Press and Publication

Restoration Plaza recognized for Community Development impact

Monday, October 18, 2010
We are proud to announce that Restoration won new honors for its ambitious redesign of Restoration Plaza. Each year the Novogradac Community Development Foundation recognizes individuals and community development entities that have made exceptional qualified low income community investments (QLICI’s). This year Restoration was named runner up for the Real Estate QLICI of the Year award. The award celebrates organizations that demonstrate well executed vision, measurable community impact...

Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation 29th Annual 10K Run & Fun Walk Post Release Announcement

Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation hosted its 29th Annual 10K Community Run and Fun Walk on Sunday, October 10th, 2010. The event was a great accomplishment with some 650 runners and walkers making it one of the most successful 10Ks in Restoration’s recent history. New to this year’s event, some 70 children aged 2-8 years old took part in Restoration’s First Annual Kiddie Run. All youth received medals commemorating their participation.


Thursday, October 7, 2010
BED STUY ALIVE FESTIVAL KICKS OFF AT BEDFORD STUYVESANT RESTORATION ON OCTOBER 9 & 10 Weekend highlights include Restoration Rocks and the 29th Annual 10K Run and Fun Walk

Restoration releases fall calendar

Thursday, September 2, 2010
We look forward to seeing you at one of our fall programs or events.

Congressman Towns Chats with Bed Stuy Business Leaders

Friday, August 27, 2010
On August 19th, Restoration hosted more than 40 local small business leaders in round table discussion with Congressman Ed Towns. Towns addressed questions and concerns from the audience on Federal policies effecting businesses and gave a brief overview of the Nation's efforts to improve the economy.

The Bed-Stuy Gateway News

Friday, August 27, 2010
The Bed-Stuy Gateway News is a quarterly publication that's written, printed, and distributed by BID staff to keep you up-to-date on all efforts to improve conditions for local businesses, property owners, and shoppers. We're proud to present you with the inaugural edition. Click here to read it! Also, the launch of the Bedstuy Gateway's webstite. You can check it out at

Colvin W. Grannum receives 2010 Dream of Equality Award from Asian American for Equality

Friday, March 19, 2010
New York City: Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE) celebrated its 36th Anniversary at its Annual Lunar New Year Celebration honoring five exceptional individuals who have worked tirelessly to build and enrich the lives of countless New Yorkers and Americans. AAFE is proud to honor their accomplishments as community advocates and builders. The 2010 Dream of Equality awards was presented to the following leaders:   Honorable Margaret Chin, New York City Council Member, District 1

Help Jennifer!

Thursday, January 28, 2010
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation in collaboration with Black Veterans for Social Justice and The Icla DaSilva Foundation Bone Marrow Registry Drive

The Black Alumni of Pratt Spreads Holiday Cheer

Tuesday, January 19, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For information contact: Denise Wiggins 718.636.3479 The Black Alumni of Pratt spreads holiday cheer in giving to the needy.

To the Haitian Community

Thursday, January 14, 2010
To the Haitian Community, The board of directors and staff of BSRC wish to extend their heartfelt sorrow and dismay to the members of the Haitian community of New York City. To those of you who have not heard from your loved ones, our prayers are with you. To those of you, who have lost loved ones, please accept our condolences and prayers. We will be in contact with local leaders and elected officials to determine what role BSRC can serve in assisting you through this tragic event.

Chase Champions Communities

Thursday, January 7, 2010
In November, JP Morgan Chase executives presented Restoration President Colvin Grannum with a check for $175,000 to provide critical seed money as Restoration pursues three key initiatives in the year ahead. Building upon Restoration’s top ranked, 30-year old weatherization program, money will fuel a new business endeavor through which Restoration will triple the number of households served while creating jobs in the community, reducing energy costs and decreasing environmental emissions...


Thursday, December 3, 2009
Greening Bedford-Stuyvesant, Block by Block


Monday, November 23, 2009
For immediate release Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C) November 23, 2009 CITI PROVIDES $15 MILLION IN FINANCING TO RENOVATE BEDFORD STUYVESANT’S RESTORATION PLAZA Renovation Expected to Spur Economic Growth in Bedford Stuyvesant Citi Donates Additional $200,000 to New York City’s Financial Empowerment Center in Brooklyn

Call for calendar submissions: Black Brooklyn Renaissance

Friday, November 20, 2009
Are you planning a cultural event in Brooklyn taking place between February 28 and May 31, 2010 that features African American, Afro Caribbean and African-based art forms and artists? BAC would like to know about it for a project we're launching called Black Brooklyn Renaissance. We're creating a print and online calendar of events that will not only include Black Brooklyn Renaissance programs produced by BAC, but also related events happening throughout the borough.

New York Fed President Dudley Participates in Bed-Stuy Roundtable Discussion

Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Brooklyn, N.Y. -- On his first trip to the nation's oldest community development corporation, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, William C. Dudley, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, participated in a roundtable discussion with community leaders and local residents on issues ranging from foreclose prevention to small business lending to housing and commercial development.

Bed Stuy Alive Kicks off with Street Festival and Restoration Rocks

Thursday, October 22, 2009
Throngs of people came out for the kick off of the fifth annual Bed Stuy Alive, a week long festival designed to celebrate the treasures of the neighborhood. Fulton Street in front Restoration Plaza was shut down for vendors, dance performances and Brooklyn's hippest bands and artists. At the kick off ceremony, awards were presented to several community heroes in the name of Tohma Faulkner, a longstanding community activist and the founder of Bed Stuy Alive.

Bed-Stuy Alive!: Generating Positive Change

Thursday, October 8, 2009
OUR TIME PRESS; VOL. 14 NO. 40; October 8-14, 2009 by Colvin W. Grannum

Bedford Stuyvesant 28th Annual 10K Run and Fun Walk set for October 11th

Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Press Advisory for October 11, 2009 Contact: Deborah Jones 718-636-6953(DAY) 347-680-2808(EVENING) Bedford Stuyvesant 28th Annual 10K Run and Fun Walk set for October 11th