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Bed-Stuy Food Pantries See Increasing Traffic With Food Stamp Cuts

Feds could cut $40 billion more in SNAP assistance that affects mainly children By Stephen Witt It’s not even the end of the first month that the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP),  a.k.a. food stamps, was cut and already Bedford-Stuyvesant food pantries are seeing increases in the hungry. But the current $5 billion cut nationwide […]readmore

Keeping Bed-Stuy Alive …

Allison Shillingford, Darius Clark — Macon Street Residents – win top BET Urbanworld Filmwriting Awards At BET’s recent Urbanworld Film Awards ceremony in TriBeCa, Macon Street residents Allison (Bonner )Shillingford & Darius Clark Monroe received the top writing awards in this year’s Urbanworld Film Festival. Their scripts, “Mel & Missy” (Shillingford) and “Year of Our […]readmore

October Is Bedford- Stuyvesant Month

October 24 5:30p-7:30p: Opening Reception for Koho Yamamoto: Works of the Master, an exhibition of the works of the famous artist-educator, who at 91, is still teaching and painting. Dr. Myrah Brown Green is curator. Aaron Davis Hall, Convent Avenue & 135th St. www.adhatccny.org (Ongoing thru November 22) RSVP required. E-mail: cccarts@ccny.cuny.edu or call: 212/650-5361. […]readmore

Henry Butler is New Bed-Stuy Community Board 3 District Manager

By Stephen Witt If a history of civic, community and business involvement is any indication then Bedford-Stuyvesant residents are in very capable hands with Community Board 3’s new chief administrator. That after the CB3 board both accepted the resignation of its longtime Chair Henry Butler and then promptly hired him to replace the retiring Charlene […]readmore

Bed-Stuy State-of-the-Art Recreation Center Scores Major Boost

The city is poised to turn the Bedford-Atlantic Armory into a multi-use facility to include a state-of-the-art athletic and recreational center along with its continued use as a homeless shelter. That after City Council member Letitia James and Speaker Christine Quinn allocated $2 million from the recently passed city budget to the project bringing a […]readmore

James Black Jr. King of Chessboard: Bed Stuy Youth wins

It’s morning at I.S. 318 on Walton Street in Williamsburg and James Black, Jr., 12, looked across the chessboard at his opponent, coach Elizabeth Vicray, and hit the timer with his right hand. “Checkmate,” he said, smiling. And so went another chess victory for Black, Jr., a Bedford-Stuyvesant resident who  is determined to become the […]readmore

Bed-Stuy Swim Team Makes Splash

The Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA Piranhas Swimming team continues to take a bite out of the competition from other teams around the state. The squad, consisting of local kids from seven to 17, came in a strong second place at the recent sixth annual Elias Karmon Diversity Meet.  It was a marked improvement from last year’s sixth […]readmore

Changes slated for Von King Cultural Center

Brooklyn Borough Parks Commissioner Kevin Jeffrey told Our Time Press that  it was decided to turn North Bed-Stuy’s Herbert Von King Cultural Center into one of the city’s star attractions  utilizing non-profit cultural community based organizations (CBO) to run the programming. Community Board 3 chair Henry Butler, who is charged with reaching out to local […]readmore