Retrofit Bedford Stuyvesant Block by Block is a holistic strategy to make the Bedfrod Stuyvesant community greener more energy efficient and sustainable, on a block by block basis. Our aim is to make it easy for residents to achieve home and neighborhood improvements: to reduce housing costs, fight asthma, allergies, and other health issues caused by poor indoor and outdoor air quality, improve housing conditions, decrease dependence on polluting energy sources, and improve the environment.
For our pilot, we engaged 2 blocks of Herkimer Street, from Nostrand to New York. There, we retrofitted 47 units of housing, planted 49 trees, upgraded a community garden, and provided hands on job training to 8 unemployed local residents through Restoration’s Justice Corps. Program, a re-entry program for young adults.
We have launched our second round of the program with 11 local blocks, including 8 blocks of Bedford Corners. Should YOUR block be interested in participating in our next round and you know that 51% of residents on your block are interested in participating, please contact Jedidah Baptiste at 718-646-6973 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Retrofit Bedford Stuyvesant Block by Block is an initiative of Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, Pratt Center for Community Development, and the Coalition for the Improvement of Bedford Stuyvesant.