Press and Publication

Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation presents Undisputed Truth- A Book Signing with Mike Tyson

Tuesday, December 17, 2013
For more information contact: Tracey Capers (718) 636-6906 Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration was pleased to partner with Greenlight Bookstore to bring the community a special book signing with Mike Tyson on Friday, December 13th at Restoration Plaza. Hundreds came out to the event which started promptly at 6pm at Restoration Plaza.

Restoration Celebrates the Holiday Season with its Annual RFK Memorial Holiday Party

Tuesday, December 17, 2013
On Saturday, December 14, 2013 hundreds of kids and their families braved the snow and frigid temperatures to celebrate with Restoration at the Annual RFK Memorial Holiday Party. Commemorating Restoration founder, the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy, the RFK welcomes neighborhood children and their families each year for a day of learning and holiday fun.

JP Morgan Chase Volunteers Partner with Restoration to Paint the Brownsville Multi-Service Center

Friday, December 6, 2013
In the true spirit of the season, 40 volunteers from JPMorgan Chase joined Restoration staff for a two-day community service project to paint the Brownsville Multi-Service Center (BMC). A 20,000 square foot facility located at 444 Thomas Boyland Street, BMC is one of several centers owned by the NYC Human Resources Administration throughout the City. Restoration took over management of the Center in May and is currently responsible for maintaining the property.

Help stand in the gap with us!

Monday, November 25, 2013
Dear Restoration Family, Will you help us stand in the gap and reach our goal of 1,000 donors? We all know that life is tough, but it’s exponentially tougher for many living in Central Brooklyn-where the median household income is roughly $34,000, where 33% of residents live in poverty, and 20% of youth between the ages of 16 and 24 are neither in school nor working. Right now one of your neighbors is struggling to make ends meet, to access jobs that pay living wages, to secure quality...


Friday, October 25, 2013
WHAT: Danny Simmons Jr. painter, novelist, poet will debut Noisy in the Next Room, his latest collection of paintings and poems, at Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration’s Skylight Gallery. WHY:

Healthy Families on the Move

Thursday, October 24, 2013
Bed-Stuy residents have a fun, safe and effective way to get free exercise without having to step foot into a gym. Healthy Families on the Move is a weekly exercise meet-up that offers residents a chance to get together for walks and runs through Bed-stuy or bike rides through Brooklyn. The weekly series meets every Tuesday and Wednesday night and is regularly attended by up to 20-30 men and women. The program began its second year this July on Wednesday nights with a plan to run until early...

The Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Celebrates its 32nd Annual 10K

Monday, October 21, 2013
Over 500 people came out to participate in the run, walk, bike and kiddie run.


Friday, October 11, 2013
After a national, online search conducted through Restoration’s partnership with Blazetrak, two New York City based artists are preparing to take the stage with this year’s lineup of accomplished artists at the 7th Annual Restoration Rocks! Be sure to come out and congratulate Alex Kelly and The Stephen Beasley Project on Saturday, October 12! 

Hip Hop Icon BIG DADDY KANE to Headline Restoration Rocks!

Friday, September 27, 2013
MEDIA ALERT For Immediate Release Friday, September 20, 2013 Media Contact: AKILA WORKSONGS, Inc. April R. Silver: 718.756.8501 office | 646.522.4169 mobile/text | @akilaworksongs DJ QuestLove, Chrisette Michele, Maya Azucena to Perform & Leon to Host the Highly Anticipated Music Festival in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn: October 12, 2013


Thursday, September 26, 2013
For More Information Contact: Tracey Capers, 718-636-6906 For Immediate Release

GreenSource-Bed-Stuy Celebrates Fulton Street Renewal Project

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
On September 10, as many were rushing to cast votes in New York City’s mayoral primary, local officials gathered on Fulton Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant (Bed-Stuy) to celebrate the completion of a city-funded $20-million rejuvenation plan for the Brooklyn neighborhood. The project includes the renovation of a historic plaza, streetscape improvements, and the creation of new public spaces.Garrison Architects designed the facelift of Restoration Plaza, which was originally constructed in...

Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corp. Celebrates Completion of $20 Million Revitalization Project in Historic Neighborhood

Tuesday, September 10, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | September 10, 2013 Contact: Mandela Jones, 914.610.0942, PHOTO – Before & After of Fulton Street, Marcy Plaza and Restoration Plaza PHOTO – Key to Public Art in Marcy Plaza PHOTO – Before Marcy Plaza

AN News-Brooklyn Neighborhood Group open new Plazas and Public art in Bed-Stuy

Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Fulton Street, the bustling commercial strip of the Brooklyn neighborhood, Bedford Stuyvesant, has just received a much-needed makeover. The Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corp., along with community stakeholders and city officials, gathered this morning at the new Marcy Plaza to celebrate the completion of a $20 million neighborhood revitalization project, funded by the city.

Shop Fresh! Live Fit! Be Well!

Friday, September 6, 2013
For Immediate Release: Contact: Dara Cooper, 718-636-6964

The BEAT Festival Returns For Second Year Celebrating Brooklyn’s Emerging Artists in Theater, Dance and Voice

Thursday, July 25, 2013
BROOKLYN, NY – After a successful inaugural season, BEAT Festival organizers announced today its second annual lineup of innovative emerging Brooklyn artists in theater, dance and voice. The festival will be held from September 12-21, with a focus on site-specific, journey-based performances in non-traditional venues spanning four Brooklyn communities.

Join the Restoration 1000

Friday, May 31, 2013
Dear Friends, There is an old African proverb that states “Sticks in a bundle are unbreakable”. How true it is! Whereas alone we may be weak, together we are strong. While we might not accomplish much on our own, together our potential knows no bounds.


Friday, May 31, 2013
Effective, May 20, 2013, the Board of Directors of the Bed-Stuy Gateway Business Improvement District (BID) is pleased to announce the hiring of Michael Lambert as its Executive Director. As Executive Director, Michael is responsible for overall BID program management, including planning, project management and economic development for the Fulton–Nostrand commercial corridor. His daily activities will support the BID’s mission to enhance sanitation, safety and promote the Bed-Stuy...

Summer Youth Employment Enrollment

Friday, May 24, 2013
The deadline for Summer Youth Employment closed on May 22 and on May 28 the youth and young adults that applied will be informed whether they have been selected. Each year some 130,000 youth apply city wide and about 35,000 get selected through a random lottery. Once selected you will have 3 days to bring in all your paperwork and enroll in the program. So keep an eye out on your email and make sure you have all of your documents prepared. For more information, call (718) 636-6948. 

Help from Restoration's Financial Coach

Friday, May 24, 2013
Ms. Phillips, a 35 year old resident of Marcy Houses came to Jobs Plus operated by Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation. She was referred by a family member who got word of this new program two weeks after its opening on April 15th. Ms. Phillips is raising her 14 year old daughter as a single parent. She has been unemployed for a year and worked with several programs in the area while on public assistance, yet had no success with finding employment until she found Jobs plus.

Annual Entrepreneur Expo

Friday, May 24, 2013
On Saturday, May 18th 2013, Restoration's Financial Empowerment Center participated in the 16th Annual Entrepreneur Expo. In partnership with Brooklyn's Business & Career Library, we kicked off the 2014 business plan competition registration - PowerUP! As part of this competition, all entrants will work with our Financial Counselors to receive training and coaching on Credit & Budget topics for 6 months at no cost. The first place prize of $15,000 will go to the best team that will...