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Bridge Street Development Corporation is a 501c(3) non-profit organization with a mission to provide civic and economic opportunities to the residents of Central Brooklyn with an emphasis on low-to-moderate income residents. We do this by building partnerships with businesses, government, and other community stakeholders. Since 1995, Bridge Street has continuously worked to serve the Bedford Stuyvesant and Central Brooklyn community and has become a trusted provider of information, education, housing and social services, as well as a convener of community engagement activities.

Our vision is to preserve Bedford-Stuyvesant and the adjacent neighborhoods of central and eastern Brooklyn as desirable neighborhoods for raising families, owning businesses and taking part in rich cultural, spiritual and recreational opportunities. Our motto, “Building on Community Strength,” describes our core belief that the most effective way to improve a community is to develop and promote local assets, including people, homes, businesses, and organizations.

We do this through five Program Areas:

Housing Development

We create and preserve high quality affordable housing for low- and moderate-income residents.

Community Engagement

We work block by block to empower residents to become active citizens, fully involved in improving the quality of life in their community.

Economic Development

With a focus on Central Brooklyn and Canarsie, we facilitate neighborhood revitalization efforts and create long term economic stability.

Senior Services

Based at Quincy Senior Residences, we provide a holistic environment for active seniors to age in place. We offer health/wellness, educational, social, and recreational programming for the building’s residents and seniors from the surrounding community.

Bridge Street Development Corporation was founded in 1995 by members of the oldest continuing African-American congregation in Brooklyn: the Bridge Street African Wesleyan Methodist Episcopal Church. BSDC serves the Central Brooklyn community, primarily Bedford-Stuyvesant, which has a long history and a rich architectural and cultural heritage.

Read more about what we have accomplished since 1995.

Staff & Board


Edward Odom, Jr.


Phyllis White-Thorne

Vice Chair

Valerie Kendrick-Cousin


Abitzel "Abbi" Robinson-Hobson


Joan Bartolomeo

Board Member

Sowonee Duworko

Board Member

Drexel Harris

Board Member

Fitzgerald Miller

Board Member

Niles D. Stewart

Board Member

Rev. David B. Cousin, Sr.

Board Member

Scott A. Griffin

Board Member

Tamara Charles

Board Member

Senior Staff


Gregory Anderson

President & CEO

Oma Holloway

Chief Operating Officer

Donald Moore

Finance Director

Kesha Harmon

Grant and Compliance Administrator

Sharon Lewis

Director, Real Estate

Sidda Philip

Program Director, Youth Workforce Programs

Nicole Greaves

Director of Community Engagement

Temur Nanikashvili

Community Outreach Manager

Tiara Robertson

Community Outreach Coordinator - Economic Development

Michelle Bostic

Community Outreach Manager

Jacqueline Love

Director of Senior Services

Shnequa Purvis

Project Director- Cure Violence Youth Program

Louiza Chirinian

Project Manager, Real Estate

Lynette Battle

Economic Development Consultant

Jamal Harris

Community Outreach Coordinator - Youth Workforce

Sonia Velazquez

Community Outreach Coordinator - Senior Services

Shantell Jackman

Site Coach

Christopher Jeffrey

SYEP Coach/Program Assistant

Shaquoya Pollock

Community Outreach Consultant

Conor Hassett

Community Outreach Coordinator - Economic Development

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    Flower Bed-Stuy 2022

    Affordable Housing Lottery Workshop


    BSDC's First Time Investors Program (FTIP)


    LISC NYC Community Partner of the Year

    Nail Down Your Customer

    How To Apply for a Neighborhood Business Grant

    FDNY Fire Safety Presentation

    Essential Steps To Getting Your Business Finances In Order

    NDA Opportunity Youth PAID Internship Program

    How to Start a Block/Tenant Association

    How to Start a Block/Tenant Association

    Governor Hochul Announces Highlights of FY 2023 Budget

    Bridge Street Development Receives Citi Foundation Community Progress Makers Grant

    Shop Your City - Bed Stuy!

    Bridge Street Development Corp. Overview 2020

    LISC NYC Small Business Relief & Recovery Fund

    Message To Our Community

    BSDC Names CEO

    Kings Covenant HDFC Waiting List Advertisement




    Registration Open (July 5-August 20): Paid Internships for Bed-Stuy Young Adults

    9th Annual TAMA Summerfest Weekend Walks Part II Takes Place in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn August 17th!

    BK Reader: Bed-Stuy Summer Fun Returns with the 8th Annual TAMA Summerfest

    8th Annual TAMA Summerfest Weekend Walks Takes Place in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn July 21st!

    Affordable Home in Brooklyn for Sale: 919 Gates Avenue

    8th Annual Fresh Start Home Resource Expo (7/10/17)

    5th Annual Youth Fair 5th Annual Youth Resource and Summer Camp Fair (4/17/17)

    NYS Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislator Caucus (2/17/17)

    Bridge Street Development Corporation’s (BSDC) Small Business Boot Camp (2/17/17)

    Small Business Boot Camp

    Leadership Training

    Real Estate Advisory Services

    Malcolm X Boulevard

    Tompkins Avenue

    Bedford Avenue

    Art Crawl

    Feast Bed-Stuy

    TAMA Summerfest

    Neighborhood Advocacy-test

    Test 2

    Technical Assistance

    Community Events and Festivals

    Merchant Organizing

    Youth Opportunity Center

    Youth Workforce and Internship

    Youth Civic Engagement

    Faith-Based Initiative

    Technical Assistance to Block and Tenant Associations

    Block & Resident Associations Technical Assistance

    Tenant Advocacy

    Bridge Street Development Corp and LISC Preserve Kings Covenant Apartments

    Feast Bed-Stuy: Malcom X Boulevard Edition

    The President’s Corner by Emilio Dorcely

    MY BASE, Bridge Street’s Youth Engagement Program, Is In High Gear

    Bridge Street is at the Forefront of Preventing Tenant Displacement

    Bridge Street Preserving 74 Units of Affordable Housing in Three Brooklyn Neighborhoods

    Some highlights from 2015...

    Bridge Street Selected to Host a Neighborhood 360° Fellow...Apply Now!

    Bridge Street & Partners Cut the Ribbon on 8 More Affordable Apartments

    Registration is open for the MY BASE youth community engagement program

    MY BASE Youth Civic Engagement program

    TAMA Summerfest Draws Hundreds to Tompkins Avenue

    TAMA Summerfest to feature live music lineup

    Foreclosed Park Slope Building Will Be Converted Into Affordable Rentals

    Volunteers Help Spruce Up Quincy Senior Residences

    DNAinfo: 'Feast Bed-Stuy' to Highlight Neighborhood Eats With $5 Tasting

    BSDC Picked for Morgan Stanley's 7th Annual US Strategy Challenge

    PR Newswire: BSDC and Ocwen Financial Corporation Partner to Discuss Ways for Homeowners to Avoid Foreclosure

    POP-Up Shop Vendor Application

    BSDC Hosts Panel Discussion: Keeping It In the Family

    BSDC Discusses Property Liens on BK Live

    Bedford- Stuyvesant profiled in New York Times Video Series

    New York Foundation Grant Awarded for Community Engagement Work

    CNYCN: Announcing AGScamHelp

    BSDC Now Partner in HPD HomeFirst Down Payment Assistance Program

    Youth Members of MY BASE Meet with NYPD Reps

    Feast Bed-Stuy Tompkins Ave Edition

    Bridge Street Celebrates Empowerment Weekend

    "Building On Faith"

    Bridge Street's CEO to be a panelist at forum on well-being and opportunity for communities around the world

    Gothamist: The Greenest Block in Brooklyn

    Bridge Street's President & CEO appears on "Here and Now" with Sandra Bookman

    Our work thus far

    BSDC's Don Eversley Discusses Affordable Housing on BK Live TV

    Current Projects

    Malcolm X Boulevard Merchants

    Tompkins Avenue Merchants

    Bedford Avenue Merchants

    Weekly Senior Programs at Quincy

    Financial Education

    Foreclosure Prevention Education & Counseling



    Living at Quincy

    Bedford Avenue Retail Attraction

    The Bridge Street POP-Up Program

    Community Events & Workshops

    Merchant Association Development

    BK Reader: Brook-Lens: Flower Bed-Stuy!

    Canarsie Strong

    Bed-Stuy Works Alliance

    Block & Resident Associations

    Rental Apartments Available

    DNAinfo: New Volunteer Network Helps Bed-Stuy Residents Become Activists

    BK Reader: Forum Shows How Residents Can Become Equity Players in Their Community

    DNAinfo: Pop-up Program Expands with 'Rough and Tumble' Boutique

    DNAinfo: Bed-Stuy Couple Bringing 'Fresh and Local' Grocery to the Neighborhood

    Family Business Thrives With Help from BSDC

    Bridge Street Expands Foreclosure Prevention Services to Hard Hit Canarsie

    DNAinfo: Pop-up Shop in Bed-Stuy Looks to Make a Lasting Impression

    Bed-Stuy Patch: And What of the Public Spaces in Bed-Stuy?

    Noel Pointer Court Nears Completion

    Bed-Stuy Patch: Mapping the Road Ahead

    Senior Citizens Learn to Surf the Web at Quincy Senior Residences

    Mapping the Road Ahead: Living in a Rapidly Changing Community

    Home Resource Expo Helps Bed-Stuy Residents Get a Fresh Start

    FlowerBed Stuy

    Bed-Stuy Patch: Coming Soon to Bed-Stuy: The Merchant Quad

    Celebrating Family Caregivers Awareness Day

    Bed-Stuy Patch: Building Bridges

    BSDC Unveils Bed-Stuy's First Solar-Paneled Residential Apartment Building

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