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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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Taco Bell Cantina Comes to Bed-Stuy

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Foodies rejoice! One of 50 new Taco Bells expected to open throughout New York City’s five boroughs will begin taking orders in early 2018 at the former Checkers located at 491 Nostrand Avenue. The Mexican-style fast food giant has announced that this storefront will be one of a handful cantinas, or…

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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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Starbucks Coming to Bed Stuy!

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Coffee lovers rejoice! With the first ever Starbucks in Bedford-Stuyvesant slated to open in 2018, you will no longer have to travel far for a latte, frappucino, or macchiatto. The new store, sited for the intersection of Marcus Garvey Boulevard and Broadway, will serve as both a cafe and training…

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Uber Eats Delivers in Bed-Stuy

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American fast food giant McDonald’s is revolutionizing the way you can place your order by retrofitting its global restaurants with new technology. Through kiosks and a mobile app, self-ordering is just a few taps away. The franchise restaurant located at 1275 Fulton Street is one of the latest to join…

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5 Hotspots in Bedford-Stuyvesant

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Immerse yourself in the the unique cultural experiences of the African and Caribbean Diaspora. 1. The Billie Holiday Theatre, founded in 1972 by Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, has been graced by renowned actors and artists including Samuel L. Jackson, Debbie Allen, Tichina Arnold, and Bill Cobbs. http://thebillieholiday.org/ 2. Known as one…

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