Holiday Public Safety and Security

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Beginning on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, The Bed-Stuy Gateway BID will role out its Holiday Ambassadors Program.  Ambassadors will walk the district, six (6) days per week from 2-8 pm.  The purpose of this program is to offer public safety support to merchants throughout the holiday shopping season.  These Ambassadors are certified, trained and licensed security…

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Out With the Old, In With the New

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Bigbelly is modernizing the way cities across this nation take out the trash. In the City of New York, the streets of Bedford-Stuyvesant is among the few neighborhoods across the five boroughs where 10 new high-tech waste and recycling receptacles have been situated. Earlier this year, Mayor Bill de Blasio…

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Defrost With a Cup of Hot Chocolate

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Got milk? With winter fast approaching, what better way to stay warm than with a nice cup of hot chocolate. Indulge in a sweet treat at any of these eateries along the Fulton-Nostrand commercial corridor. Furman’s Coffee 547 Nostrand Avenue (207) 232-2930 Ian’s Coffee Shop 501 Nostrand Avenue (347) 378-2526…

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Spa Week 2017

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Life in a big city means very little sleep time, especially for everyday New Yorkers. Well, you’re in luck! After working 30+ hours every week, it is time for some pampering. Spa Week in New York City is scheduled for October 16-20, 2017. This is your opportunity to toss that…

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Halloween Tips and Events

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Trick or Treat! For one night only, children of all ages will be dressed as their favorite characters and go door to door to fill their bags with lots of candies. Halloween, unlike any other holiday, is full of pranks and mystery. As a result, it requires extra vigilance of…

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Happy Birthday Restoration!

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The Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, more commonly known as Restoration, is celebrating fifty years of community and economic development in Brooklyn’s most iconic neighborhood. On October 30th, community stakeholders and distinguished guests will convene at Cipriani for the 50th Anniversary Restore Brooklyn Annual Benefit hosted by CBS 2 News Anchor…

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Wake Up With Furman’s Coffee

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Start your day with a nice cup of rich, gourmet coffee from the newest shop to join the Bed-Stuy Gateway BID, Furman’s Coffee. Just three months ago, Dominican-born Emanuel DeJesus opened his doors for the very first time excited about reinvesting in his community not just as a resident, but…

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Unprecedented Economic Growth in Bedford-Stuyvesant, NYS Comptroller Says

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Bedford-Stuyvesant is open for business, according to a new report released on Friday by New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli providing an economic snapshot of the community that is now thriving after the recession. Known for its beautiful brownstones and rich African-American culture, this historic neighborhood has experienced significant growth…

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National Preparedness Month

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For more than a decade, September has been observed as National Preparedness Month in the United States. Despite the media and community outreach  to increase awareness, small business owners are not prepared for an emergency. In fact, four out of 10 small businesses will never reopen after experiencing a disaster….

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