About Us


Bridge Street Development Corporation (BSDC) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, the mission of which is to build partnerships with businesses, government, and other community stakeholders to provide civic and economic opportunities to the residents of Central Brooklyn with a focus on low to moderate-income households.

Our vision is to preserve Bedford-Stuyvesant and the adjacent neighborhoods of central and eastern Brooklyn as a desirable neighborhood 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.

Homeownership Services

Through one-on-one counseling and educational workshops, we preserve homeownership within the community by providing services to both prospective and current homeowners.

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

Akil Friday

Board Member

John E. Gilmore IV

Board Member

Drexel Harris

Board Member

Fitzgerald Miller

Board Member

Niles D. Stewart

Board Member

Rev. David B. Cousin, Sr.

Board Member

Emilio Dorcely

Board Member

Senior Staff


Gregory Anderson

President & CEO

Donald Moore

Finance Director

Oma Holloway

Senior Program Director

Temur Nanikashvili

Community Outreach Manager

Sidda Philip

Program Director, Youth Workforce Programs

Tiara Robertson

Program Administrative Coordinator

Michelle Bostic

Community Outreach Coordinator - Youth Programs

Louiza Chirinian

Project Manager, Real Estate

Sharon Lewis

Director, Real Estate

Lorenzo Villanueva

Manager, Home Ownership Services

Shantell Jackman

Site Coach

Celyna Wallace

Program Assistant

LaGenia Gee

Program Assistant-Homeownership

Richard Mullings

Commercial Revitalization Program Manager

Shaquoya Pollock

Civic Corp Program Associate

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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

Pre-Purchase Homebuyer Education & Counseling

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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