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Biking Brooklyn, An Interview With Velo City

By Morgan Powell Velo City is an organization based in Brooklyn that was founded by three young women of color in 2010.  These urban planners and a landscape architect aim to increase diversity in allied professions and their own.  With the philosophy: Explore, Empower, Envision, they are active with a number of Brooklyn high schools, […]Read More

Restoration Plaza At Odds With Sonny Carson’s Organization

As Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Plaza continues eviction proceedings against one of the community’s oldest grass roots organizations, a City Council member from outside the district said he is willing to mediate to resolve the issue. Restoration Plaza was established during the height of the Civil Rights Movement with the help of Bobby Kennedy under the mandate […]Read More

Restoration Plaza Says Nonprofit Started by Sonny Carson has To

Bedford-Stuyvesant’s Restoration Plaza – established during the height of the Civil Rights movement with the help of Bobby Kennedy – is removing one of its original activist tenants. The Committee to Honor Black Heroes (CHBH), which was established by the late Korean War veteran and Civil Rights activist Sonny Carson, who was also a charter […]Read More

Restoration Plaza readies for grand reopening

One of Bed-Stuy’s crown jewels, Restoration Plaza on Fulton Street, is getting ready to show itself off again after a five-year, $10 million renovation. “We hope to have the plaza open for outdoor seating around June 1,” said Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation Chief Operating Officer Dyrnest Sinckler. “At that time, the steps and windows in the […]Read More