At the Intersection of Dreams and Reality

The community center of Central Brooklyn is Restoration Plaza! Our 300,000 sq. ft. campus is visited by an estimated 1 million visitors each year.

Restoration Plaza

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Restoration Plaza (The Plaza), is one of Bedford-Stuyvesant’s most iconic landmarks. Rehabilitated in 1972 from its former life as the Sheffield Farms Milk Bottling Plant, the plaza has been the venue for concerts, holiday parties, job fairs, farmers’ markets, film screenings, our annual 10K Run, and many other events. We welcome community members and vendors to hold events in one of our many spaces. Reserve a Space

In the heart of Central Brooklyn, Fulton Street to the north, Herkimer Street to the South, bounded by New York and Brooklyn Avenues to the west and east. The plaza is accessible by bus (B44, B44 SBS, B43, B25, B26), subway (Nostrand Avenue A/C and Kingston-Throop Avenues C train) and railroad lines (Long Island Railroad Nostrand Avenue stop)

Many businesses, nonprofits, and human services organizations call Restoration Plaza and the Fulton Street/Nostrand Avenue business corridor home. Businesses range from education, grocery and restaurant, post office, health services, childcare, banks, arts, financial and social services. We also offer commercial leasing and rentals for businesses and nonprofits interested in setting up shop in a thriving community The Bedford Stuyvesant Gateway Business Improvement District (Bed-Stuy BID) serves the merchants, residents, and patrons on Fulton Street and Nostrand Avenue.

Commercial Leasing

With over 300,000 sq. ft. of space, a diverse range of tenants, and an easily accessible location, Restoration Plaza is an ideal location for a business or non-profit. Benefits of setting up shop here:

  • Centrally located and accessible to public transportation bus, subway, LIRR lines
  • Underground parking garage and loading areas
  • Responsive Help desk
  • Connections to Bed Stuy BID and Brooklyn Business Center

For more information about commercial leases at Restoration Plaza, contact rjoseph@restorationplaza.org, (718) 636-6922.


Rentals

Affordable and flexible spaces are available to rent for multiple uses. Discounted rates are available for 501(c)(3) registered non-profits. Visit Event Services reservation to reserve a space.

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Restoration is deeply committed to the physical and economic revitalization of the Bed-Stuy Gateway Business District (BID). The Business District, encompassing several blocks of Fulton Street and Nostrand Avenue, is Bedford-Stuyvesant's primary shopping and commercial area. As managing agent for the BID which became operational in 2009, Restoration oversees district-wide sanitation, maintenance, security, marketing and promotion, landscaping, beautification and day-to-day administration.

Restoration Plaza lies in the heart of this vibrant business area. We are transforming the physical and economic landscape of our community through ambitious renovations to this historic plaza. These improvements have created a more accessible, pedestrian-friendly and energy-efficient public space capable of sustaining—and even increasing—the 1.5 million annual visits to the Plaza and attracting quality businesses that meet community needs.

Many exciting developments are in progress in the heart of Bed-Stuy. The $9 million Fulton Street Streetscape project, with funding from the New York City Economic Development Corporation and the city Departments of Transportation and Parks and Recreation, was completed in 2017. Restoration staff is spearheading the creation of Marcy Plaza, an 8,000 sq. ft. recreational/commercial space soon to be located directly across from Restoration Plaza.

To check out all the latest news, retail happenings and other interesting things going on in the Bed-Stuy Gateway Business District, visit www.bedstuybid.org.

Applebee's Bed-Stuy

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International African Arts Festival

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Bed-Stuy Gateway Bid

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Little Sun People Childcare Daycare

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Bed-Stuy Community Legal Services

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Noel Pointer Foundation

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Bed-Stuy Family Health Center-WIC

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Opportunities for A Better Tomorrow

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Billie Holiday Theatre

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Phoenix House – Recovery Center

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Brooklyn Community Pride Center

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Planned Parenthood – Project Street Beat

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Brooklyn Community Service

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Ronak Newsstand and Candy Shop

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Brownstoners of Bed-Stuy

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Room & Hall Rental (Social & Civic Functions)

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BVSJ – Watchful Eye Program

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SCO Family of Services

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Carver Federal Savings Bank

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SRY Design Associates

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Chase Bank

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SP Plus Corporation- Parking Garage

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Citibank

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Former Assemblywoman Annette Robinson

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Mercy College

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Super Foodtown of Bed-Stuy Supermarket

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Community Planning Board No. 3

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U.S. Post Office

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Council Member Robert Cornegy

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Weatherization Assistance Program

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Edwin Gould Services for

Children & Families

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Youth Arts Academy

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Fostering Change for Children

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In May 2020, the Urban Design Forum and Van Alen Institute offered to advise members of the Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development, a coalition of community organizations across New York City, on their reopening strategies. Five organizations joined the initiative: 82nd Street Partnership in Jackson Heights, Queens; Bed-Stuy Gateway BID and Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn; Community League of the Heights in Washington Heights, Manhattan; and the Northwest Bronx Community & Clergy Coalition in Kingsbridge, Bronx.

Throughout the summer, these organizations collaborated with coalitions of architects, engineers, lawyers, and planners from Van Alen and Urban Design Forum’s collective network. The outcomes are a set of design recommendations and prototypes addressing immediate needs for COVID-19 awareness campaigns, open air dining, and outdoor education and wellness activities.

Created by the Restoration working group, these pamphlets aim to share information about reopening guidelines in a concise and user-friendly style. They outline recommendations:

To read more about the Neighborhoods Now, click here.

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