Armory Newsletter May 2019 Volume 1 Issue 9

Dear Armory Friends and Neighbors,

Our ninth edition newsletter is ready for reading. Click on the 'Bedford Union Armory' photo above to open the newsletter or the link below. In the news this month are articles written by local Crown Heights organizations that have partnered with the Armory staff to produce a best in class recreation facility.

Take a look inside and feel free to send us your feedback. Thank you for reading!

Click on this link for May 2019 newsletter.

Best regards,
Armory Staff

Autumn Equinox - Back-to-School Newsletter 2018

Checkout our Back-to-School issue of the Bedford Union Armory newsletter. This month we feature articles on The Carey Gabay Foundation, Remembering William Howard, Imagine Swimming, the Armory’s Construction Bidding process, Kyra-Lee Harry’s part two interview and more. Click on this link to view the Autumn Newsletter.

June/July Newsletter

Thank you for reading our eighth issue of the Bedford Union Armory newsletter. Click on the following link to learn what's happening at the Bedford Union Armory.

  • In the Spotlight this month with Michelle Gall from Digital Girls, Inc.
  • Ifetayo welcomes new Executive Director
  • West Indian American Day Carnival Association Spring/Summer Event Schedule
  • Introducing the 'I Am Peace Foundation'
  • The Local Development Corporation of Crown Heights and By the Numbers Presents an MWBE Get Certified Workshop
  • And much more!

May 2018 Newsletter Featuring Interview with NYU Student Kyra Lee-Harry

March 2018 Newsletter Highlights

City Council approves Brooklyn’s Bedford-Union Armory project

City Council approves Brooklyn’s Bedford-Union Armory project

A plan to transform Brooklyn’s Bedford-Union Armory into a rec center and hundreds of apartments got final approval from the City Council Thursday.

The controversial Crown Heights project has sparked protests and a day before the vote, the Legal Aid Society filed a lawsuit attempting to stop it.

Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo struck a deal to make major changes to the project — scrapping plans for condos, and lowering the rents for apartments designated as affordable housing.

There will now be 400 apartments on the city-owned site, 250 of them with income limits and rent ranging from about $521 to $1,166.

NYC approves controversial Bedford-Union Armory plan

Today the New York City Council voted to approve a controversial redevelopment plan for Brooklyn’s Bedford-Union Armory.

The plan, Bedford Courts, proposes revamping the vacant, city-owned armory with a 67,000-square-foot recreation hall, 330 rental apartments and 60 condominiums. The recreational facilities would include multi-purpose courts, a swimming pool, and an indoor turf field.The project still must be approved by the Mayor’s Office before it can begin development.

October 2017 Newsletter

On Friday, June 30th at the Medgar Evers College pool, Imagine Swimming, along with the Bedford Union Armory and Finis Swim Equipment, hosted Brooklyn Swims. Sixty children, mostly from the nearby Ebbets Field Houses, got to attend a free swim lesson and drowning prevention talk with Imagine Swimming instructors. Finis Swim Equipment provided free swim goggles and caps for all participants.

OP-ED: Bedford-Union Armory Can Help Close the Achievement Gap in Crown Heights

t's no secret that many young people in Crown Heights don't have access to the same resources and support systems as those in wealthier neighborhoods across the city. But we don't need to keep treating that like it's business as usual.

The numbers tell a story that should inspire us to enact change now. While 95 percent of students in areas like Tribeca and Soho finish high school on time, only around 72 percent of Crown Heights students do the same, according to a study by the nonprofit Measure of America.