March 11, 2016
Restoration has long been a source of vocational opportunities in the Brooklyn community. In keeping with that position, we have recently teamed up with other community organizations and resources to present several Job Fairs this March across Bed-Stuy and Brownsville. DNAinfo recently covered these series of events in an article.

Panel Discussion Huge Success: EmblemHealth Coverage of the Event

Friday, February 26, 2016
Raising Food Insecurity Awareness for NYC Seniors, a panel discussion held at Restoration Plaza, was met with huge success. If you were unable to attend, or if you would like to learn more about this issue, check out the EmblemHealth blog entry about this event (linked below).“'Despite popular belief, we’ve found elder people to be really open to discussing healthy food options and trying new things,' mentioned Maggie Meehan, Associate Director, City Harvest."

The Brooklyn Reader features Restoration's Food Insecurity Panel

Tuesday, February 23, 2016
The Brooklyn Reader featured Restoration's panel discussion on food security among NYC Seniors. 

Brooklyn Panel To Discuss Food Insecurity Among City's Seniors

Monday, February 22, 2016
Check out Restoration's feature in DNAinfo on our upcoming panel discussion on food security among NYC Seniors. 

Restoration Featured in Brooklyn Paper Story on Elderly Poverty

Wednesday, February 17, 2016
In line with Restoration's strong committment to calling attention to crisis of elderly poverty, the Brooklyn Paper highlights our upcoming panel discussion, "New York City Seniors and the Rising Food Insecurity Crisis", a collaboration with The Aging in New York Fund (ANYF). 

Restorations Annual Restore Brooklyn Benefit 2015 Featured in New York Times

Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Restoration's Annual Benefit celebration gained attention last week in the New York Times. Click here to read more!

Daily News Features Restoration's 2015 Benefit Celebration

Tuesday, October 27, 2015
The Daily News featured an article about Restoration's 2015 Annual Benefit on their website. 

Restoration's Annual Benefit Gains Attention in People Online

Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation is in the spotlight in this new article by People online."Entertainment legend and civil rights hero Harry Belafonte was due to be honored in person Thursday night at the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation's Restore Brooklyn Annual Benefit Gala in New York City, but sadly became ill shortly before attending the event."

New York Times puts Restoration's Center for Arts and Culture in the Spotlight

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Check out the New York Times feature on Restoration's Center for Arts & Culture's fall season, Project Protest. 

Youth Return to Restoration for Reunion Dinner

Thursday, September 10, 2015
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corp hosted a youth reunion dinner on Tuesday, July 28th at Emeline’s, a family owned restaurant whose roots date back as far as the Weeksville community in the 1800s.   Youth from present and past Restoration programs such as In School Youth, Boys and Girls High School CARE Center, SAT prep, and the CONNECT program all attended. With different ages represented and youth at various stages of their educational and professional journeys participating, the...

Tax Prep

Friday, January 30, 2015
Hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers are missing out on anywhere from $2,000 to $10,000 in tax credits, like the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Care Tax Credit, because many people don’t know about these programs. All New Yorkers need information on how to get these credits and how to get free tax preparation and financial counseling to make the most of their refund – and YOU can help make it happen. On Saturday, January 31 the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs is...

Restoration's Jobs Plus Receives 2014 CEO Data Driven Provider Award

Friday, January 30, 2015
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation is excited to announce our win of the 2014 CEO Data-Driven Provider Award to our Jobs Plus program for a rigorous data collection and high performance program that met and exceeded program targets during the period of July 1,2013- June 20, 2014.  Last year, our Financial Empowerment Center funded by NYC Department of Consumer Affairs' Office of Financial Empowerment received this award making us a two time recipient.

Restoration Jobs Plus Member Highlight at Mayor's Press Conference

Friday, January 30, 2015
While Mayor Bill de Blasio held his press conference today, January 30, 2015 on Jobs Plus and the Young Men's Initiative, to his right was standing Ahlaqanah Bell, a 21 year old resident of Lafayette Gardens and member of Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation’s (BSRC) Jobs Plus program. Mayor de Blasio highlighted Ahlaqanah as a successful member of Jobs Plus and discussed the mission behind Job Plus as it falls under the Young Men’s Initiative.

Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation Creates New Leadership Role and Appoints Dr. Indira Etwaroo Executive Director of Center for Arts and Culture

Monday, January 26, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 26, 2015 Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation Creates New Leadership Role and Appoints Dr. Indira Etwaroo Executive Director of Center for Arts and Culture Brooklyn NY - Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation (Restoration), the nation’s first community development corporation, elevates its commitment to arts and culture programming by appointing Dr.

A Piece of Restoration in Selma

Thursday, January 8, 2015
The newly released film Selma is a must-see. Selma chronicles Dr. King’s historic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in order to secure voting rights for black Americans. One of Restoration’s founding fathers, the late John Doar is depicted in the film as a champion of the Voting Rights Act in his role as Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights under President Lyndon B. Johnson.  Not long after this time, Restoration was founded by the late Robert F.


Wednesday, December 24, 2014
(December 24, 2014) The Skylight Gallery at the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation* will host the “THIRTY PLUS THIRTY EQUALS SIXTY” art exhibition from January 17, 2015 to February 14.

Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation joins Mayor DeBlasio and Commissioner Bratton in mourning the deaths of officers, Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos

Monday, December 22, 2014
The Board of Directors, staff and residents of Bedford Stuyvesant hold deep respect for the rank and file officers of the NYPD.

Restoration’s RFK Holiday Party Welcomes Hundreds

Monday, December 22, 2014
Restoration Plaza was filled with holiday cheer as some 500 children and their families visited for the Annual RFK Memorial Holiday Party. Held on Saturday, December 13th, audiences enjoyed special performances by Restoration’s Youth Arts Academy and the Noel Pointer School of Music, storytelling, arts and crafts, and so much more. Every room was abuzz from Skylight Gallery’s I AM HERE: Girls Reclaiming Safe Spaces exhibit to a live animal interaction led by NAME in the Billie...

Restoration Congratulates Ethel Kennedy for Receiving the Medal of Freedom

Thursday, December 18, 2014
Restoration congratulates Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Restoration founder, the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy, for receiving the Medal of Freedom on November 24, 2014. President Obama recognized Ms. Kennedy with the nation’s highest civilian honor for her lifelong dedication to advancing the cause of social justice, human rights, environmental protection, and poverty reduction by, “creating countless ripples of hope to effect change around the world.” Past recipients of the...