The Bed-Stuy Works Alliance of Block and Tenant Associations came together to make Bed-Stuy a little greener on May 4th. More than thirty associations participated in Flower Bed-Stuy by cleaning up their blocks and planting flowers.
On Saturday June 15th, more than 350 people came out to the 4th annual Fresh Start Home Resource Expo. Attendees were able to enter raffles, attend workshops, and get information from more than 30 vendors who offered resources to prospective and current homeowners. We were also lucky to have refreshments from local favorite Ms. Dahlia's Cafe and E.D. Stewart's Catering Service.
The First Annual Savvy Senior Expo was held on Saturday, May 18th at Quincy Senior Residences. More than 100 seniors and their family came out to celebrate. There was food, entertainment, raffles, and lots of great information.
On Sunday, April 28th Bridge Street Development Corp., its CIBs partners, and volunteers celebrated the 4th annual Empowerment Sunday at participating churches throughout Brooklyn. Participating churches heard a unified message of financial empowerment and were able to get information on the financial empowerment services offered within the community.
The Bed-Stuy Works Alliance of Block and Tenant Associations began in 2010 as a small collaborative of block and tenant groups. The project is the result of a dynamic partnership between the Bedford-Stuyvesant Youth, Education, and Safety Task Force and Bridge Street Development Corporation. Both groups have the common long-term goal to strengthen and galvanize block and tenant association for the purpose of establishing a unified voice that will:
Twenty three new affordable apartments were unveiled at the grand opening of Noel Pointer Court, BSDC's newly-constructed residential building named in honor of the late Brooklyn-born jazz violinist Noel Pointer. In honor of the grand opening, BSDC welcomed elected officials, representatives from the NYC Department of Housing, Preservation, and Development, and various project partners and funders.
BSDC Unveils First Solar-Paneled Residential Apartment Building! When BSDC took over 300 Putnam in September of 2006, the residents had no heat, hot water or cooking gas for an entire year. The elevator and the trash incinerator did not work. The 300 Putnam Avenue tenants and their neighbors on the block often felt anxious, distressed and voiceless. The building was a major source of blight, and reduced the overall quality of life for homeowners on the block.